AKG K 550Sony MDR-AS400IP/W
Top 55%590 points
Top 55%
Top 34%854 points
Top 34%
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-AS400IP/W
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AKG K 550 vs Sony MDR-AS400IP/W: 25 facts in comparison

1. highest frequency

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
28000Hz
Sony MDR-Z1R: 120000Hz
24000Hz

2. lowest frequency

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
12Hz
Sony MH1CBLK: 1Hz
5Hz

3. weight

295g lighter.
305g
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
10g

4. has sound isolation / passive noise reduction

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-AS400IP/W
48% have it

5. impedance

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.
32Ohms
Flips Solo 2 Social: 4Ohms
16Ohms

6. has a neodymium magnet

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-AS400IP/W
33% have it

7. sound pressure level

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
114dB/mW
AKG K553 Pro: 144dB/mW
103dB/mW

8. no battery needed

This device works without batteries. It weighs less and you don't have to worry about recharging or replacing the battery.
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-AS400IP/W
73% have it

9. has a tangle free cable

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-AS400IP/W
25% have it

10. has a detachable cable

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-AS400IP/W
38% have it

11. can be folded

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-AS400IP/W
31% have it

12. has an in-line control panel

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-AS400IP/W
44% have it

13. driver unit size

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
50mm
Audeze EL-8 Titanium: 100mm
9mm

14. has stereo speakers

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound that surrounds the user from left and right side, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-AS400IP/W
75% have it

15. has a straight plug

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-AS400IP/W
54% have it

16. has an L-shaped plug

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.
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-AS400IP/W
32% have it

17. has included ear pads

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-AS400IP/W
42% have it

18. Can be used wirelessly

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-AS400IP/W
16% have it

19. has an over-the-ear form

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.
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-AS400IP/W
42% have it

20. travel bag is included

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-AS400IP/W
64% have it

21. sweat resistant

Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-AS400IP/W
10% have it

22. cable length

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
3m
Pioneer SE-A1000: 6m
1.2m

23. has a 3.5mm male connector

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-AS400IP/W
87% have it

24. has an earbud form

The earbud form is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. For some people it is more comfortable than in-ear form.
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-AS400IP/W
4% have it

25. Weather sealed

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-AS400IP/W
3% have it

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