The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
Sony MDR-Z1R: 120000Hz
2. lowest frequency
The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
Sony MH1CBLK: 1Hz
3. has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
48% have it
4. sound pressure level
Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
AKG K553 Pro: 144dB/mW
5. no battery needed
This device works without batteries. It weighs less and you don't have to worry about recharging or replacing the battery.
73% have it
6. has a tangle free cable
The cable is designed to minimize tangling.
25% have it
7. can be folded
Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.
31% have it
8. has an in-line control panel
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
44% have it
9. can be used as a headset
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.
36% have it
10. driver unit size
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
Audeze EL-8 Titanium: 100mm
11. has an over-the-ear form
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.
42% have it
12. has a straight plug
A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.
53% have it
13. has included ear pads
Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.
42% have it
14. travel bag is included
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.