45points

AKG K 242 HD

78points

Sony MDR-NC13

AKG K 242 HD
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AKG K 242 HD vs Sony MDR-NC13

AKG K 242 HD
Sony MDR-NC13
AKG K 242 HD
Sony MDR-NC13

Why is AKG K 242 HD better than Sony MDR-NC13?

  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Has a straight plug

Why is Sony MDR-NC13 better than AKG K 242 HD?

  • 5Hz lower low-frequency
    10Hzvs15Hz
  • 221g lighter
    19gvs240g
  • 39 Ohms lower impedance
    16 Ohmsvs55 Ohms
  • 8dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    99dB/mWvs91dB/mW
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has an in-line control panel

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG K 242 HD
Sony MDR-NC13

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
Sony MDR-NC13

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

19g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.has a detachable cable
AKG K 242 HD
Sony MDR-NC13

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
Sony MDR-NC13

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 a tangle free cable
AKG K 242 HD
Sony MDR-NC13

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

15Hz

10Hz

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

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.sound pressure level

91dB/mW

99dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

4.has a neodymium magnet
AKG K 242 HD
Sony MDR-NC13

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

5.impedance

55 Ohms

16 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 active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
AKG K 242 HD
Sony MDR-NC13

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.

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
AKG K 242 HD
Sony MDR-NC13

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a removable battery
AKG K 242 HD
Sony MDR-NC13

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

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Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K 242 HD
Sony MDR-NC13

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

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Features

1.has an in-line control panel
AKG K 242 HD
Sony MDR-NC13

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

2.can be used as a headset
AKG K 242 HD
Sony MDR-NC13

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.

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