AKG K171 MKIISony MDR-ZX660AP
Top 50%671 points
Top 50%
Top 47%704 points
Top 47%
AKG K171 MKII
Sony MDR-ZX660AP
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AKG K171 MKII vs Sony MDR-ZX660AP: 20 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
25000Hz

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
5Hz

3. weight

47g lighter.
240g
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
193g

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-ZX660AP
47% 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
40Ohms

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-ZX660AP
33% have it

7. sound pressure level

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
107dB/mW
AKG K553 Pro: 144dB/mW
104dB/mW

8. 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-ZX660AP
72% have it

9. has a tangle free cable

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.
AKG K171 MKII
Sony MDR-ZX660AP
25% have it

10. 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-ZX660AP
39% have it

11. has an in-line control panel

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
AKG K171 MKII
Sony MDR-ZX660AP
44% have it

12. can be used as a headset

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.
AKG K171 MKII
Sony MDR-ZX660AP
37% have it

13. 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

14. 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-ZX660AP
53% have it

15. has an L-shaped plug

An L-shaped plug is better if the jack is on the left or right side of the device, so that the cable isn't bent, and is less likely to break when the device is in your pocket.
AKG K171 MKII
Sony MDR-ZX660AP
31% have it

16. has included ear pads

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.
AKG K171 MKII
Sony MDR-ZX660AP
41% have it

17. 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-ZX660AP
8% have it

18. cable length

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
3m
Pioneer SE-A1000: 6m
1.2m

19. 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-ZX660AP
86% have it

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-ZX660AP
22% have it
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