39points

AKG K171 MKII

60points

Sennheiser CX 686G Sports

AKG K171 MKII
Sennheiser CX 686G Sports
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AKG K171 MKII vs Sennheiser CX 686G Sports

AKG K171 MKII
Sennheiser CX 686G Sports

Why is AKG K171 MKII better than Sennheiser CX 686G Sports?

  • 6000Hz higher high-frequency
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    26000Hzvs20000Hz
  • Has a detachable cable
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  • Has an on-ear form
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  • 1.8m longer cable
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    3mvs1.2m
  • Has a coil cable
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  • Has a straight plug
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Why is Sennheiser CX 686G Sports better than AKG K171 MKII?

  • Has stereo speakers
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  • 11dB/mW higher sound pressure level
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    118dB/mWvs107dB/mW
  • 35 Ohms lower impedance
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    20 Ohmsvs55 Ohms
  • Sweat resistance
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  • Can be used as a headset
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  • Has a rechargeable battery
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  • Weather-sealed (splashproof)
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  • Has a battery level indicator
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Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG K171 MKII
Sennheiser CX 686G Sports
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
Sennheiser CX 686G Sports
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
3.sweat resistance
AKG K171 MKII
Sennheiser CX 686G Sports
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
4.weather-sealed (splashproof)
AKG K171 MKII
Sennheiser CX 686G Sports
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
5.travel bag is included
AKG K171 MKII
Sennheiser CX 686G Sports
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
Sennheiser CX 686G Sports
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

18Hz

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

20000Hz

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
Sennheiser CX 686G Sports
The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
4.has active noise cancellation (noise control)
AKG K171 MKII
Sennheiser CX 686G Sports
This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.
5.sound pressure level

107dB/mW

118dB/mW

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

55 Ohms

20 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.

Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
AKG K171 MKII
Sennheiser CX 686G Sports
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
2.has a battery level indicator
AKG K171 MKII
Sennheiser CX 686G Sports
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
3.has a removable battery
AKG K171 MKII
Sennheiser CX 686G Sports
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
AKG K171 MKII
Sennheiser CX 686G Sports
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K171 MKII
Sennheiser CX 686G Sports
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
Sennheiser CX 686G Sports
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.supports Wi-Fi
AKG K171 MKII
Sennheiser CX 686G Sports
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
AKG K171 MKII
Sennheiser CX 686G Sports
A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.
2.has a noise-canceling microphone
AKG K171 MKII
Sennheiser CX 686G Sports
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
3.Has an in-line control panel
AKG K171 MKII
Sennheiser CX 686G Sports
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
4.Has voice prompts
AKG K171 MKII
Sennheiser CX 686G Sports
With voice prompts, you will automatically receive information via audio messages – for instance, you may find out that the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.
5.has a mute function
AKG K171 MKII
Sennheiser CX 686G Sports
The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
6.has voice commands
AKG K171 MKII
Sennheiser CX 686G Sports
You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.

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