57points

AKG K171 MKII

48points

Etymotic ER 4PT

85points

Marshall Monitor Bluetooth

AKG K171 MKII
Etymotic ER 4PT
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36 facts in comparison

AKG K171 MKII vs Etymotic ER 4PT vs Marshall Monitor Bluetooth

AKG K171 MKII
Etymotic ER 4PT
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
AKG K171 MKII
Etymotic ER 4PT
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
57
points
48
points
85
points

Why is AKG K171 MKII better than Etymotic ER 4PT & Marshall Monitor Bluetooth?

  • Lowest frequency
    18Hzvs20,20Hz
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has an on-ear form
  • Has a coiled cord

Why is Etymotic ER 4PT better than AKG K171 MKII & Marshall Monitor Bluetooth?

  • Impedance
    27 Ohmsvs55,28 Ohms
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has an in-ear form

Why is Marshall Monitor Bluetooth better than AKG K171 MKII & Etymotic ER 4PT?

  • Can be folded
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Has a rechargeable battery

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG K171 MKII
Etymotic ER 4PT
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth

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

2.has a detachable cable
AKG K171 MKII
Etymotic ER 4PT
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth

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

3.has an over-the-ear form
AKG K171 MKII
Etymotic ER 4PT
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth

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.

4.can be folded
AKG K171 MKII
Etymotic ER 4PT
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth

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

5.has a tangle free cable
AKG K171 MKII
Etymotic ER 4PT
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

For example

SoundMagic E11C

6.sweat resistant
AKG K171 MKII
Etymotic ER 4PT
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth

Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

For example

JBL Under Armour True Wireless Flash

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

26000Hz

16000Hz

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

20Hz

20Hz

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.sound pressure level

107dB/mW

102dB/mW

98dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

4.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
AKG K171 MKII
Etymotic ER 4PT
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth

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

5.has a neodymium magnet
AKG K171 MKII
Etymotic ER 4PT
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth

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

For example

Creative SXFI Air

6.impedance

55 Ohms

27 Ohms

28 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

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
AKG K171 MKII
Etymotic ER 4PT
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
AKG K171 MKII
Etymotic ER 4PT
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
AKG K171 MKII
Etymotic ER 4PT
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth

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

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
AKG K171 MKII
Etymotic ER 4PT
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K171 MKII
Etymotic ER 4PT
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth

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
Etymotic ER 4PT
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth

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.

For example

Sony WH-1000XM3

4.Has WiFi
AKG K171 MKII
Etymotic ER 4PT
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
AKG K171 MKII
Etymotic ER 4PT
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth

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.

2.can be used as a headset
AKG K171 MKII
Etymotic ER 4PT
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth

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.

3.has an in-line control panel
AKG K171 MKII
Etymotic ER 4PT
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth

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

4.has a noise canceling microphone
AKG K171 MKII
Etymotic ER 4PT
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth

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

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