AKG K171 MKIIBose AE2
Top 50%665 points
Top 50%
Top 72%367 points
Top 72%
AKG K171 MKII
Bose AE2
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Top specs and features

AKG K171 MKII vs Bose AE2: 15 facts in comparison

1. weight

100g lighter.
240g
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
140g

2. 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
Bose AE2
48% have it

3. 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
Bose AE2
73% have it

4. 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
Bose AE2
38% have it

5. can be folded

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.
AKG K171 MKII
Bose AE2
31% have it

6. 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 K171 MKII
Bose AE2
42% have it

7. 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
Bose AE2
75% have it

8. 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
Bose AE2
32% have it

9. has a straight plug

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.
AKG K171 MKII
Bose AE2
53% have it

10. has included ear pads

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.
AKG K171 MKII
Bose AE2
42% have it

11. travel bag is included

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
AKG K171 MKII
Bose AE2
64% have it

12. has a coiled cord

A coiled cord typically offers more flexibility as it can be extended, and taken outside for example.
AKG K171 MKII
Bose AE2
8% have it

13. cable length

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
3m
Pioneer SE-A1000: 6m
1.2m

14. 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
Bose AE2
22% have it

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