45points

AKG K 242 HD

49points

Bose QuietComfort 20i

AKG K 242 HD
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AKG K 242 HD vs Bose QuietComfort 20i

AKG K 242 HD
Bose QuietComfort 20i
AKG K 242 HD
Bose QuietComfort 20i

Why is AKG K 242 HD better than Bose QuietComfort 20i?

  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Has a straight plug

Why is Bose QuietComfort 20i better than AKG K 242 HD?

  • 196g lighter
    44gvs240g
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Has an L-shaped plug

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG K 242 HD
Bose QuietComfort 20i

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
Bose QuietComfort 20i

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.has a detachable cable
AKG K 242 HD
Bose QuietComfort 20i

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

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4.weight

240g

44g

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5.has an in-ear form
AKG K 242 HD
Bose QuietComfort 20i

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 included ear pads
AKG K 242 HD
Bose QuietComfort 20i

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

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Sound quality

1.has a neodymium magnet
AKG K 242 HD
Bose QuietComfort 20i

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

2.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
AKG K 242 HD
Bose QuietComfort 20i

This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
AKG K 242 HD
Bose QuietComfort 20i

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a removable battery
AKG K 242 HD
Bose QuietComfort 20i

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

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Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K 242 HD
Bose QuietComfort 20i

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

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Features

1.can be used as a headset
AKG K 242 HD
Bose QuietComfort 20i

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.

2.has an in-line control panel
AKG K 242 HD
Bose QuietComfort 20i

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

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