52points

AKG K518

57points

Philips SHE9105

95points

Sennheiser PXC 550

87points

Sony MDR-100ABN

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Philips SHE9105
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AKG K518 vs Philips SHE9105 vs Sennheiser PXC 550 vs Sony MDR-100ABN

AKG K518
Philips SHE9105
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony MDR-100ABN
AKG K518
Philips SHE9105
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony MDR-100ABN

Why is AKG K518 better than Philips SHE9105 & Sennheiser PXC 550 & Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Has a straight plug

Why is Philips SHE9105 better than AKG K518 & Sennheiser PXC 550 & Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Impedance
    16 Ohmsvs32,490,32 Ohms
  • Weight
    13.4gvs150,227,290g
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has an in-ear form

Why is Sennheiser PXC 550 better than AKG K518 & Philips SHE9105 & Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Has an over-the-ear form

Why is Sony MDR-100ABN better than AKG K518 & Philips SHE9105 & Sennheiser PXC 550?

  • Highest frequency
    40000Hzvs24000,25000,23000Hz
  • Lowest frequency
    5Hzvs16,7,17Hz

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG K518
Philips SHE9105
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony MDR-100ABN

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 K518
Philips SHE9105
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony MDR-100ABN

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.weight

150g

13.4g

227g

290g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.has a detachable cable
AKG K518
Philips SHE9105
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

5.has an in-ear form
AKG K518
Philips SHE9105
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony MDR-100ABN

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.

6.can be folded
AKG K518
Philips SHE9105
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

16Hz

7Hz

17Hz

5Hz

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.highest frequency

24000Hz

25000Hz

23000Hz

40000Hz

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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
AKG K518
Philips SHE9105
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

108dB/mW

110dB/mW

103dB/mW

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

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

5.has a neodymium magnet
AKG K518
Philips SHE9105
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

6.impedance

32 Ohms

16 Ohms

490 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.

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
AKG K518
Philips SHE9105
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony MDR-100ABN

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
AKG K518
Philips SHE9105
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony MDR-100ABN

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
AKG K518
Philips SHE9105
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony MDR-100ABN

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K518
Philips SHE9105
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony MDR-100ABN

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 K518
Philips SHE9105
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony MDR-100ABN

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.

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
AKG K518
Philips SHE9105
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony MDR-100ABN

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 K518
Philips SHE9105
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony MDR-100ABN

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 K518
Philips SHE9105
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony MDR-100ABN

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.

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