43points

AKG K 550

37points

Grado GR8

AKG K 550
Comparison winner
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16 facts in comparison

AKG K 550 vs Grado GR8

AKG K 550
Grado GR8

Why is AKG K 550 better than Grado GR8?

  • 8Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    12Hzvs20Hz
  • Has stereo speakers
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  • 8000Hz higher high-frequency
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    28000Hzvs20000Hz
  • Has an over-the-ear form
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  • 88 Ohms lower impedance
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    32 Ohmsvs120 Ohms
  • Can be folded
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  • 1.7m longer cable
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    3mvs1.3m
  • Has a straight plug
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Why is Grado GR8 better than AKG K 550?

  • 4dB/mW higher sound pressure level
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    118dB/mWvs114dB/mW
  • 296g lighter
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    9gvs305g
  • Travel bag is included
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  • Has an in-ear form
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  • Has an L-shaped plug
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Price comparison

Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG K 550
Grado GR8
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
Grado GR8
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
Grado GR8
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

9g

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 550
Grado GR8
Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.
6.travel bag is included
AKG K 550
Grado GR8
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

12Hz

20Hz

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

28000Hz

20000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
3.has passive noise reduction
AKG K 550
Grado GR8
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

118dB/mW

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

32 Ohms

120 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.

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K 550
Grado GR8
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

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