40points

AKG K52

49points

Sony MDR ZX300

AKG K52
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AKG K52 vs Sony MDR ZX300

AKG K52
Sony MDR ZX300
AKG K52
Sony MDR ZX300

Why is AKG K52 better than Sony MDR ZX300?

  • Has a straight plug

Why is Sony MDR ZX300 better than AKG K52?

  • 4000Hz higher high-frequency
    24000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 8Hz lower low-frequency
    10Hzvs18Hz
  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 80g lighter
    120gvs200g
  • 8 Ohms lower impedance
    24 Ohmsvs32 Ohms
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has an L-shaped plug

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Design

1.has an over-the-ear form
AKG K52
Sony MDR ZX300

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.

2.weight

200g

120g

Best

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3g

3.has a detachable cable
AKG K52
Sony MDR ZX300

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

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4.has an L-shaped plug
AKG K52
Sony MDR ZX300

An L-shaped plug is better if the jack is on the left or right side of the device, so that the cable isn't bent, and is less likely to break when the device is in your pocket.

5.has a straight plug
AKG K52
Sony MDR ZX300

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.

6.cable length

2.5m

1.2m

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.

Best

Pioneer SE-A1000

6m

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

18Hz

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

2.highest frequency

20000Hz

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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
AKG K52
Sony MDR ZX300

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

110dB/mW

102dB/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.driver unit size

40mm

30mm

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

Best

Audeze LCD2 Classic

106mm

6.has a neodymium magnet
AKG K52
Sony MDR ZX300

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

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Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K52
Sony MDR ZX300

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

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