57points

AKG K 495 NC

80points

Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT

53points

Denon Music Maniac AH-C400

100points

Sony WH-1000XM3

AKG K 495 NC
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Denon Music Maniac AH-C400
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Sony WH-1000XM3
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AKG K 495 NC vs Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT vs Denon Music Maniac AH-C400 vs Sony WH-1000XM3

AKG K 495 NC
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Denon Music Maniac AH-C400
Sony WH-1000XM3

Why is AKG K 495 NC better than Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT & Denon Music Maniac AH-C400 & Sony WH-1000XM3?

  • Impedance
    26 Ohmsvs38,43,47 Ohms

Why is Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT better than AKG K 495 NC & Denon Music Maniac AH-C400 & Sony WH-1000XM3?

  • Has included ear pads

Why is Denon Music Maniac AH-C400 better than AKG K 495 NC & Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT & Sony WH-1000XM3?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Weight
    9gvs235,310,255g
  • Has an in-ear form

Why is Sony WH-1000XM3 better than AKG K 495 NC & Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT & Denon Music Maniac AH-C400?

  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Has voice prompts
  • Has voice commands
  • Has USB Type-C

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG K 495 NC
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Denon Music Maniac AH-C400
Sony WH-1000XM3

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 495 NC
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Denon Music Maniac AH-C400
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

235g

310g

9g

255g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.has a detachable cable
AKG K 495 NC
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Denon Music Maniac AH-C400
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

5.can be folded
AKG K 495 NC
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Denon Music Maniac AH-C400
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

6.has an in-ear form
AKG K 495 NC
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Denon Music Maniac AH-C400
Sony WH-1000XM3

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.

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

20Hz

5Hz

4Hz

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

20000Hz

45000Hz

20000Hz

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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
AKG K 495 NC
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Denon Music Maniac AH-C400
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

121dB/mW

97dB/mW

106dB/mW

104.5dB/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 495 NC
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Denon Music Maniac AH-C400
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

26 Ohms

38 Ohms

43 Ohms

47 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 495 NC
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Denon Music Maniac AH-C400
Sony WH-1000XM3

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
AKG K 495 NC
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Denon Music Maniac AH-C400
Sony WH-1000XM3

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
AKG K 495 NC
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Denon Music Maniac AH-C400
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

4.Has USB Type-C
AKG K 495 NC
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Denon Music Maniac AH-C400
Sony WH-1000XM3

The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
AKG K 495 NC
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Denon Music Maniac AH-C400
Sony WH-1000XM3

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K 495 NC
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Denon Music Maniac AH-C400
Sony WH-1000XM3

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 495 NC
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Denon Music Maniac AH-C400
Sony WH-1000XM3

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 495 NC
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Denon Music Maniac AH-C400
Sony WH-1000XM3

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
AKG K 495 NC
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Denon Music Maniac AH-C400
Sony WH-1000XM3

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 495 NC
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Denon Music Maniac AH-C400
Sony WH-1000XM3

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 495 NC
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Denon Music Maniac AH-C400
Sony WH-1000XM3

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 495 NC
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Denon Music Maniac AH-C400
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

For example

Microsoft Surface Headphones

5.has voice prompts
AKG K 495 NC
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Denon Music Maniac AH-C400
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

6.has voice commands
AKG K 495 NC
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Denon Music Maniac AH-C400
Sony WH-1000XM3

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 495 NC
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Denon Music Maniac AH-C400
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

For example

Audio-Technica ATH-CKR7TW

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