43points

AKG K 272 HD

64points

Sony MDR-1R

AKG K 272 HD
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AKG K 272 HD vs Sony MDR-1R

AKG K 272 HD
Sony MDR-1R
AKG K 272 HD
Sony MDR-1R

Why is AKG K 272 HD better than Sony MDR-1R?

  • Has a straight plug
  • Has an on-ear form

Why is Sony MDR-1R better than AKG K 272 HD?

  • 52000Hz higher high-frequency
    80000Hzvs28000Hz
  • 12Hz lower low-frequency
    4Hzvs16Hz
  • 31 Ohms lower impedance
    24 Ohmsvs55 Ohms
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • 14dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    105dB/mWvs91dB/mW
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be used as a headset

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG K 272 HD
Sony MDR-1R

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
Sony MDR-1R

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

240g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.has a detachable cable
AKG K 272 HD
Sony MDR-1R

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

5.travel bag is included
AKG K 272 HD
Sony MDR-1R

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

6.has an L-shaped plug
AKG K 272 HD
Sony MDR-1R

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.

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

16Hz

4Hz

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

28000Hz

80000Hz

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.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
AKG K 272 HD
Sony MDR-1R

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

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

5.has a neodymium magnet
AKG K 272 HD
Sony MDR-1R

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

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.

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
AKG K 272 HD
Sony MDR-1R

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

For example

RHA TrueConnect

2.has a removable battery
AKG K 272 HD
Sony MDR-1R

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
Sony MDR-1R

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

For example

RHA TrueConnect

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K 272 HD
Sony MDR-1R

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

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
AKG K 272 HD
Sony MDR-1R

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.

For example

RHA TrueConnect

2.has an in-line control panel
AKG K 272 HD
Sony MDR-1R

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

For example

AKG N200 Wireless

3.can be used as a headset
AKG K 272 HD
Sony MDR-1R

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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