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RHA - S500 Universal

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Yay! This item is eligible for replacement.

This product is eligible for a replacement if the return request is raised within 7 days of delivery, and ONLY in the unfortunate event that it is found to be defective. This policy is not applicable to customers who are not happy with the product.

Once the manufacturing defect has been confirmed by our inspection team, we will provide a replacement of the originally ordered product. In case of replacements not being available, you can choose another variant, full store credit or a full refund will be provided.

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Designed in
Scotland

Balanced Sound
Signature

Ideal for Casual
Music Listening

Ideal for the
Workplace

Ideal for
Commuting

Ideal for
Taking Calls

3 Years of
Warranty

Metal
Build

Tangle-Free
Fabric Cables

Super Lightweight
Design

Works with
Android & iOS


The RHA S500u is amongst the finest sounding wired earphones on a budget. They're impossibly compact and ideal for someone with small ears. My wife swears by them, and they fit her perfectly.
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RAGHAV SOMANI

I started Headphone Zone almost 10 years ago because most big retailers had little to no understanding of electronic accessories, people had little understanding and few options. Customers ended up having a lousy experience in-store and simply bought the cheapest earphone they found.
Our aim is to take the Headphone Zone experience to the length and breadth of music listeners in India. How we can do this is by helping you experience better sound, and provide you with enough information enabling informed choices.

My hobbies include collecting Airline Baggage Tags. I also hold a Guinness World Record for the largest collection in the world. While I’m not an audiophile, I am a passionate musician and I love listening to Rock, Pop and Jazz.

About Raghav
  • Founded Headphone Zone in 2011
  • Founded the Indian Audiophile Forum in 2017, a growing community of 10,000+ members.
  • Travels to industry events like CanJam Singapore and IFA yearly
  • Spends every morning at the breakfast table with his standard meal of idli and sambar.
  • Spends every night (or every time he has to wait for his spouse to get ready) at his Roland piano playing pop tunes from memory.
  • Raghav’s passion for headphones and his commitment to Headphone Zone exemplifies our mission to create customer delight through every touchpoint on our website.
  • Listen to my playlist
  • DESCRIPTION

    BACKED BY A SOLID 3 YEAR WARRANTY. BEST OF SCOTLAND, NOW IN INDIA

    Experience the perfect mix of premium materials, precise engineering and a plethora of accessories with the RHA S500 Universal. Backed by RHA's rock-solid 3-year warranty, these in-ears deliver exciting, immersive audio in addition to unparalleled comfort for any ear size. Add RHA's universal remote to the mix & you get the best of Scotland, now in India.

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    LIGHTWEIGHT AND DURABLE ALUMINIUM BUILD

    The RHA S500 Universal is almost entirely engineered from strong and resilient aerospace-grade machined aluminium. Not only does it give these earphones a premium finish but it also makes them extremely durable even after extensive use. Weighing just 14g, the lightweight build further helps in reducing ear fatigue.

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    FULL-RANGE SOUND REPRODUCTION WITHOUT COMPROMISE

    The S500 Universal's frequency response goes as low as 16Hz and as high as 22kHz (which is even more than the human listening ability), thereby capturing every possible frequency to give a rich and detailed sound. Though small in size, its 140.1 micro-dynamic drivers produce vibrant and full-range sound reproduction without compromise. Engineered for maximum output from within the headphone's diminutive aluminium housings, it excels at delivering high-quality sound.

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    SMALL ON SIZE, BIG ON ISOLATION. SEVEN SETS OF EAR TIPS FOR THE RIGHT FIT

    The S500 Universal is designed to fit comfortably and securely inside the ear canal, minimizing external noise intrusion in order to produce uninhibited, authentic audio reproduction. The earphone is supplied with seven sets of ear tips in a variety of sizes and styles in order to ensure the best noise isolating fit for any ear.

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    SPECS

    AUDIO SPECIFICATIONS
    DRIVERS 140.1 Dynamic Drivers
    DRIVER TYPE Dynamic
    IMPEDANCE 16 Ohms
    SENSITIVITY 100dB
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE 16Hz - 22000Hz
    MAGNET TYPE Neodymium
    CONTROLS & CONNECTIVITY
    WIRED CONNECTIVITY 3.5mm Input
    MICROPHONE Yes
    COMPATIBILITY Universal
    DESIGN & BUILD
    WEARING STYLE In-Ear
    CABLE TYPE Two-Part Material Cable
    WEIGHT 14g
    IN THE BOX
    BOX CONTENTS 1. S500u in-ear Earphone
    2. 6 pairs, dual density ear tips - S x2 / M x2 / L x2
    3. 1 pair, double flange ear tips - S x1
    4. Patent-pending ear tip holder
    5. Shirt Clip
    6. Carry pouch

    COMPARISONS

    RHA - S500 Universal vs competitors
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    ₹1,999/- ₹2999/-

    HiFiMAN - RE400vs competitors
    HiFiMAN - RE400 HiFiMAN - RE400 vs competitors
    ₹1,999/- ₹3999/-

    Sony - MDR-XB75APvs competitors
    Sony - MDR-XB75AP Sony - MDR-XB75AP vs competitors
    ₹2,999/- ₹3990/-

    SoundMAGIC - E11Cvs competitors
    SoundMAGIC - E11C SoundMAGIC - E11C vs competitors
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    Warranty
    Sound Signature
    Balanced
    Flat
    Extra-Bass
    V-Shaped
    Microphone
    Housing Aluminium Metal Hard Plastic Aluminium
    Tangle-Free Cable
    Ergonomics Straight Fit Straight Fit Angular Fit Straight Fit
    Volume Controls
    Compatibility Android & iOS Android & iOS Android & iOS Android & iOS
    Carry Pouch
    Eartips 6x Pairs Silicone Ear Tips
    1 Pair Double Flange Ear Tips
    7x Pairs Silicone Ear Tips 4x Pairs Hybrid Eartips 3x Pairs Silicone Ear Tips
    Experts Verdict "The S500 are versatile earphones that work especially well for pop. Fast, balanced and detailed with a 3 year warranty, these are definitely worth the price tag, and they’re as light as a feather."
    Major HiFi
    "They has managed to spring a surprise with the RE-400 'Waterline' in-ears. They provide a subtle, refined and neutral sound that may not appeal to bass-heads, but will certainly be of interest to purists."
    Gadgets 360

    "I would recommend the E11C if you are looking for an entry-level earphone under £50. The build and design are outstanding this time for the price and the earphone doesn’t easily get tangled."
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    FAQs

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    Media Reviews & Warranty

    3 Year Warranty

    Don't sweat it, this RHA - S500 Universal comes with a 3 year warranty from RHA that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

    Read more about RHA's warranty in India.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 290 reviews
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    Looks good, Performs average.
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    M.A.
    Detailed and Balanced!
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    RHA s500 Universal Nice headphones
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    V.B.
    Clear sound which is not bass boosted but a narrow soundstage
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    Great earphones
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    Not balanced
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    These pair of headphones are the best in this category.
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    Average
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    5/5