54points

AKG K518

46points

JBL J55

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AKG K518 vs JBL J55

AKG K518
JBL J55
AKG K518
JBL J55
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46
points

Why is AKG K518 better than JBL J55?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 8 Ohms lower impedance
    32 Ohmsvs40 Ohms
  • Can be folded
  • Has included ear pads

Why is JBL J55 better than AKG K518?

  • 6Hz lower low-frequency
    10Hzvs16Hz
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • 0.3m longer cable
    1.3mvs1m

Top specs and features

Design

1.has a detachable cable
AKG K518
JBL J55

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

2.has a tangle free cable
AKG K518
JBL J55

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

3.can be folded
AKG K518
JBL J55

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

4.has included ear pads
AKG K518
JBL J55

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

5.travel bag is included
AKG K518
JBL J55

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

6.has an on-ear form
AKG K518
JBL J55

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

24000Hz

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

Best

Sony MDR-Z1R

120000Hz

2.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.

Best

Sony MH1CBLK

1Hz

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
AKG K518
JBL J55

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

4.impedance

32 Ohms

40 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.

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K518
JBL J55

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
JBL J55

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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