35points

AKG K323XS

80points

Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT

92points

Bose QuietComfort 35

46points

Focal Utopia

87points

Sony MDR-XB950B1

AKG K323XS
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
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Focal Utopia
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AKG K323XS vs Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT vs Bose QuietComfort 35 vs Focal Utopia vs Sony MDR-XB950B1

AKG K323XS
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Bose QuietComfort 35
Focal Utopia
Sony MDR-XB950B1
AKG K323XS
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Bose QuietComfort 35
Focal Utopia
Sony MDR-XB950B1

Why is AKG K323XS better than Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT & Bose QuietComfort 35 & Focal Utopia & Sony MDR-XB950B1?

  • Has an in-line control panel

Why is Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT better than AKG K323XS & Bose QuietComfort 35 & Focal Utopia & Sony MDR-XB950B1?

    Why is Bose QuietComfort 35 better than AKG K323XS & Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT & Focal Utopia & Sony MDR-XB950B1?

    • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
    • Has a noise canceling microphone

    Why is Focal Utopia better than AKG K323XS & Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT & Bose QuietComfort 35 & Sony MDR-XB950B1?

    • Has an open-back design

    Why is Sony MDR-XB950B1 better than AKG K323XS & Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT & Bose QuietComfort 35 & Focal Utopia?

    • Lowest frequency
      3Hzvs20,5,10,5Hz
    • Sound pressure level
      105dB/mWvs98,97,90,104dB/mW
    • Has an L-shaped plug

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    Design

    1.has stereo speakers
    AKG K323XS
    Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
    Bose QuietComfort 35
    Focal Utopia
    Sony MDR-XB950B1

    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 K323XS
    Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
    Bose QuietComfort 35
    Focal Utopia
    Sony MDR-XB950B1

    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 K323XS
    Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
    Bose QuietComfort 35
    Focal Utopia
    Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

    4.has an in-ear form
    AKG K323XS
    Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
    Bose QuietComfort 35
    Focal Utopia
    Sony MDR-XB950B1

    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.

    For example

    AKG N200 Wireless

    5.can be folded
    AKG K323XS
    Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
    Bose QuietComfort 35
    Focal Utopia
    Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

    6.has a tangle free cable
    AKG K323XS
    Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
    Bose QuietComfort 35
    Focal Utopia
    Sony MDR-XB950B1

    The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

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    Sound quality

    1.lowest frequency

    20Hz

    5Hz

    10Hz

    5Hz

    3Hz

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

    Best

    Sony MH1CBLK

    1Hz

    2.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
    AKG K323XS
    Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
    Bose QuietComfort 35
    Focal Utopia
    Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

    3.sound pressure level

    98dB/mW

    97dB/mW

    90dB/mW

    104dB/mW

    105dB/mW

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

    Best

    AKG K553 Pro

    144dB/mW

    4.has a neodymium magnet
    AKG K323XS
    Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
    Bose QuietComfort 35
    Focal Utopia
    Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

    5.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
    AKG K323XS
    Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
    Bose QuietComfort 35
    Focal Utopia
    Sony MDR-XB950B1

    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.

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    Power

    1.has a battery level indicator
    AKG K323XS
    Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
    Bose QuietComfort 35
    Focal Utopia
    Sony MDR-XB950B1

    An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

    2.has a rechargeable battery
    AKG K323XS
    Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
    Bose QuietComfort 35
    Focal Utopia
    Sony MDR-XB950B1

    The battery can be recharged and used over again.

    3.has a removable battery
    AKG K323XS
    Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
    Bose QuietComfort 35
    Focal Utopia
    Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

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    Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

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    Connectivity

    1.Can be used wirelessly
    AKG K323XS
    Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
    Bose QuietComfort 35
    Focal Utopia
    Sony MDR-XB950B1

    Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

    2.has a 3.5mm male connector
    AKG K323XS
    Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
    Bose QuietComfort 35
    Focal Utopia
    Sony MDR-XB950B1

    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 K323XS
    Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
    Bose QuietComfort 35
    Focal Utopia
    Sony MDR-XB950B1

    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 K323XS
    Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
    Bose QuietComfort 35
    Focal Utopia
    Sony MDR-XB950B1

    The device can connect to WiFi.

    For example

    Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

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    Features

    1.control panel placed on a device
    AKG K323XS
    Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
    Bose QuietComfort 35
    Focal Utopia
    Sony MDR-XB950B1

    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.

    2.has an in-line control panel
    AKG K323XS
    Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
    Bose QuietComfort 35
    Focal Utopia
    Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

    3.can be used as a headset
    AKG K323XS
    Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
    Bose QuietComfort 35
    Focal Utopia
    Sony MDR-XB950B1

    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.

    4.has a noise canceling microphone
    AKG K323XS
    Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
    Bose QuietComfort 35
    Focal Utopia
    Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

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