57points

AKG K 495 NC

45points

Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2

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AKG K 495 NC vs Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2

AKG K 495 NC
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2
AKG K 495 NC
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2

Why is AKG K 495 NC better than Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2?

  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be folded
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Has a straight plug

Why is Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2 better than AKG K 495 NC?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 208.3g lighter
    26.7gvs235g
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Sweat resistant
  • Has an in-ear form

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG K 495 NC
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2

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
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2

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

26.7g

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4.has a detachable cable
AKG K 495 NC
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2

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
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2

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
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2

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.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
AKG K 495 NC
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2

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

2.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
AKG K 495 NC
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2

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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Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K 495 NC
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2

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 495 NC
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2

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

2.can be used as a headset
AKG K 495 NC
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2

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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