54points

AKG K 550

60points

Blue Sadie

89points

Sony MDR-XB950B1

AKG K 550
Blue Sadie
Comparison winner
Sony MDR-XB950B1
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AKG K 550 vs Blue Sadie vs Sony MDR-XB950B1

AKG K 550
Blue Sadie
Sony MDR-XB950B1
AKG K 550
Blue Sadie
Sony MDR-XB950B1
54
points
60
points
89
points

Why is AKG K 550 better than Blue Sadie & Sony MDR-XB950B1?

Why is Blue Sadie better than AKG K 550 & Sony MDR-XB950B1?

  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Travel bag is included

Why is Sony MDR-XB950B1 better than AKG K 550 & Blue Sadie?

  • Lowest frequency
    3Hzvs12,15Hz
  • Impedance
    24 Ohmsvs32,42 Ohms
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Weight
    245gvs305,444g
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has a battery level indicator

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG K 550
Blue Sadie
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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
Blue Sadie
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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
Blue Sadie
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

4.weight

305g

444g

245g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has a tangle free cable
AKG K 550
Blue Sadie
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

For example

Mpow Thor

6.sweat resistant
AKG K 550
Blue Sadie
Sony MDR-XB950B1

Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

For example

Beats Powerbeats Pro

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

28000Hz

20000Hz

28000Hz

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

15Hz

3Hz

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
Blue Sadie
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

4.impedance

32 Ohms

42 Ohms

24 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

5.has a neodymium magnet
AKG K 550
Blue Sadie
Sony MDR-XB950B1

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

6.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
AKG K 550
Blue Sadie
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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.

For example

Mpow H5

Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
AKG K 550
Blue Sadie
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

2.has a battery level indicator
AKG K 550
Blue Sadie
Sony MDR-XB950B1

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

3.has a removable battery
AKG K 550
Blue Sadie
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

For example

Jaybird Run XT

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
AKG K 550
Blue Sadie
Sony MDR-XB950B1

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K 550
Blue Sadie
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
AKG K 550
Blue Sadie
Sony MDR-XB950B1

Device supports fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.

4.Has WiFi
AKG K 550
Blue Sadie
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Features

1.can be used as a headset
AKG K 550
Blue Sadie
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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.

2.control panel placed on a device
AKG K 550
Blue Sadie
Sony MDR-XB950B1

There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.

3.has an in-line control panel
AKG K 550
Blue Sadie
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

4.has a noise canceling microphone
AKG K 550
Blue Sadie
Sony MDR-XB950B1

These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

For example

Mpow H5

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