55points

AKG K171 MKII

86points

Philips SHB8850NC

88points

Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

0points

Status OB-1

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Philips SHB8850NC
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Status OB-1
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AKG K171 MKII vs Philips SHB8850NC vs Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT vs Status OB-1

AKG K171 MKII
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Status OB-1

Why is AKG K171 MKII better than Philips SHB8850NC & Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT & Status OB-1?

  • Has a coiled cord

Why is Philips SHB8850NC better than AKG K171 MKII & Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT & Status OB-1?

  • Lowest frequency
    10Hzvs18,18,15Hz
  • Impedance
    16 Ohmsvs55,18,54 Ohms
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Wireless charging
  • Has voice commands

Why is Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT better than AKG K171 MKII & Philips SHB8850NC & Status OB-1?

  • Weight
    221.1gvs240,232,388.4g
  • Has an L-shaped plug

Why is Status OB-1 better than AKG K171 MKII & Philips SHB8850NC & Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT?

  • Highest frequency
    30000Hzvs26000,22000,22000Hz

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG K171 MKII
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Status OB-1

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 an over-the-ear form
AKG K171 MKII
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Status OB-1

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.

3.weight

240g

232g

221.1g

388.4g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.has a detachable cable
AKG K171 MKII
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Status OB-1

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

5.can be folded
AKG K171 MKII
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Status OB-1

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

6.has a tangle free cable
AKG K171 MKII
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Status OB-1

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

For example

SoundMagic E11C

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

18Hz

10Hz

18Hz

15Hz

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

22000Hz

22000Hz

30000Hz

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
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Status OB-1

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

105dB/mW

113dB/mW

95dB/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.has a neodymium magnet
AKG K171 MKII
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Status OB-1

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

6.impedance

55 Ohms

16 Ohms

18 Ohms

54 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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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
AKG K171 MKII
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Status OB-1

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
AKG K171 MKII
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Status OB-1

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
AKG K171 MKII
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Status OB-1

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

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
AKG K171 MKII
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Status OB-1

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K171 MKII
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Status OB-1

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
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Status OB-1

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.

4.Has WiFi
AKG K171 MKII
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Status OB-1

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

5.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
AKG K171 MKII
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Status OB-1

802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.

For example

JBL Reflect Contour 2

6.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
AKG K171 MKII
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Status OB-1

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

For example

RHA TrueConnect

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
AKG K171 MKII
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Status OB-1

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
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Status OB-1

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 a noise canceling microphone
AKG K171 MKII
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Status OB-1

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

For example

Microsoft Surface Headphones

4.has voice commands
AKG K171 MKII
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Status OB-1

You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.

5.has an accelerometer
AKG K171 MKII
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Status OB-1

An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

For example

Sony Xperia Ear Duo

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Miscellaneous

1.wireless charging
AKG K171 MKII
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Status OB-1

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

2.can be controlled remotely
AKG K171 MKII
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Status OB-1

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

For example

Audio-Technica ATH-CKR7TW

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