43points

AKG K 272 HD

94points

Bose QuietComfort 35 II

50points

Etymotic HF2

86points

Philips SHB8850NC

AKG K 272 HD
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AKG K 272 HD vs Bose QuietComfort 35 II vs Etymotic HF2 vs Philips SHB8850NC

AKG K 272 HD
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Etymotic HF2
Philips SHB8850NC
AKG K 272 HD
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Etymotic HF2
Philips SHB8850NC

Why is AKG K 272 HD better than Bose QuietComfort 35 II & Etymotic HF2 & Philips SHB8850NC?

    Why is Bose QuietComfort 35 II better than AKG K 272 HD & Etymotic HF2 & Philips SHB8850NC?

    • Has an over-the-ear form
    • Has a noise canceling microphone
    • Has voice prompts

    Why is Etymotic HF2 better than AKG K 272 HD & Bose QuietComfort 35 II & Philips SHB8850NC?

    • Weight
      37gvs240,309,232g
    • Has an in-line control panel
    • Has included ear pads
    • Has an in-ear form

    Why is Philips SHB8850NC better than AKG K 272 HD & Bose QuietComfort 35 II & Etymotic HF2?

    • Wireless charging
    • Has an open-back design

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    Design

    1.has stereo speakers
    AKG K 272 HD
    Bose QuietComfort 35 II
    Etymotic HF2
    Philips SHB8850NC

    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 272 HD
    Bose QuietComfort 35 II
    Etymotic HF2
    Philips SHB8850NC

    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

    309g

    37g

    232g

    Best

    Sony MDR-EX150AP

    3g

    4.has a detachable cable
    AKG K 272 HD
    Bose QuietComfort 35 II
    Etymotic HF2
    Philips SHB8850NC

    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 272 HD
    Bose QuietComfort 35 II
    Etymotic HF2
    Philips SHB8850NC

    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.can be folded
    AKG K 272 HD
    Bose QuietComfort 35 II
    Etymotic HF2
    Philips SHB8850NC

    Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.

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    Sound quality

    1.lowest frequency

    16Hz

    10Hz

    20Hz

    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.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
    AKG K 272 HD
    Bose QuietComfort 35 II
    Etymotic HF2
    Philips SHB8850NC

    The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

    3.sound pressure level

    91dB/mW

    90dB/mW

    105dB/mW

    105dB/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 272 HD
    Bose QuietComfort 35 II
    Etymotic HF2
    Philips SHB8850NC

    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.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
    AKG K 272 HD
    Bose QuietComfort 35 II
    Etymotic HF2
    Philips SHB8850NC

    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 272 HD
    Bose QuietComfort 35 II
    Etymotic HF2
    Philips SHB8850NC

    An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

    2.has a rechargeable battery
    AKG K 272 HD
    Bose QuietComfort 35 II
    Etymotic HF2
    Philips SHB8850NC

    The battery can be recharged and used over again.

    3.has a removable battery
    AKG K 272 HD
    Bose QuietComfort 35 II
    Etymotic HF2
    Philips SHB8850NC

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

    For example

    Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

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    Connectivity

    1.Can be used wirelessly
    AKG K 272 HD
    Bose QuietComfort 35 II
    Etymotic HF2
    Philips SHB8850NC

    Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

    2.has a 3.5mm male connector
    AKG K 272 HD
    Bose QuietComfort 35 II
    Etymotic HF2
    Philips SHB8850NC

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

    3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
    AKG K 272 HD
    Bose QuietComfort 35 II
    Etymotic HF2
    Philips SHB8850NC

    Device supports fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.

    4.Has WiFi
    AKG K 272 HD
    Bose QuietComfort 35 II
    Etymotic HF2
    Philips SHB8850NC

    The device can connect to WiFi.

    For example

    Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

    5.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
    AKG K 272 HD
    Bose QuietComfort 35 II
    Etymotic HF2
    Philips SHB8850NC

    802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.

    For example

    JBL Reflect Contour 2

    6.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
    AKG K 272 HD
    Bose QuietComfort 35 II
    Etymotic HF2
    Philips SHB8850NC

    802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

    For example

    RHA TrueConnect

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    Features

    1.control panel placed on a device
    AKG K 272 HD
    Bose QuietComfort 35 II
    Etymotic HF2
    Philips SHB8850NC

    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.

    2.has an in-line control panel
    AKG K 272 HD
    Bose QuietComfort 35 II
    Etymotic HF2
    Philips SHB8850NC

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

    3.can be used as a headset
    AKG K 272 HD
    Bose QuietComfort 35 II
    Etymotic HF2
    Philips SHB8850NC

    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.

    4.has a noise canceling microphone
    AKG K 272 HD
    Bose QuietComfort 35 II
    Etymotic HF2
    Philips SHB8850NC

    These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

    5.has voice prompts
    AKG K 272 HD
    Bose QuietComfort 35 II
    Etymotic HF2
    Philips SHB8850NC

    This feature allows the device to inform you of important information through its audio function.

    6.has voice commands
    AKG K 272 HD
    Bose QuietComfort 35 II
    Etymotic HF2
    Philips SHB8850NC

    You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.

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    Miscellaneous

    1.wireless charging
    AKG K 272 HD
    Bose QuietComfort 35 II
    Etymotic HF2
    Philips SHB8850NC

    The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

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