45points

AKG K 242 HD

63points

Nixon Stylus

87points

Sony MDR-XB950B1

87points

Sony MDR-ZX770BN

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Nixon Stylus
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AKG K 242 HD vs Nixon Stylus vs Sony MDR-XB950B1 vs Sony MDR-ZX770BN

AKG K 242 HD
Nixon Stylus
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-ZX770BN
AKG K 242 HD
Nixon Stylus
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-ZX770BN

Why is AKG K 242 HD better than Nixon Stylus & Sony MDR-XB950B1 & Sony MDR-ZX770BN?

  • Has a straight plug

Why is Nixon Stylus better than AKG K 242 HD & Sony MDR-XB950B1 & Sony MDR-ZX770BN?

  • Weight
    175gvs240,245,245g
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has a coiled cord

Why is Sony MDR-XB950B1 better than AKG K 242 HD & Nixon Stylus & Sony MDR-ZX770BN?

  • Lowest frequency
    3Hzvs15,20,8Hz
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has a battery level indicator

Why is Sony MDR-ZX770BN better than AKG K 242 HD & Nixon Stylus & Sony MDR-XB950B1?

  • Impedance
    23 Ohmsvs55,32,24 Ohms
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Has a noise canceling microphone

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG K 242 HD
Nixon Stylus
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-ZX770BN

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
Nixon Stylus
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-ZX770BN

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

175g

245g

245g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.has a detachable cable
AKG K 242 HD
Nixon Stylus
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-ZX770BN

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

5.has an in-ear form
AKG K 242 HD
Nixon Stylus
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-ZX770BN

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.

For example

AKG N200 Wireless

6.can be folded
AKG K 242 HD
Nixon Stylus
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-ZX770BN

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

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

15Hz

20Hz

3Hz

8Hz

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

20000Hz

28000Hz

22000Hz

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
Nixon Stylus
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-ZX770BN

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

101dB/mW

105dB/mW

98dB/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
Nixon Stylus
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-ZX770BN

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

32 Ohms

24 Ohms

23 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
Nixon Stylus
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-ZX770BN

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
AKG K 242 HD
Nixon Stylus
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-ZX770BN

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
AKG K 242 HD
Nixon Stylus
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-ZX770BN

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

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
AKG K 242 HD
Nixon Stylus
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-ZX770BN

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K 242 HD
Nixon Stylus
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-ZX770BN

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
Nixon Stylus
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-ZX770BN

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.

4.Has WiFi
AKG K 242 HD
Nixon Stylus
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-ZX770BN

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
AKG K 242 HD
Nixon Stylus
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-ZX770BN

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
Nixon Stylus
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-ZX770BN

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
Nixon Stylus
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-ZX770BN

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.

4.has a noise canceling microphone
AKG K 242 HD
Nixon Stylus
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-ZX770BN

These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

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