36points

AKG K 242 HD

40points

Sony MDR-ZX100

AKG K 242 HD
Sony MDR-ZX100
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AKG K 242 HD vs Sony MDR-ZX100

AKG K 242 HD
Sony MDR-ZX100

Why is AKG K 242 HD better than Sony MDR-ZX100?

  • 3000Hz higher high-frequency
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    25000Hzvs22000Hz
  • Has an over-the-ear form
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  • 1.8m longer cable
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    3mvs1.2m
  • Has a straight plug
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Why is Sony MDR-ZX100 better than AKG K 242 HD?

  • 3Hz lower low-frequency
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    12Hzvs15Hz
  • 9dB/mW higher sound pressure level
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    100dB/mWvs91dB/mW
  • 31 Ohms lower impedance
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    24 Ohmsvs55 Ohms
  • 120g lighter
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    120gvs240g
  • Has a tangle free cable
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  • Has an on-ear form
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  • Has an L-shaped plug
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Price comparison

Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG K 242 HD
Sony MDR-ZX100
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-ZX100
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
Sony MDR-ZX100
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

120g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
5.has a tangle free cable
AKG K 242 HD
Sony MDR-ZX100
The cable is designed to minimize tangling.
6.has an on-ear form
AKG K 242 HD
Sony MDR-ZX100
This device comfortably rests on top of your outer ears. As it doesn't block out everything from the outside world, it's preferred in places like office environments and recommended for outdoor activities.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

15Hz

12Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
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.
3.sound pressure level

91dB/mW

100dB/mW

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

55 Ohms

24 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.
5.has a neodymium magnet
AKG K 242 HD
Sony MDR-ZX100
Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K 242 HD
Sony MDR-ZX100
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

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