AKG K 550Sony MDR-XB400
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AKG K 550
Sony MDR-XB400
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AKG K 550 vs Sony MDR-XB400: 21 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
22000Hz

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

155g lighter.
305g
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
150g

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-XB400
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
24Ohms

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-XB400
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
100dB/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-XB400
73% have it

9. has a tangle free cable

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-XB400
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-XB400
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-XB400
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-XB400
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
30mm

14. has stereo speakers

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-XB400
75% 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-XB400
32% have it

17. 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-XB400
53% have it

18. control panel placed on a device

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.
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-XB400
14% have it

19. has an on-ear form

This device comfortably rests on top of your outer ears. As it doesn't block out everything from the outside world, it's preferred in places like office environments and recommended for outdoor activities.
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-XB400
22% have it

20. 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-XB400
87% have it

21. cable length

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

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