55points

AKG K171 MKII

92points

Bose QuietComfort 35

39points

Grado eGrado

85points

Marshall Monitor Bluetooth

100points

Sony WH-1000XM3

AKG K171 MKII
Bose QuietComfort 35
Grado eGrado
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
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Sony WH-1000XM3
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AKG K171 MKII vs Bose QuietComfort 35 vs Grado eGrado vs Marshall Monitor Bluetooth vs Sony WH-1000XM3

AKG K171 MKII
Bose QuietComfort 35
Grado eGrado
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
Sony WH-1000XM3
AKG K171 MKII
Bose QuietComfort 35
Grado eGrado
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
Sony WH-1000XM3

Why is AKG K171 MKII better than Bose QuietComfort 35 & Grado eGrado & Marshall Monitor Bluetooth & Sony WH-1000XM3?

  • Has included ear pads
  • Has a coiled cord

Why is Bose QuietComfort 35 better than AKG K171 MKII & Grado eGrado & Marshall Monitor Bluetooth & Sony WH-1000XM3?

    Why is Grado eGrado better than AKG K171 MKII & Bose QuietComfort 35 & Marshall Monitor Bluetooth & Sony WH-1000XM3?

    • Weight
      88gvs240,309,271,255g
    • Has an open-back design

    Why is Marshall Monitor Bluetooth better than AKG K171 MKII & Bose QuietComfort 35 & Grado eGrado & Sony WH-1000XM3?

      Why is Sony WH-1000XM3 better than AKG K171 MKII & Bose QuietComfort 35 & Grado eGrado & Marshall Monitor Bluetooth?

      • Lowest frequency
        4Hzvs18,10,20,20Hz
      • Has voice prompts
      • Has voice commands
      • Has USB Type-C

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      Design

      1.weight

      240g

      309g

      88g

      271g

      255g

      Best

      Sony MDR-EX150AP

      3g

      2.has a detachable cable
      AKG K171 MKII
      Bose QuietComfort 35
      Grado eGrado
      Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
      Sony WH-1000XM3

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

      3.has stereo speakers
      AKG K171 MKII
      Bose QuietComfort 35
      Grado eGrado
      Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
      Sony WH-1000XM3

      Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

      4.can be folded
      AKG K171 MKII
      Bose QuietComfort 35
      Grado eGrado
      Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
      Sony WH-1000XM3

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

      5.has an over-the-ear form
      AKG K171 MKII
      Bose QuietComfort 35
      Grado eGrado
      Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
      Sony WH-1000XM3

      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.

      6.has a tangle free cable
      AKG K171 MKII
      Bose QuietComfort 35
      Grado eGrado
      Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
      Sony WH-1000XM3

      The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

      For example

      SoundMagic E11C

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      Sound quality

      1.lowest frequency

      18Hz

      10Hz

      20Hz

      20Hz

      4Hz

      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

      2.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
      AKG K171 MKII
      Bose QuietComfort 35
      Grado eGrado
      Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
      Sony WH-1000XM3

      The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

      3.has a neodymium magnet
      AKG K171 MKII
      Bose QuietComfort 35
      Grado eGrado
      Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
      Sony WH-1000XM3

      Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

      4.sound pressure level

      107dB/mW

      90dB/mW

      101dB/mW

      98dB/mW

      104.5dB/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.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
      AKG K171 MKII
      Bose QuietComfort 35
      Grado eGrado
      Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
      Sony WH-1000XM3

      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.

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      Power

      1.has a battery level indicator
      AKG K171 MKII
      Bose QuietComfort 35
      Grado eGrado
      Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
      Sony WH-1000XM3

      An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

      2.has a rechargeable battery
      AKG K171 MKII
      Bose QuietComfort 35
      Grado eGrado
      Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
      Sony WH-1000XM3

      The battery can be recharged and used over again.

      3.has a removable battery
      AKG K171 MKII
      Bose QuietComfort 35
      Grado eGrado
      Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
      Sony WH-1000XM3

      The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

      For example

      Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

      4.Has USB Type-C
      AKG K171 MKII
      Bose QuietComfort 35
      Grado eGrado
      Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
      Sony WH-1000XM3

      The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.

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      Connectivity

      1.Can be used wirelessly
      AKG K171 MKII
      Bose QuietComfort 35
      Grado eGrado
      Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
      Sony WH-1000XM3

      Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

      2.has a 3.5mm male connector
      AKG K171 MKII
      Bose QuietComfort 35
      Grado eGrado
      Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
      Sony WH-1000XM3

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

      3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
      AKG K171 MKII
      Bose QuietComfort 35
      Grado eGrado
      Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
      Sony WH-1000XM3

      Device supports fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.

      4.Has WiFi
      AKG K171 MKII
      Bose QuietComfort 35
      Grado eGrado
      Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
      Sony WH-1000XM3

      The device can connect to WiFi.

      For example

      Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

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      Features

      1.can be used as a headset
      AKG K171 MKII
      Bose QuietComfort 35
      Grado eGrado
      Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
      Sony WH-1000XM3

      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.

      2.has an in-line control panel
      AKG K171 MKII
      Bose QuietComfort 35
      Grado eGrado
      Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
      Sony WH-1000XM3

      There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

      3.control panel placed on a device
      AKG K171 MKII
      Bose QuietComfort 35
      Grado eGrado
      Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
      Sony WH-1000XM3

      There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.

      4.has a noise canceling microphone
      AKG K171 MKII
      Bose QuietComfort 35
      Grado eGrado
      Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
      Sony WH-1000XM3

      These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

      5.has voice prompts
      AKG K171 MKII
      Bose QuietComfort 35
      Grado eGrado
      Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
      Sony WH-1000XM3

      This feature allows the device to inform you of important information through its audio function.

      6.has voice commands
      AKG K171 MKII
      Bose QuietComfort 35
      Grado eGrado
      Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
      Sony WH-1000XM3

      You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.

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      Miscellaneous

      1.wireless charging
      AKG K171 MKII
      Bose QuietComfort 35
      Grado eGrado
      Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
      Sony WH-1000XM3

      The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

      For example

      Audio-Technica ATH-CKR7TW

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