AKG K171 MKIISony MDR-DS6500
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AKG K171 MKII
Sony MDR-DS6500
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AKG K171 MKII vs Sony MDR-DS6500: 22 facts in comparison

1. highest frequency

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
26000Hz
Sony MDR-Z1R: 120000Hz
22000Hz

2. lowest frequency

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
18Hz
Sony MH1CBLK: 1Hz
12Hz

3. weight

210g lighter.
240g
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
450g

4. has sound isolation/passive noise reduction

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
AKG K171 MKII
Sony MDR-DS6500
48% have it

5. impedance

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.
55Ohms
Flips Solo 2 Social: 4Ohms
66Ohms

6. has a neodymium magnet

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
AKG K171 MKII
Sony MDR-DS6500
33% have it

7. no battery needed

This device works without batteries. It weighs less and you don't have to worry about recharging or replacing the battery.
AKG K171 MKII
Sony MDR-DS6500
73% have it

8. has a detachable cable

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
AKG K171 MKII
Sony MDR-DS6500
38% have it

9. driver unit size

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
30mm
Audeze EL-8 Titanium: 100mm
40mm

10. has stereo speakers

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
AKG K171 MKII
Sony MDR-DS6500
75% have it

11. has an over-the-ear form

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.
AKG K171 MKII
Sony MDR-DS6500
42% have it

12. has a straight plug

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.
AKG K171 MKII
Sony MDR-DS6500
53% have it

13. has included ear pads

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.
AKG K171 MKII
Sony MDR-DS6500
42% have it

14. Can be used wirelessly

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
AKG K171 MKII
Sony MDR-DS6500
16% have it

16. travel bag is included

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
AKG K171 MKII
Sony MDR-DS6500
64% have it

17. has a battery level indicator

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
AKG K171 MKII
Sony MDR-DS6500
8% have it

18. has a coiled cord

A coiled cord typically offers more flexibility as it can be extended, and taken outside for example.
AKG K171 MKII
Sony MDR-DS6500
8% have it

19. cable length

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
3m
Pioneer SE-A1000: 6m
1.5m

20. has an on-ear form

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.
AKG K171 MKII
Sony MDR-DS6500
22% have it

21. has a 3.5mm male connector

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
AKG K171 MKII
Sony MDR-DS6500
87% have it

22. has a removable battery

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
AKG K171 MKII
Sony MDR-DS6500
6% have it

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