57points

AKG K 430

67points

Audio-Technica ATH-M40x

92points

Philips SHB8750NC

88points

Sony MDR-100ABN

AKG K 430
Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
Comparison winner
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-100ABN
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28 facts in comparison

AKG K 430 vs Audio-Technica ATH-M40x vs Philips SHB8750NC vs Sony MDR-100ABN

AKG K 430
Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-100ABN
AKG K 430
Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-100ABN
57
points
67
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92
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88
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Why is AKG K 430 better than Audio-Technica ATH-M40x & Philips SHB8750NC & Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Weight
    110gvs240,226,290g
  • Has an in-line control panel

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-M40x better than AKG K 430 & Philips SHB8750NC & Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Has a coiled cord

Why is Philips SHB8750NC better than AKG K 430 & Audio-Technica ATH-M40x & Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Impedance
    16 Ohmsvs32,35,32 Ohms
  • Has included ear pads

Why is Sony MDR-100ABN better than AKG K 430 & Audio-Technica ATH-M40x & Philips SHB8750NC?

  • Highest frequency
    40000Hzvs28000,24000,22000Hz
  • Lowest frequency
    5Hzvs12,15,10Hz
  • Has an L-shaped plug

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG K 430
Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-100ABN

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 a detachable cable
AKG K 430
Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

3.has an over-the-ear form
AKG K 430
Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-100ABN

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.

4.weight

110g

240g

226g

290g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
AKG K 430
Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

6.has included ear pads
AKG K 430
Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-100ABN

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

28000Hz

24000Hz

22000Hz

40000Hz

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

15Hz

10Hz

5Hz

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
Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

98dB/mW

105dB/mW

103dB/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

35 Ohms

16 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

6.has a neodymium magnet
AKG K 430
Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
AKG K 430
Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-100ABN

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
AKG K 430
Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-100ABN

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
AKG K 430
Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-100ABN

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K 430
Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-100ABN

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 430
Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-100ABN

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.

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
AKG K 430
Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-100ABN

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.can be used as a headset
AKG K 430
Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-100ABN

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.

3.has an in-line control panel
AKG K 430
Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-100ABN

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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