AKG K171 MKIIAudio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS
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AKG K171 MKII
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AKG K171 MKII vs Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS: 24 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.
26000Hz
Sony MDR-Z1R: 120000Hz
20000Hz

2. lowest frequency

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
18Hz
Sony MH1CBLK: 1Hz
20Hz

3. weight

214g lighter.
240g
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
26g

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 K171 MKII
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS
47% 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.
55Ohms
Flips Solo 2 Social: 4Ohms
32Ohms

6. sound pressure level

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
107dB/mW
AKG K553 Pro: 144dB/mW
105dB/mW

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 K171 MKII
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS
72% 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 K171 MKII
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS
39% have it

9. has an in-line control panel

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
AKG K171 MKII
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS
44% have it

10. can be used as a headset

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.
AKG K171 MKII
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS
36% have it

11. driver unit size

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
30mm
Audeze EL-8 Titanium: 100mm
13mm

12. has a straight plug

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.
AKG K171 MKII
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS
53% have it

13. has stereo speakers

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
AKG K171 MKII
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS
76% have it

14. 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 K171 MKII
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS
32% have it

16. travel bag is included

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
AKG K171 MKII
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS
64% have it

17. 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 K171 MKII
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS
13% have it

18. has a coiled cord

A coiled cord typically offers more flexibility as it can be extended, and taken outside for example.
AKG K171 MKII
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS
8% have it

19. 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 K171 MKII
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS
87% have it

20. has an on-ear form

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.
AKG K171 MKII
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS
22% have it

21. cable length

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
3m
Pioneer SE-A1000: 6m
1.3m

22. has a noise canceling microphone

These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
AKG K171 MKII
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS
3% have it

23. has a removable battery

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
AKG K171 MKII
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS
6% have it

24. 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 K171 MKII
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS
33% have it

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