63points

AKG K550

55points

Sony MH1CBLK

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AKG K550 vs Sony MH1CBLK

AKG K550
Sony MH1CBLK
AKG K550
Sony MH1CBLK

Why is AKG K550 better than Sony MH1CBLK?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be folded
  • Has a straight plug
  • Sweat resistant

Why is Sony MH1CBLK better than AKG K550?

  • 11Hz lower low-frequency
    1Hzvs12Hz
  • 16 Ohms lower impedance
    16 Ohmsvs32 Ohms
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • 1dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    115dB/mWvs114dB/mW
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has an L-shaped plug

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG K550
Sony MH1CBLK

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 K550
Sony MH1CBLK

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.can be folded
AKG K550
Sony MH1CBLK

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

4.has a tangle free cable
AKG K550
Sony MH1CBLK

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

5.sweat resistant
AKG K550
Sony MH1CBLK

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

6.has included ear pads
AKG K550
Sony MH1CBLK

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

12Hz

1Hz

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

20000Hz

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
Sony MH1CBLK

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

115dB/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

6mm

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 K550
Sony MH1CBLK

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 K550
Sony MH1CBLK

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

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Features

1.has an in-line control panel
AKG K550
Sony MH1CBLK

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

2.can be used as a headset
AKG K550
Sony MH1CBLK

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.

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