45points

AKG K 242 HD

86points

Philips SHB8850NC

92points

Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

AKG K 242 HD
Philips SHB8850NC
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AKG K 242 HD vs Philips SHB8850NC vs Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

AKG K 242 HD
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
AKG K 242 HD
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

Why is AKG K 242 HD better than Philips SHB8850NC & Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC?

    Why is Philips SHB8850NC better than AKG K 242 HD & Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC?

    • Lowest frequency
      10Hzvs15,18Hz
    • Impedance
      16 Ohmsvs55,18 Ohms
    • Has an on-ear form
    • Has an open-back design
    • Has voice commands
    • Wireless charging

    Why is Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC better than AKG K 242 HD & Philips SHB8850NC?

    • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
    • Weight
      221.1gvs240,232g
    • Sound pressure level
      113dB/mWvs91,105dB/mW
    • Travel bag is included
    • Has an L-shaped plug

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    Design

    1.has stereo speakers
    AKG K 242 HD
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

    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
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

    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

    232g

    221.1g

    Best

    Sony MDR-EX150AP

    3g

    4.has a detachable cable
    AKG K 242 HD
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

    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
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

    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
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

    The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

    For example

    SoundMagic E11C

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    Sound quality

    1.lowest frequency

    15Hz

    10Hz

    18Hz

    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

    22000Hz

    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
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

    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

    105dB/mW

    113dB/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
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

    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

    16 Ohms

    18 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
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

    An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

    2.has a rechargeable battery
    AKG K 242 HD
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

    The battery can be recharged and used over again.

    3.has a removable battery
    AKG K 242 HD
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

    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
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

    Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

    2.has a 3.5mm male connector
    AKG K 242 HD
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

    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
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

    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
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

    The device can connect to WiFi.

    For example

    Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

    5.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
    AKG K 242 HD
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

    802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

    For example

    RHA TrueConnect

    6.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
    AKG K 242 HD
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

    802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.

    For example

    JBL Reflect Contour 2

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    Features

    1.control panel placed on a device
    AKG K 242 HD
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

    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.can be used as a headset
    AKG K 242 HD
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

    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.

    3.has a noise canceling microphone
    AKG K 242 HD
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

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

    For example

    Microsoft Surface Headphones

    4.has voice commands
    AKG K 242 HD
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

    You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.

    5.has an accelerometer
    AKG K 242 HD
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

    An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

    For example

    Sony Xperia Ear Duo

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    Miscellaneous

    1.wireless charging
    AKG K 242 HD
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

    The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

    2.can be controlled remotely
    AKG K 242 HD
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

    A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

    For example

    Audio-Technica ATH-CKR7TW

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