65points

AKG K550

52points

Audio Technica ATH-MSR7

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AKG K550
Audio Technica ATH-MSR7
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AKG K550 vs Audio Technica ATH-MSR7

AKG K550
Audio Technica ATH-MSR7
AKG K550
Audio Technica ATH-MSR7
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points
52
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Why is AKG K550 better than Audio Technica ATH-MSR7?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 3 Ohms lower impedance
    32 Ohmsvs35 Ohms
  • Can be folded
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
  • Sweat resistant
  • Has a straight plug

Why is Audio Technica ATH-MSR7 better than AKG K550?

  • 12000Hz higher high-frequency
    40000Hzvs28000Hz
  • 7Hz lower low-frequency
    5Hzvs12Hz
  • 15g lighter
    290gvs305g
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has an L-shaped plug

Top specs and features

Design

1.has an over-the-ear form
AKG K550
Audio Technica ATH-MSR7

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.has a detachable cable
AKG K550
Audio Technica ATH-MSR7

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

3.weight

305g

290g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.can be folded
AKG K550
Audio Technica ATH-MSR7

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

5.has a tangle free cable
AKG K550
Audio Technica ATH-MSR7

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

6.has included ear pads
AKG K550
Audio Technica ATH-MSR7

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

12Hz

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

28000Hz

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 K550
Audio Technica ATH-MSR7

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

114dB/mW

100dB/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

35 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.driver unit size

50mm

45mm

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

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
AKG K550
Audio Technica ATH-MSR7

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K550
Audio Technica ATH-MSR7

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

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