57points

AKG K545

60points

Sony MDR-1A

AKG K545
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AKG K545 vs Sony MDR-1A

AKG K545
Sony MDR-1A
AKG K545
Sony MDR-1A
57
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60
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Why is AKG K545 better than Sony MDR-1A?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Can be folded
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
  • Has a straight plug

Why is Sony MDR-1A better than AKG K545?

  • 75000Hz higher high-frequency
    100000Hzvs25000Hz
  • 7Hz lower low-frequency
    3Hzvs10Hz
  • 8 Ohms lower impedance
    24 Ohmsvs32 Ohms
  • 56.5g lighter
    225gvs281.5g
  • 74dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    105dB/mWvs31dB/mW
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Can be used as a headset

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG K545
Sony MDR-1A

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 a detachable cable
AKG K545
Sony MDR-1A

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

3.has an over-the-ear form
AKG K545
Sony MDR-1A

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.

4.weight

281.5g

225g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
AKG K545
Sony MDR-1A

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

6.travel bag is included
AKG K545
Sony MDR-1A

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

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

25000Hz

100000Hz

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

10Hz

3Hz

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 K545
Sony MDR-1A

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.impedance

32 Ohms

24 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

6.has a neodymium magnet
AKG K545
Sony MDR-1A

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

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K545
Sony MDR-1A

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

Features

1.can be used as a headset
AKG K545
Sony MDR-1A

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.

2.has an in-line control panel
AKG K545
Sony MDR-1A

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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