53points

AKG K 550

52points

Sennheiser HD 598

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AKG K 550 vs Sennheiser HD 598

AKG K 550
Sennheiser HD 598
AKG K 550
Sennheiser HD 598
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Why is AKG K 550 better than Sennheiser HD 598?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 18 Ohms lower impedance
    32 Ohmsvs50 Ohms
  • Can be folded

Why is Sennheiser HD 598 better than AKG K 550?

  • 10500Hz higher high-frequency
    38500Hzvs28000Hz
  • 35g lighter
    270gvs305g
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has an open-back design

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG K 550
Sennheiser HD 598

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 a detachable cable
AKG K 550
Sennheiser HD 598

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

3.has an over-the-ear form
AKG K 550
Sennheiser HD 598

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.

4.weight

305g

270g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
AKG K 550
Sennheiser HD 598

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

6.has a straight plug
AKG K 550
Sennheiser HD 598

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

28000Hz

38500Hz

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

12Hz

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
Sennheiser HD 598

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

112dB/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

50 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.has a neodymium magnet
AKG K 550
Sennheiser HD 598

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

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K 550
Sennheiser HD 598

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

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