46points

AKG K 495 NC

55points

Sony MDR-Z1R

AKG K 495 NC
Sony MDR-Z1R
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16 facts in comparison

AKG K 495 NC vs Sony MDR-Z1R

AKG K 495 NC
Sony MDR-Z1R

Why is AKG K 495 NC better than Sony MDR-Z1R?

  • Has stereo speakers
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  • 21dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    ?

    121dB/mWvs100dB/mW
  • 38 Ohms lower impedance
    ?

    26 Ohmsvs64 Ohms
  • 150g lighter
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    235gvs385g
  • Can be folded
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  • Has a straight plug
    ?

Why is Sony MDR-Z1R better than AKG K 495 NC?

  • 16Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    4Hzvs20Hz
  • 100000Hz higher high-frequency
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    120000Hzvs20000Hz
  • Has a neodymium magnet
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  • 1.6m longer cable
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    3mvs1.4m
  • Has an L-shaped plug
    ?

Price comparison

Sony MDR-Z1R

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Sony MDR-Z1R AmazonSony MDRZ1R Signature, Hi-Res Headphone,...Sony MDRZ1R Signature, Hi-Res Headphone, Black
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$1,798.00
Sony MDR-Z1R AmazonSONY MDR-Z1R WW2 Signature, Hi-Res Headp...SONY MDR-Z1R WW2 Signature, Hi-Res Headphone, Black (International Version)
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$1,699.00
Sony MDR-Z1R AmazonSony IER-Z1R Signature Series in-Ear Hea...Sony IER-Z1R Signature Series in-Ear Headphones (IERZ1R),Black/Silver
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$1,698.00
Sony MDR-Z1R AmazonSony MDR-Z7M2 Hi-Res Stereo Overhead Hea...Sony MDR-Z7M2 Hi-Res Stereo Overhead Headphones Headphone (MDRZ7M2)
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$598.00
Sony MDR-Z1R AmazonSony MDR-Z7M2 Hi-Res Stereo Overhead Hea...Sony MDR-Z7M2 Hi-Res Stereo Overhead Headphones (International Version/Seller Warranty)
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$529.00
Sony MDR-Z1R AmazonSony MDR1AM2 Wired High Resolution Audio...Sony MDR1AM2 Wired High Resolution Audio Overhead Headphones, Black (MDR-1AM2/B)
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$248.00
Sony MDR-Z1R AmazonSennheiser HD 800 S Reference Headphone ...Sennheiser HD 800 S Reference Headphone System
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$1,399.00
Sony MDR-Z1R AmazonMeze 99 Neo over-ear headphones ( Black ...Meze 99 Neo over-ear headphones ( Black Silver )
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$199.00
Sony MDR-Z1R AmazonFocal Utopia Open Back Over-Ear Headphon...Focal Utopia Open Back Over-Ear Headphones (Black)
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$3,990.00
Sony MDR-Z1R AmazonSony In Ear Ultra Lightweight Stereo Bas...Sony In Ear Ultra Lightweight Stereo Bass Earbud Headphones (Black)
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$6.99

Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG K 495 NC
Sony MDR-Z1R
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
Sony MDR-Z1R
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.has a detachable cable
AKG K 495 NC
Sony MDR-Z1R
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
4.weight

235g

385g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
5.can be folded
AKG K 495 NC
Sony MDR-Z1R
Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.
6.travel bag is included
AKG K 495 NC
Sony MDR-Z1R
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

20Hz

4Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
2.highest frequency

20000Hz

120000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
3.has active noise cancellation (noise control)
AKG K 495 NC
Sony MDR-Z1R
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.
4.sound pressure level

121dB/mW

100dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
5.impedance

26 Ohms

64 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.
6.has a neodymium magnet
AKG K 495 NC
Sony MDR-Z1R
Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K 495 NC
Sony MDR-Z1R
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

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