55points

AKG K171 MKII

39points

Grado eGrado

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AKG K171 MKII
Grado eGrado
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AKG K171 MKII vs Grado eGrado

AKG K171 MKII
Grado eGrado
AKG K171 MKII
Grado eGrado

Why is AKG K171 MKII better than Grado eGrado?

  • 2Hz lower low-frequency
    18Hzvs20Hz
  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has a coiled cord

Why is Grado eGrado better than AKG K171 MKII?

  • 152g lighter
    88gvs240g
  • 23 Ohms lower impedance
    32 Ohmsvs55 Ohms
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Has an open-back design

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG K171 MKII
Grado eGrado

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

2.weight

240g

88g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

3.has a detachable cable
AKG K171 MKII
Grado eGrado

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

4.has included ear pads
AKG K171 MKII
Grado eGrado

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

5.has an L-shaped plug
AKG K171 MKII
Grado eGrado

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.

6.has a coiled cord
AKG K171 MKII
Grado eGrado

A coiled cord typically offers more flexibility as it can be extended, and taken outside for example.

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

18Hz

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

2.highest frequency

26000Hz

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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
AKG K171 MKII
Grado eGrado

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

4.sound pressure level

107dB/mW

101dB/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.impedance

55 Ohms

32 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

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Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K171 MKII
Grado eGrado

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

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