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AKG K171 MKII
Bose QuietComfort 35
Grado eGrado
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-100ABN
Top 48%691 points
Top 48%
Top 15%1,128 points
Top 15%
Top 61%518 points
Top 61%
Top 6%1,237 points
Top 6%
Top 9%1,197 points
Top 9%
AKG K171 MKII
Bose QuietComfort 35
Grado eGrado
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-100ABN
Top specs and features

AKG K171 MKII vs Bose QuietComfort 35 vs Grado eGrado vs Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC vs Sony MDR-100ABN: 33 facts in comparison

1. 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
10Hz
20Hz
18Hz
5Hz

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 QuietComfort 35
Grado eGrado
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-100ABN
44% have it

3. weight

240g
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
309g
88g
221.1g
290g

4. has a neodymium magnet

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
AKG K171 MKII
Bose QuietComfort 35
Grado eGrado
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-100ABN
36% have it

5. 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
90dB/mW
101dB/mW
113dB/mW
103dB/mW

6. 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 QuietComfort 35
Grado eGrado
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-100ABN
67% have it

7. 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 QuietComfort 35
Grado eGrado
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-100ABN
39% have it

8. 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 QuietComfort 35
Grado eGrado
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-100ABN
76% have it

9. can be folded

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.
AKG K171 MKII
Bose QuietComfort 35
Grado eGrado
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-100ABN
31% 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
Bose QuietComfort 35
Grado eGrado
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-100ABN
46% have it

11. has a tangle free cable

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.
AKG K171 MKII
Bose QuietComfort 35
Grado eGrado
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-100ABN
23% have it

12. 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
Bose QuietComfort 35
Grado eGrado
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-100ABN
15% have it

13. Can be used wirelessly

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
AKG K171 MKII
Bose QuietComfort 35
Grado eGrado
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-100ABN
26% have it

14. 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 QuietComfort 35
Grado eGrado
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-100ABN
39% have it

15. control panel placed on a device

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.
AKG K171 MKII
Bose QuietComfort 35
Grado eGrado
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-100ABN
19% 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
Bose QuietComfort 35
Grado eGrado
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-100ABN
64% have it

17. has included ear pads

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.
AKG K171 MKII
Bose QuietComfort 35
Grado eGrado
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-100ABN
44% have it

18. 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 QuietComfort 35
Grado eGrado
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-100ABN
49% have it

19. 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 QuietComfort 35
Grado eGrado
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-100ABN
30% have it

20. has a battery level indicator

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
AKG K171 MKII
Bose QuietComfort 35
Grado eGrado
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-100ABN
18% have it

21. 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
Bose QuietComfort 35
Grado eGrado
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-100ABN
80% have it

22. has a rechargeable battery

The battery can be recharged and used over again.
AKG K171 MKII
Bose QuietComfort 35
Grado eGrado
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-100ABN
20% have it

23. sweat resistant

Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
AKG K171 MKII
Bose QuietComfort 35
Grado eGrado
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-100ABN
14% have it

24. cable length

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
3m
Pioneer SE-A1000: 6m
1.2m
1.2m
1.4m
1.2m

25. 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 QuietComfort 35
Grado eGrado
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-100ABN
7% have it

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