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AKG K 550 vs Sony XBA-NC85D: 22 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.

2. lowest frequency

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.

3. weight

299g lighter.

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 XBA-NC85D
49% 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.

6. sound pressure level

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

7. 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 XBA-NC85D
73% have it

8. 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 XBA-NC85D
38% have it

9. can be folded

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.
AKG K 550
Sony XBA-NC85D
31% have it

10. has included ear pads

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.
AKG K 550
Sony XBA-NC85D
44% have it

11. 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 XBA-NC85D
74% have it

12. 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 XBA-NC85D
31% have it

13. 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 XBA-NC85D
55% have it

14. Can be used wirelessly

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
AKG K 550
Sony XBA-NC85D
15% have it

15. 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 XBA-NC85D
42% have it

16. has active noise canceling / noise reduction

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.
AKG K 550
Sony XBA-NC85D
13% have it

17. travel bag is included

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
AKG K 550
Sony XBA-NC85D
65% have it

18. has a battery level indicator

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
AKG K 550
Sony XBA-NC85D
8% have it

19. cable length

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.

20. has a removable battery

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
AKG K 550
Sony XBA-NC85D
7% have it

21. has an in-ear form

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.
AKG K 550
Sony XBA-NC85D
33% have it

22. 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 XBA-NC85D
87% have it

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