58points

AKG K171 MKII

82points

Sony MDR-1RBT

AKG K171 MKII
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AKG K171 MKII vs Sony MDR-1RBT

AKG K171 MKII
Sony MDR-1RBT
AKG K171 MKII
Sony MDR-1RBT
58
points
82
points

Why is AKG K171 MKII better than Sony MDR-1RBT?

  • 57g lighter
    240gvs297g
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has an on-ear form
  • Has a coil cable

Why is Sony MDR-1RBT better than AKG K171 MKII?

  • 54000Hz higher high-frequency
    80000Hzvs26000Hz
  • 14Hz lower low-frequency
    4Hzvs18Hz
  • 31 Ohms lower impedance
    24 Ohmsvs55 Ohms
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Can be folded

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG K171 MKII
Sony MDR-1RBT

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
Sony MDR-1RBT

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
Sony MDR-1RBT

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

297g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has a tangle free cable
AKG K171 MKII
Sony MDR-1RBT

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

6.can be folded
AKG K171 MKII
Sony MDR-1RBT

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

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

18Hz

4Hz

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

80000Hz

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.sound pressure level

107dB/mW

105dB/mW

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

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

4.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
AKG K171 MKII
Sony MDR-1RBT

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

5.impedance

55 Ohms

24 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

6.has a neodymium magnet
AKG K171 MKII
Sony MDR-1RBT

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

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
AKG K171 MKII
Sony MDR-1RBT

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
AKG K171 MKII
Sony MDR-1RBT

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K171 MKII
Sony MDR-1RBT

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
AKG K171 MKII
Sony MDR-1RBT

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.

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