53points

AKG K 550

57points

Sony MDR-XB400

AKG K 550
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Sony MDR-XB400
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AKG K 550 vs Sony MDR-XB400

AKG K 550
Sony MDR-XB400
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-XB400
53
points
57
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Why is AKG K 550 better than Sony MDR-XB400?

  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be folded
  • Has a straight plug

Why is Sony MDR-XB400 better than AKG K 550?

  • 7Hz lower low-frequency
    5Hzvs12Hz
  • 8 Ohms lower impedance
    24 Ohmsvs32 Ohms
  • 155g lighter
    150gvs305g
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Has an on-ear form

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-XB400

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
Sony MDR-XB400

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

For example

JBL Live 650BTNC

3.has an over-the-ear form
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-XB400

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

150g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has a tangle free cable
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-XB400

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

6.can be folded
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-XB400

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

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

12Hz

5Hz

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

2.highest frequency

28000Hz

22000Hz

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

3.sound pressure level

114dB/mW

100dB/mW

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

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

4.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-XB400

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

5.has a neodymium magnet
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-XB400

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

6.impedance

32 Ohms

24 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

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-XB400

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

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-XB400

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.

For example

JBL Live 650BTNC

2.has an in-line control panel
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-XB400

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

For example

JBL Live 650BTNC

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