52points

AKG K 550

87points

Sony MDR-XB950B1

87points

Sony MDR-ZX770BN

AKG K 550
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AKG K 550 vs Sony MDR-XB950B1 vs Sony MDR-ZX770BN

AKG K 550
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-ZX770BN
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-ZX770BN

Why is AKG K 550 better than Sony MDR-XB950B1 & Sony MDR-ZX770BN?

  • Has a straight plug

Why is Sony MDR-XB950B1 better than AKG K 550 & Sony MDR-ZX770BN?

  • Lowest frequency
    3Hzvs12,8Hz
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Has included ear pads

Why is Sony MDR-ZX770BN better than AKG K 550 & Sony MDR-XB950B1?

  • Impedance
    23 Ohmsvs32,24 Ohms
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has a noise canceling microphone

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-ZX770BN

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-XB950B1
Sony MDR-ZX770BN

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.weight

305g

245g

245g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.has a detachable cable
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-ZX770BN

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

5.can be folded
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-ZX770BN

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

6.has an in-ear form
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-ZX770BN

The in-ear device is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. It is inserted in the ear canal itself and blocks out a lot of environmental noise. It has stronger bass tones and is unlikely to fall out of the ear.

For example

AKG N200 Wireless

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

12Hz

3Hz

8Hz

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

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.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-ZX770BN

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

105dB/mW

98dB/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.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

6.has a neodymium magnet
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-ZX770BN

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

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-ZX770BN

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-ZX770BN

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-ZX770BN

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-ZX770BN

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-ZX770BN

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-XB950B1
Sony MDR-ZX770BN

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-XB950B1
Sony MDR-ZX770BN

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-ZX770BN

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.

2.has an in-line control panel
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-ZX770BN

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

For example

AKG N200 Wireless

3.can be used as a headset
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-ZX770BN

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.

4.has a noise canceling microphone
AKG K 550
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-ZX770BN

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

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