AKG K 495 NCSoundMagic PL21
Top 52%644 points
Top 52%
Top 32%916 points
Top 32%
AKG K 495 NC
SoundMagic PL21
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AKG K 495 NC vs SoundMagic PL21: 23 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.
20000Hz
Sony MDR-Z1R: 120000Hz
22000Hz

2. lowest frequency

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
20Hz
Sony MH1CBLK: 1Hz
15Hz

3. weight

227g lighter.
235g
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
8g

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
SoundMagic PL21
46% 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.
26Ohms
Flips Solo 2 Social: 4Ohms
12Ohms

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
SoundMagic PL21
34% have it

7. sound pressure level

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
121dB/mW
AKG K553 Pro: 144dB/mW
97dB/mW

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
SoundMagic PL21
72% 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
SoundMagic PL21
39% have it

10. has a tangle free cable

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.
AKG K 495 NC
SoundMagic PL21
25% have it

11. can be folded

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.
AKG K 495 NC
SoundMagic PL21
32% have it

12. 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
SoundMagic PL21
45% have it

13. can be used as a headset

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.
AKG K 495 NC
SoundMagic PL21
38% have it

14. 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
SoundMagic PL21
52% have it

16. has stereo speakers

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
AKG K 495 NC
SoundMagic PL21
76% have it

17. has included ear pads

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.
AKG K 495 NC
SoundMagic PL21
41% 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
SoundMagic PL21
63% have it

19. 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
SoundMagic PL21
12% have it

20. 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
SoundMagic PL21
86% have it

21. cable length

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
1.4m
Pioneer SE-A1000: 6m
1.2m

22. sweat resistant

Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
AKG K 495 NC
SoundMagic PL21
10% have it

23. 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
SoundMagic PL21
33% have it

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