46points

AKG K 242 HD

72points

Sennheiser RS 175

AKG K 242 HD
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AKG K 242 HD vs Sennheiser RS 175

AKG K 242 HD
Sennheiser RS 175
AKG K 242 HD
Sennheiser RS 175
46
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72
points

Why is AKG K 242 HD better than Sennheiser RS 175?

  • 2Hz lower low-frequency
    15Hzvs17Hz
  • 70g lighter
    240gvs310g
  • Has a neodymium magnet

Why is Sennheiser RS 175 better than AKG K 242 HD?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 23 Ohms lower impedance
    32 Ohmsvs55 Ohms
  • 23dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    114dB/mWvs91dB/mW
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Has a rechargeable battery

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG K 242 HD
Sennheiser RS 175

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
Sennheiser RS 175

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

3.has an over-the-ear form
AKG K 242 HD
Sennheiser RS 175

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

310g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has a straight plug
AKG K 242 HD
Sennheiser RS 175

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

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

25000Hz

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

2.lowest frequency

15Hz

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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
AKG K 242 HD
Sennheiser RS 175

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

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

32 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
Sennheiser RS 175

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

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
AKG K 242 HD
Sennheiser RS 175

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
AKG K 242 HD
Sennheiser RS 175

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
AKG K 242 HD
Sennheiser RS 175

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

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
AKG K 242 HD
Sennheiser RS 175

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K 242 HD
Sennheiser RS 175

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

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
AKG K 242 HD
Sennheiser RS 175

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.

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