46points

AKG K 242 HD

44points

AKG K 272 HD

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AKG K 242 HD vs AKG K 272 HD

AKG K 242 HD
AKG K 272 HD
AKG K 242 HD
AKG K 272 HD
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Why is AKG K 242 HD better than AKG K 272 HD?

  • 1Hz lower low-frequency
    15Hzvs16Hz
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has an over-the-ear form

Why is AKG K 272 HD better than AKG K 242 HD?

  • 3000Hz higher high-frequency
    28000Hzvs25000Hz
  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has an on-ear form

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG K 242 HD
AKG K 272 HD

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

2.has a detachable cable
AKG K 242 HD
AKG K 272 HD

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

For example

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC900BT

3.has an over-the-ear form
AKG K 242 HD
AKG K 272 HD

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.

4.weight

240g

240g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has an on-ear form
AKG K 242 HD
AKG K 272 HD

This device comfortably rests on top of your outer ears. As it doesn't block out everything from the outside world, it's preferred in places like office environments and recommended for outdoor activities.

6.has a straight plug
AKG K 242 HD
AKG K 272 HD

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

25000Hz

28000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

Best

Sony MDR-Z1R

120000Hz

2.lowest frequency

15Hz

16Hz

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

Best

Sony MH1CBLK

1Hz

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
AKG K 242 HD
AKG K 272 HD

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

91dB/mW

91dB/mW

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

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

5.impedance

55 Ohms

55 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.

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

6.has a neodymium magnet
AKG K 242 HD
AKG K 272 HD

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K 242 HD
AKG K 272 HD

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

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