51points

AKG K518

54points

AKG Y40

AKG K518
AKG Y40
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15 facts in comparison

AKG K518 vs AKG Y40

AKG K518
AKG Y40
51
points
AKG K518
54
points
AKG Y40

Why is AKG K518 better than AKG Y40?

  • 2000Hz higher high-frequency
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    24000Hzvs22000Hz
  • Has included ear pads
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Why is AKG Y40 better than AKG K518?

  • 5dB/mW higher sound pressure level
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    120dB/mWvs115dB/mW
  • Has a detachable cable
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  • 17g lighter
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    133gvs150g
  • Has an in-line control panel
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  • 0.2m longer cable
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    1.2mvs1m

Price comparison

Design

1.has a detachable cable
AKG K518
AKG Y40
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
2.weight

150g

133g

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.
3.can be folded
AKG K518
AKG Y40
Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.
4.travel bag is included
AKG K518
AKG Y40
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
5.has included ear pads
AKG K518
AKG Y40
Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.
6.has an on-ear form
AKG K518
AKG Y40
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.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

24000Hz

22000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
2.lowest frequency

16Hz

16Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
3.has passive noise reduction
AKG K518
AKG Y40
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

115dB/mW

120dB/mW

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

32 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.

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K518
AKG Y40
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 K518
AKG Y40
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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