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AKG K 495 NC vs Sony XBA-4iP: 21 facts in comparison

1. highest frequency

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

2. lowest frequency

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

3. weight

227g lighter.

4. has sound isolation / passive noise reduction

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
AKG K 495 NC
Sony XBA-4iP
49% have it

5. impedance

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

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
AKG K 495 NC
Sony XBA-4iP
35% have it

7. sound pressure level

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

8. no battery needed

This device works without batteries. It weighs less and you don't have to worry about recharging or replacing the battery.
AKG K 495 NC
Sony XBA-4iP
73% have it

9. has a detachable cable

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
AKG K 495 NC
Sony XBA-4iP
38% have it

10. can be folded

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.
AKG K 495 NC
Sony XBA-4iP
31% have it

11. has an in-line control panel

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
AKG K 495 NC
Sony XBA-4iP
45% have it

12. has included ear pads

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.
AKG K 495 NC
Sony XBA-4iP
44% have it

13. has an L-shaped plug

An L-shaped plug is better if the jack is on the left or right side of the device, so that the cable isn't bent, and is less likely to break when the device is in your pocket.
AKG K 495 NC
Sony XBA-4iP
31% have it

14. has stereo speakers

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound that surrounds the user from left and right side, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
AKG K 495 NC
Sony XBA-4iP
74% have it

15. has a straight plug

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.
AKG K 495 NC
Sony XBA-4iP
55% have it

16. has an over-the-ear form

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.
AKG K 495 NC
Sony XBA-4iP
42% have it

17. has active noise canceling / noise reduction

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.
AKG K 495 NC
Sony XBA-4iP
13% have it

18. travel bag is included

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
AKG K 495 NC
Sony XBA-4iP
65% have it

19. cable length

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.

20. has an in-ear form

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.
AKG K 495 NC
Sony XBA-4iP
33% have it

21. has a 3.5mm male connector

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
AKG K 495 NC
Sony XBA-4iP
87% have it

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