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AKG K550 vs Sony XBA-4: 19 facts in comparison

1. highest frequency

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

2. lowest frequency

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.

3. weight

297g lighter.

4. 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.
AKG K550
Sony XBA-4
49% have it

5. impedance

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.

6. has a neodymium magnet

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
AKG K550
Sony XBA-4
35% have it

7. sound pressure level

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.

8. no battery needed

This device works without batteries. It weighs less and you don't have to worry about recharging or replacing the battery.
AKG K550
Sony XBA-4
73% have it

9. has a tangle free cable

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.
AKG K550
Sony XBA-4
26% have it

10. can be folded

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.
AKG K550
Sony XBA-4
31% have it

11. has an L-shaped plug

An L-shaped plug is better if the jack is on the left or right side of the device, so that the cable isn't bent, and is less likely to break when the device is in your pocket.
AKG K550
Sony XBA-4
31% have it

12. has included ear pads

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.
AKG K550
Sony XBA-4
44% have it

13. has a straight plug

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.
AKG K550
Sony XBA-4
55% have it

14. 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.
AKG K550
Sony XBA-4
42% have it

15. travel bag is included

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
AKG K550
Sony XBA-4
65% have it

16. sweat resistant

Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
AKG K550
Sony XBA-4
10% have it

17. cable length

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.

18. has an in-ear form

The in-ear device is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. It is inserted in the ear canal itself and blocks out a lot of environmental noise. It has stronger bass tones and is unlikely to fall out of the ear.
AKG K550
Sony XBA-4
33% have it

19. has a 3.5mm male connector

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
AKG K550
Sony XBA-4
87% have it

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