59points

AKG K3003

40points

Grado PS500

AKG K3003
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20 facts in comparison

AKG K3003 vs Grado PS500

AKG K3003
Grado PS500
59
points
AKG K3003
40
points
Grado PS500

Why is AKG K3003 better than Grado PS500?

  • 4Hz lower low-frequency
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    10Hzvs14Hz
  • 1000Hz higher high-frequency
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    30000Hzvs29000Hz
  • Has passive noise reduction
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  • 27dB/mW higher sound pressure level
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    125dB/mWvs98dB/mW
  • 24 Ohms lower impedance
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    8 Ohmsvs32 Ohms
  • Sweat resistance
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  • 290g lighter
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    10gvs300g
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
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Why is Grado PS500 better than AKG K3003?

  • Has stereo speakers
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  • Has a neodymium magnet
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  • Has an on-ear form
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  • 0.8m longer cable
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    2mvs1.2m
  • Has an open-back design
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  • Has removable speakers
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Price comparison

AKG K3003

ProductStorePrice
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Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG K3003
Grado PS500
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
2.sweat resistance
AKG K3003
Grado PS500
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
3.weight

10g

300g

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.
4.weather-sealed (splashproof)
AKG K3003
Grado PS500
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
5.travel bag is included
AKG K3003
Grado PS500
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
6.has an in-ear form
AKG K3003
Grado PS500
The in-ear device is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. It is inserted in the ear canal itself and blocks out a lot of environmental noise. It has stronger bass tones and is unlikely to fall out of the ear.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

10Hz

14Hz

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

30000Hz

29000Hz

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 K3003
Grado PS500
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

125dB/mW

98dB/mW

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

8 Ohms

32 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 K3003
Grado PS500
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 K3003
Grado PS500
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

Features

1.Has an in-line control panel
AKG K3003
Grado PS500
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

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