45points

AKG K 242 HD

62points

Shure SE535LTD

AKG K 242 HD
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AKG K 242 HD vs Shure SE535LTD

AKG K 242 HD
Shure SE535LTD
AKG K 242 HD
Shure SE535LTD

Why is AKG K 242 HD better than Shure SE535LTD?

  • 3Hz lower low-frequency
    15Hzvs18Hz
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Has a straight plug

Why is Shure SE535LTD better than AKG K 242 HD?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 19 Ohms lower impedance
    36 Ohmsvs55 Ohms
  • 210g lighter
    30gvs240g
  • 28dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    119dB/mWvs91dB/mW
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Travel bag is included

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG K 242 HD
Shure SE535LTD

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
Shure SE535LTD

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
Shure SE535LTD

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

4.weight

240g

30g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has an in-ear form
AKG K 242 HD
Shure SE535LTD

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
Shure SE535LTD

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

25000Hz

19500Hz

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

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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
AKG K 242 HD
Shure SE535LTD

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

119dB/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
Shure SE535LTD

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

36 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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Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K 242 HD
Shure SE535LTD

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
Shure SE535LTD

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
Shure SE535LTD

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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