39points

AKG K171 MKII

37points

Pioneer HDJ-500

AKG K171 MKII
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15 facts in comparison

AKG K171 MKII vs Pioneer HDJ-500

AKG K171 MKII
Pioneer HDJ-500

Why is AKG K171 MKII better than Pioneer HDJ-500?

  • Has passive noise reduction
    ?
  • 2dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    ?

    107dB/mWvs105dB/mW
  • Has an on-ear form
    ?
  • 1.8m longer cable
    ?

    3mvs1.2m

Why is Pioneer HDJ-500 better than AKG K171 MKII?

  • 13Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    5Hzvs18Hz
  • Has stereo speakers
    ?
  • 2000Hz higher high-frequency
    ?

    28000Hzvs26000Hz
  • Has an over-the-ear form
    ?
  • 10 Ohms lower impedance
    ?

    45 Ohmsvs55 Ohms
  • 10mm bigger driver unit
    ?

    40mmvs30mm
  • 47.3g lighter
    ?

    192.7gvs240g

Price comparison

Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG K171 MKII
Pioneer HDJ-500
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
Pioneer HDJ-500
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.has a detachable cable
AKG K171 MKII
Pioneer HDJ-500
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
4.weight

240g

192.7g

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.
5.has an on-ear form
AKG K171 MKII
Pioneer HDJ-500
This device comfortably rests on top of your outer ears. As it doesn't block out everything from the outside world, it's preferred in places like office environments and recommended for outdoor activities.
6.cable length

3m

1.2m

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

18Hz

5Hz

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

28000Hz

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
Pioneer HDJ-500
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

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

55 Ohms

45 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.driver unit size

30mm

40mm

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K171 MKII
Pioneer HDJ-500
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

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