42points

AKG IP2

36points

HiFiMAN HE-500

AKG IP2
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HiFiMAN HE-500
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15 facts in comparison

AKG IP2 vs HiFiMAN HE-500

AKG IP2
HiFiMAN HE-500

Why is AKG IP2 better than HiFiMAN HE-500?

  • 3Hz lower low-frequency
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    12Hzvs15Hz
  • Has passive noise reduction
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  • 32dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    ?

    121dB/mWvs89dB/mW
  • 22 Ohms lower impedance
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    16 Ohmsvs38 Ohms
  • 499g lighter
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    3gvs502g
  • Has an in-ear form
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  • Has a tangle free cable
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Why is HiFiMAN HE-500 better than AKG IP2?

  • 26500Hz higher high-frequency
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    50000Hzvs23500Hz
  • Has an over-the-ear form
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  • Has a detachable cable
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  • 1.85m longer cable
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    3mvs1.15m
  • Has an open-back design
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Price comparison

HiFiMAN HE-500

Buy used:

$499.00

ProductStorePrice
HiFiMAN HE-500 AmazonHIFIMAN Sundara Hi-Fi Headphone with 3.5...HIFIMAN Sundara Hi-Fi Headphone with 3.5mm Connector Cable for Audiophiles, Planar Magnetic, Comfortable Fit-Register to Get Extended Manufacturer's Warranty
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$349.00
HiFiMAN HE-500 AmazonHIFIMAN HE-400I Over Ear Full-Size Plana...HIFIMAN HE-400I Over Ear Full-Size Planar Magnetic Headphones Adjustable Headphone with Comfortable Earpads Open-Back Design Easy Cable Swapping
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$184.71
HiFiMAN HE-500 AmazonHIFIMAN HE400i 2020 Version Full-Size Ov...HIFIMAN HE400i 2020 Version Full-Size Over-Ear Planar Magnetic Professional Headphones with Enhanced Headband, 3.5mm Connector, for Audiophiles, Great Sound Quality, Stereo-Black
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$169.00
HiFiMAN HE-500 AmazonHIFIMAN SUNDARA Over-ear Full-size Plana...HIFIMAN SUNDARA Over-ear Full-size Planar Magnetic Headphones with High Fidelity Design Easy to Drive by iPhone /Android Comfortable Headband Open-Back Design Easy Cable Swapping Black
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$349.00
HiFiMAN HE-500 AmazonHIFIMAN HE-560 V2 Premium Planar Magneti...HIFIMAN HE-560 V2 Premium Planar Magnetic Headphones
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$899.00
HiFiMAN HE-500 AmazonHIFIMAN HE-400I Over Ear Full-size Plana...HIFIMAN HE-400I Over Ear Full-size Planar Magnetic Headphones (Renewed)
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$140.00
HiFiMAN HE-500 AmazonHIFIMAN Ananda Over-Ear Full-Size Planar...HIFIMAN Ananda Over-Ear Full-Size Planar Magnetic Headphones with High Fidelity Design Easy to Drive by iPhone/Android Studio Comfortable Earpads Open-Back Design Easy Cable Swapping
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$699.00
HiFiMAN HE-500 AmazonHifiman HE-560 Full-Size Planar Magnetic...Hifiman HE-560 Full-Size Planar Magnetic Over-Ear Headphones (Black/Woodgrain)
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$889.00
HiFiMAN HE-500 AmazonHIFIMAN HE400S Over Ear Full-Size Planar...HIFIMAN HE400S Over Ear Full-Size Planar Magnetic Headphone
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$249.00

Design

1.has an over-the-ear form
AKG IP2
HiFiMAN HE-500
Comfortable full-size form with earcups that fully enclose your ears. This model is loved for its increased sound isolation and the fact that it won't leak sound to your neighbors. It offers potential for maximum bass and loudness levels.
2.has a detachable cable
AKG IP2
HiFiMAN HE-500
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
3.weight

3g

502g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
4.travel bag is included
AKG IP2
HiFiMAN HE-500
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
5.has an in-ear form
AKG IP2
HiFiMAN HE-500
The in-ear device is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. It is inserted in the ear canal itself and blocks out a lot of environmental noise. It has stronger bass tones and is unlikely to fall out of the ear.
6.has a tangle free cable
AKG IP2
HiFiMAN HE-500
The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

12Hz

15Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
2.highest frequency

23500Hz

50000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
3.has passive noise reduction
AKG IP2
HiFiMAN HE-500
The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
4.sound pressure level

121dB/mW

89dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
5.impedance

16 Ohms

38 Ohms

Impedance is the device’s electrical resistance to the current being pushed through it. The lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG IP2
HiFiMAN HE-500
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

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