52points

AKG K 550

43points

Ultrasone Edition 5

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AKG K 550 vs Ultrasone Edition 5

AKG K 550
Ultrasone Edition 5
AKG K 550
Ultrasone Edition 5

Why is AKG K 550 better than Ultrasone Edition 5?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Can be folded
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
  • Has a straight plug

Why is Ultrasone Edition 5 better than AKG K 550?

  • 18000Hz higher high-frequency
    46000Hzvs28000Hz
  • 7Hz lower low-frequency
    5Hzvs12Hz
  • 25g lighter
    280gvs305g
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Travel bag is included

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG K 550
Ultrasone Edition 5

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
Ultrasone Edition 5

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.has a detachable cable
AKG K 550
Ultrasone Edition 5

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

4.weight

305g

280g

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Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
AKG K 550
Ultrasone Edition 5

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

6.travel bag is included
AKG K 550
Ultrasone Edition 5

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

28000Hz

46000Hz

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

2.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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
AKG K 550
Ultrasone Edition 5

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

96dB/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

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.impedance

32 Ohms

32 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

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Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K 550
Ultrasone Edition 5

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

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