55points

AKG K 430

52points

AKG K518

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AKG K 430 vs AKG K518

AKG K 430
AKG K518
AKG K 430
AKG K518

Why is AKG K 430 better than AKG K518?

  • 4Hz lower low-frequency
    12Hzvs16Hz
  • 40g lighter
    110gvs150g
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has an in-line control panel

Why is AKG K518 better than AKG K 430?

  • Has included ear pads

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG K 430
AKG K518

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

2.weight

110g

150g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

3.can be folded
AKG K 430
AKG K518

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

4.has included ear pads
AKG K 430
AKG K518

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

5.travel bag is included
AKG K 430
AKG K518

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

6.has a straight plug
AKG K 430
AKG K518

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

28000Hz

24000Hz

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

2.lowest frequency

12Hz

16Hz

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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
AKG K 430
AKG K518

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

125dB/mW

115dB/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.impedance

32 Ohms

32 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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Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K 430
AKG K518

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 430
AKG K518

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

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