42points
36points

AKG K271 MKII

47points
38points

Sony MDR 7506

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Sony MDR 7506
Comparison winner
Cost-effectiveness winner
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18 facts in comparison

AKG K271 MKII vs Sony MDR 7506

AKG K271 MKII
Sony MDR 7506

Why is AKG K271 MKII better than Sony MDR 7506?

  • 8000Hz higher high-frequency
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    28000Hzvs20000Hz
  • Has a detachable cable
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  • 8 Ohms lower impedance
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    55 Ohmsvs63 Ohms
  • Has a tangle free cable
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Why is Sony MDR 7506 better than AKG K271 MKII?

  • 6Hz lower low-frequency
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    10Hzvs16Hz
  • Has stereo speakers
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  • 2dB/mW higher sound pressure level
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    106dB/mWvs104dB/mW
  • Has a neodymium magnet
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  • 10mm bigger driver unit
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    40mmvs30mm
  • 10g lighter
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    230gvs240g
  • Can be folded
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  • Travel bag is included
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Price comparison

AKG K271 MKII

ProductStorePrice
AKG K271 MKII AmazonAKG Pro Audio K271 MKII Over-Ear, Closed...AKG Pro Audio K271 MKII Over-Ear, Closed-Back, Professional Studio Headphones
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$119.32

Sony MDR 7506

ProductStorePrice
Sony MDR 7506 AmazonSony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphrag...Sony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphone (International Model) No Warranty
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$109.00
Sony MDR 7506 AmazonSony DJ Headphones (4334205465)
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$97.99

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG K271 MKII
Sony MDR 7506
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
Sony MDR 7506
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
Sony MDR 7506
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

230g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
5.can be folded
AKG K271 MKII
Sony MDR 7506
Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.
6.travel bag is included
AKG K271 MKII
Sony MDR 7506
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

16Hz

10Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
2.highest frequency

28000Hz

20000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
3.has passive noise reduction
AKG K271 MKII
Sony MDR 7506
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

104dB/mW

106dB/mW

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

55 Ohms

63 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.
6.has a neodymium magnet
AKG K271 MKII
Sony MDR 7506
Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K271 MKII
Sony MDR 7506
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

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