53points

AKG K 550

89points

Sony MDR-100ABN

99points

Treblab Z2

AKG K 550
Sony MDR-100ABN
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Treblab Z2
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AKG K 550 vs Sony MDR-100ABN vs Treblab Z2

AKG K 550
Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2
53
points
89
points
99
points

Why is AKG K 550 better than Sony MDR-100ABN & Treblab Z2?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction

Why is Sony MDR-100ABN better than AKG K 550 & Treblab Z2?

  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Has an on-ear form
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC

Why is Treblab Z2 better than AKG K 550 & Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Weight
    252.3gvs305,290g
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has included ear pads
  • Sweat resistant
  • Has a noise canceling microphone

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2

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
Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2

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
Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2

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

290g

252.3g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2

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

6.has included ear pads
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

Sound quality

1.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2

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

2.impedance

32 Ohms

32 Ohms

32 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

3.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2

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.

4.has a neodymium magnet
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2

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

5.driver unit size

50mm

40mm

40mm

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

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2

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
Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2

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
Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2

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
Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

5.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2

802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.

For example

JBL Reflect Contour 2

6.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

For example

RHA TrueConnect

Features

1.can be used as a headset
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2

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
Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2

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
Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2

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
Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2

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

5.Has voice prompts
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2

With voice prompts, you will automatically receive information via audio messages – for instance, you may find out that the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.

For example

Mpow H7

6.has voice commands
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2

You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.

For example

Mpow H7

Miscellaneous

1.wireless charging
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

For example

Audio-Technica ATH-CKR7TW

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