52points

AKG K 550

45points

Audio-Technica ATH-WM55

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AKG K 550 vs Audio-Technica ATH-WM55

AKG K 550
Audio-Technica ATH-WM55
AKG K 550
Audio-Technica ATH-WM55

Why is AKG K 550 better than Audio-Technica ATH-WM55?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Has a straight plug

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-WM55 better than AKG K 550?

  • 2Hz lower low-frequency
    10Hzvs12Hz
  • 12 Ohms lower impedance
    20 Ohmsvs32 Ohms
  • 215g lighter
    90gvs305g
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Has an on-ear form

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG K 550
Audio-Technica ATH-WM55

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 550
Audio-Technica ATH-WM55

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 550
Audio-Technica ATH-WM55

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

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4.weight

305g

90g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
AKG K 550
Audio-Technica ATH-WM55

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

6.has an L-shaped plug
AKG K 550
Audio-Technica ATH-WM55

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.

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

28000Hz

23000Hz

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

2.lowest frequency

12Hz

10Hz

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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
AKG K 550
Audio-Technica ATH-WM55

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

114dB/mW

108dB/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.impedance

32 Ohms

20 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

6.driver unit size

50mm

30mm

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

Best

Audeze LCD2 Classic

106mm

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Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K 550
Audio-Technica ATH-WM55

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

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