63points

AKG K271 MKII

42points

JLab Audio Supra

100points

Sony WH-1000XM3

AKG K271 MKII
JLab Audio Supra
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Sony WH-1000XM3
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AKG K271 MKII vs JLab Audio Supra vs Sony WH-1000XM3

AKG K271 MKII
JLab Audio Supra
Sony WH-1000XM3
AKG K271 MKII
JLab Audio Supra
Sony WH-1000XM3
63
points
42
points
100
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Why is AKG K271 MKII better than JLab Audio Supra & Sony WH-1000XM3?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has a coil cable

Why is JLab Audio Supra better than AKG K271 MKII & Sony WH-1000XM3?

  • Has an on-ear form

Why is Sony WH-1000XM3 better than AKG K271 MKII & JLab Audio Supra?

  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Can be folded
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Has a rechargeable battery
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG K271 MKII
JLab Audio Supra
Sony WH-1000XM3

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 K271 MKII
JLab Audio Supra
Sony WH-1000XM3

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 K271 MKII
JLab Audio Supra
Sony WH-1000XM3

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

4.can be folded
AKG K271 MKII
JLab Audio Supra
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

5.has a tangle free cable
AKG K271 MKII
JLab Audio Supra
Sony WH-1000XM3

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

6.has included ear pads
AKG K271 MKII
JLab Audio Supra
Sony WH-1000XM3

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

Sound quality

1.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
AKG K271 MKII
JLab Audio Supra
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

2.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
AKG K271 MKII
JLab Audio Supra
Sony WH-1000XM3

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.

3.has a neodymium magnet
AKG K271 MKII
JLab Audio Supra
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

4.driver unit size

30mm

40mm

40mm

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

Best

Audeze LCD2 Classic

106mm

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
AKG K271 MKII
JLab Audio Supra
Sony WH-1000XM3

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
AKG K271 MKII
JLab Audio Supra
Sony WH-1000XM3

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
AKG K271 MKII
JLab Audio Supra
Sony WH-1000XM3

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

For example

Jaybird Run XT

4.Has USB Type-C
AKG K271 MKII
JLab Audio Supra
Sony WH-1000XM3

The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
AKG K271 MKII
JLab Audio Supra
Sony WH-1000XM3

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K271 MKII
JLab Audio Supra
Sony WH-1000XM3

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 K271 MKII
JLab Audio Supra
Sony WH-1000XM3

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 K271 MKII
JLab Audio Supra
Sony WH-1000XM3

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Features

1.can be used as a headset
AKG K271 MKII
JLab Audio Supra
Sony WH-1000XM3

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.

2.control panel placed on a device
AKG K271 MKII
JLab Audio Supra
Sony WH-1000XM3

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.

3.has an in-line control panel
AKG K271 MKII
JLab Audio Supra
Sony WH-1000XM3

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

4.has a noise canceling microphone
AKG K271 MKII
JLab Audio Supra
Sony WH-1000XM3

These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

For example

Mpow H5

5.Has voice prompts
AKG K271 MKII
JLab Audio Supra
Sony WH-1000XM3

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.

6.has voice commands
AKG K271 MKII
JLab Audio Supra
Sony WH-1000XM3

You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.

Miscellaneous

1.wireless charging
AKG K271 MKII
JLab Audio Supra
Sony WH-1000XM3

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

For example

Audio-Technica ATH-CKR7TW

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