55points

AKG K545

86points

Philips SHB8850NC

AKG K545
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AKG K545 vs Philips SHB8850NC

AKG K545
Philips SHB8850NC
AKG K545
Philips SHB8850NC

Why is AKG K545 better than Philips SHB8850NC?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Travel bag is included

Why is Philips SHB8850NC better than AKG K545?

  • 49.5g lighter
    232gvs281.5g
  • 16 Ohms lower impedance
    16 Ohmsvs32 Ohms
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • 74dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    105dB/mWvs31dB/mW
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Control panel placed on a device

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG K545
Philips SHB8850NC

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 K545
Philips SHB8850NC

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

281.5g

232g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.has a detachable cable
AKG K545
Philips SHB8850NC

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

5.can be folded
AKG K545
Philips SHB8850NC

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

6.sweat resistant
AKG K545
Philips SHB8850NC

Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

For example

RHA TrueConnect

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

10Hz

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

25000Hz

22000Hz

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 K545
Philips SHB8850NC

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

31dB/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

5.driver unit size

50mm

32mm

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 K545
Philips SHB8850NC

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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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
AKG K545
Philips SHB8850NC

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
AKG K545
Philips SHB8850NC

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
AKG K545
Philips SHB8850NC

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

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
AKG K545
Philips SHB8850NC

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K545
Philips SHB8850NC

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 K545
Philips SHB8850NC

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 K545
Philips SHB8850NC

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

5.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
AKG K545
Philips SHB8850NC

802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.

For example

JBL Reflect Contour 2

6.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
AKG K545
Philips SHB8850NC

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

For example

RHA TrueConnect

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
AKG K545
Philips SHB8850NC

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 K545
Philips SHB8850NC

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 K545
Philips SHB8850NC

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.number of microphones

1

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

5.has a noise canceling microphone
AKG K545
Philips SHB8850NC

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

For example

Microsoft Surface Headphones

6.has voice commands
AKG K545
Philips SHB8850NC

You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.

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Miscellaneous

1.wireless charging
AKG K545
Philips SHB8850NC

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

2.can be controlled remotely
AKG K545
Philips SHB8850NC

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

For example

Audio-Technica ATH-CKR7TW

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