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AKG K 242 HD
Sony MDR-NC13
Top 59%546 points
Top 59%
Top 26%973 points
Top 26%
AKG K 242 HD
Sony MDR-NC13
Top specs and features

AKG K 242 HD vs Sony MDR-NC13: 23 facts in comparison

1. highest frequency

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
25000Hz
Sony MDR-Z1R: 120000Hz
22000Hz

2. lowest frequency

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
15Hz
Sony MH1CBLK: 1Hz
10Hz

3. weight

221g lighter.
240g
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
19g

4. impedance

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.
55 Ohms
Flips Solo 2 Social: 4 Ohms
16 Ohms

5. has a neodymium magnet

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
AKG K 242 HD
Sony MDR-NC13
36% have it

6. sound pressure level

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
91dB/mW
AKG K553 Pro: 144dB/mW
99dB/mW

7. no battery needed

This device works without batteries. It weighs less and you don't have to worry about recharging or replacing the battery.
AKG K 242 HD
Sony MDR-NC13
67% have it

8. has a detachable cable

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
AKG K 242 HD
Sony MDR-NC13
39% have it

9. has stereo speakers

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
AKG K 242 HD
Sony MDR-NC13
76% have it

10. can be used as a headset

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.
AKG K 242 HD
Sony MDR-NC13
46% have it

11. has a tangle free cable

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.
AKG K 242 HD
Sony MDR-NC13
23% have it

12. has an in-line control panel

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
AKG K 242 HD
Sony MDR-NC13
47% have it

13. has active noise canceling/noise reduction

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.
AKG K 242 HD
Sony MDR-NC13
15% have it

14. has an over-the-ear form

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.
AKG K 242 HD
Sony MDR-NC13
39% have it

15. travel bag is included

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
AKG K 242 HD
Sony MDR-NC13
64% have it

16. has included ear pads

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.
AKG K 242 HD
Sony MDR-NC13
44% have it

17. has a straight plug

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.
AKG K 242 HD
Sony MDR-NC13
49% have it

18. has an L-shaped plug

An L-shaped plug is better if the jack is on the left or right side of the device, so that the cable isn't bent, and is less likely to break when the device is in your pocket.
AKG K 242 HD
Sony MDR-NC13
30% have it

19. has a battery level indicator

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
AKG K 242 HD
Sony MDR-NC13
18% have it

20. has a 3.5mm male connector

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
AKG K 242 HD
Sony MDR-NC13
80% have it

21. cable length

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
3m
Pioneer SE-A1000: 6m
1.5m

22. has an in-ear form

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.
AKG K 242 HD
Sony MDR-NC13
37% have it

23. has a removable battery

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
AKG K 242 HD
Sony MDR-NC13
6% have it

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