45points

AKG K 242 HD

47points

AKG K121 Studio

94points

Sennheiser PXC 550

AKG K 242 HD
AKG K121 Studio
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AKG K 242 HD vs AKG K121 Studio vs Sennheiser PXC 550

AKG K 242 HD
AKG K121 Studio
Sennheiser PXC 550
AKG K 242 HD
AKG K121 Studio
Sennheiser PXC 550

Why is AKG K 242 HD better than AKG K121 Studio & Sennheiser PXC 550?

  • Lowest frequency
    15Hzvs18,17Hz
  • Impedance
    55 Ohmsvs55,490 Ohms

Why is AKG K121 Studio better than AKG K 242 HD & Sennheiser PXC 550?

  • Weight
    220gvs240,227g
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has an on-ear form

Why is Sennheiser PXC 550 better than AKG K 242 HD & AKG K121 Studio?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Control panel placed on a device

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG K 242 HD
AKG K121 Studio
Sennheiser PXC 550

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 an over-the-ear form
AKG K 242 HD
AKG K121 Studio
Sennheiser PXC 550

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.

3.weight

240g

220g

227g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.has a detachable cable
AKG K 242 HD
AKG K121 Studio
Sennheiser PXC 550

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

5.can be folded
AKG K 242 HD
AKG K121 Studio
Sennheiser PXC 550

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.

6.has a tangle free cable
AKG K 242 HD
AKG K121 Studio
Sennheiser PXC 550

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

15Hz

18Hz

17Hz

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

2.highest frequency

25000Hz

22500Hz

23000Hz

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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
AKG K 242 HD
AKG K121 Studio
Sennheiser PXC 550

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

114dB/mW

110dB/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.has a neodymium magnet
AKG K 242 HD
AKG K121 Studio
Sennheiser PXC 550

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

6.impedance

55 Ohms

55 Ohms

490 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

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
AKG K 242 HD
AKG K121 Studio
Sennheiser PXC 550

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
AKG K 242 HD
AKG K121 Studio
Sennheiser PXC 550

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
AKG K 242 HD
AKG K121 Studio
Sennheiser PXC 550

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K 242 HD
AKG K121 Studio
Sennheiser PXC 550

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

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
AKG K 242 HD
AKG K121 Studio
Sennheiser PXC 550

Device supports fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
AKG K 242 HD
AKG K121 Studio
Sennheiser PXC 550

There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.

2.has an in-line control panel
AKG K 242 HD
AKG K121 Studio
Sennheiser PXC 550

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

3.can be used as a headset
AKG K 242 HD
AKG K121 Studio
Sennheiser PXC 550

A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for applications which require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones etc.

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