55points

AKG K171 MKII

88points

Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

87points

Sony MDR-100ABN

0points

Status OB-1

AKG K171 MKII
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AKG K171 MKII vs Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT vs Sony MDR-100ABN vs Status OB-1

AKG K171 MKII
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony MDR-100ABN
Status OB-1

Why is AKG K171 MKII better than Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT & Sony MDR-100ABN & Status OB-1?

  • Has a coiled cord

Why is Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT better than AKG K171 MKII & Sony MDR-100ABN & Status OB-1?

  • Impedance
    18 Ohmsvs55,32,54 Ohms
  • Weight
    221.1gvs240,290,388.4g

Why is Sony MDR-100ABN better than AKG K171 MKII & Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT & Status OB-1?

  • Lowest frequency
    5Hzvs18,18,15Hz
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Travel bag is included

Why is Status OB-1 better than AKG K171 MKII & Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT & Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Has an open-back design

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG K171 MKII
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony MDR-100ABN
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
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony MDR-100ABN
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.has a detachable cable
AKG K171 MKII
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony MDR-100ABN
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.

4.weight

240g

221.1g

290g

388.4g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
AKG K171 MKII
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony MDR-100ABN
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
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony MDR-100ABN
Status OB-1

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

For example

SoundMagic E11C

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

26000Hz

22000Hz

40000Hz

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

2.lowest frequency

18Hz

18Hz

5Hz

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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
AKG K171 MKII
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony MDR-100ABN
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

113dB/mW

103dB/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
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony MDR-100ABN
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

18 Ohms

32 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
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony MDR-100ABN
Status OB-1

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
AKG K171 MKII
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony MDR-100ABN
Status OB-1

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
AKG K171 MKII
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony MDR-100ABN
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
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony MDR-100ABN
Status OB-1

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K171 MKII
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony MDR-100ABN
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
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony MDR-100ABN
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
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony MDR-100ABN
Status OB-1

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
AKG K171 MKII
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony MDR-100ABN
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
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony MDR-100ABN
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
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony MDR-100ABN
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

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