58points

AKG K171 MKII

50points

AKG K44 Perception

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AKG K171 MKII vs AKG K44 Perception

AKG K171 MKII
AKG K44 Perception
AKG K171 MKII
AKG K44 Perception
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50
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Why is AKG K171 MKII better than AKG K44 Perception?

  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has an on-ear form
  • Has a coil cable

Why is AKG K44 Perception better than AKG K171 MKII?

  • 23 Ohms lower impedance
    32 Ohmsvs55 Ohms
  • 8dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    115dB/mWvs107dB/mW
  • 50g lighter
    190gvs240g
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • 10mm bigger driver unit
    40mmvs30mm

Top specs and features

Design

1.has an over-the-ear form
AKG K171 MKII
AKG K44 Perception

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.

2.has a detachable cable
AKG K171 MKII
AKG K44 Perception

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

3.weight

240g

190g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.has included ear pads
AKG K171 MKII
AKG K44 Perception

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

5.Has a coil cable
AKG K171 MKII
AKG K44 Perception

A coil cable offers more flexibility, as it can be further extended when in use, as well as retracted to take up less space when not in use.

6.has an on-ear form
AKG K171 MKII
AKG K44 Perception

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.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

26000Hz

20000Hz

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

18Hz

18Hz

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 K171 MKII
AKG K44 Perception

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

107dB/mW

115dB/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.impedance

55 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

6.driver unit size

30mm

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

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K171 MKII
AKG K44 Perception

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

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