41points

AKG K171 MKII

43points

JVC HA-SX500

AKG K171 MKII
JVC HA-SX500
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18 facts in comparison

AKG K171 MKII vs JVC HA-SX500

AKG K171 MKII
JVC HA-SX500

Why is AKG K171 MKII better than JVC HA-SX500?

  • 2000Hz higher high-frequency
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    26000Hzvs24000Hz
  • Has passive noise reduction
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  • Has a detachable cable
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  • 14mm bigger driver unit
    ?

    30mmvs16mm
  • Has an on-ear form
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  • 1.5m longer cable
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    3mvs1.5m
  • Has a coil cable
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Why is JVC HA-SX500 better than AKG K171 MKII?

  • 7Hz lower low-frequency
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    11Hzvs18Hz
  • Has stereo speakers
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  • 5dB/mW higher sound pressure level
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    112dB/mWvs107dB/mW
  • 39 Ohms lower impedance
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    16 Ohmsvs55 Ohms
  • Has a neodymium magnet
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  • 211g lighter
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    29gvs240g
  • Can be folded
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  • Travel bag is included
    ?

Price comparison

AKG K171 MKII

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$277.11
AKG K171 MKII AmazonAKG M 80 MkII Semi-Open Studio Headphone...AKG M 80 MkII Semi-Open Studio Headphone (Standard)
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Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG K171 MKII
JVC HA-SX500
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
JVC HA-SX500
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
3.weight

240g

29g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
4.can be folded
AKG K171 MKII
JVC HA-SX500
Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.
5.travel bag is included
AKG K171 MKII
JVC HA-SX500
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
6.has an in-ear form
AKG K171 MKII
JVC HA-SX500
The in-ear device is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. It is inserted in the ear canal itself and blocks out a lot of environmental noise. It has stronger bass tones and is unlikely to fall out of the ear.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

18Hz

11Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
2.highest frequency

26000Hz

24000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
3.has passive noise reduction
AKG K171 MKII
JVC HA-SX500
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

112dB/mW

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

55 Ohms

16 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.
6.has a neodymium magnet
AKG K171 MKII
JVC HA-SX500
Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K171 MKII
JVC HA-SX500
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

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