AKG K171 MKIIFostex TH-5
Top 50%665 points
Top 50%
Top 66%456 points
Top 66%
AKG K171 MKII
Fostex TH-5
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AKG K171 MKII vs Fostex TH-5: 16 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

10g lighter.
240g
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
250g

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
Fostex TH-5
48% 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
44Ohms

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
96dB/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
Fostex TH-5
73% 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
Fostex TH-5
38% have it

9. 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
30mm

10. 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
Fostex TH-5
75% have it

11. has a straight plug

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.
AKG K171 MKII
Fostex TH-5
53% have it

12. has included ear pads

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.
AKG K171 MKII
Fostex TH-5
42% have it

13. has a coiled cord

A coiled cord typically offers more flexibility as it can be extended, and taken outside for example.
AKG K171 MKII
Fostex TH-5
8% have it

14. cable length

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

16. 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
Fostex TH-5
87% have it

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