50points

AKG K551

65points

Beats by Dre Pro

AKG K551
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AKG K551 vs Beats by Dre Pro

AKG K551
Beats by Dre Pro
AKG K551
Beats by Dre Pro
50
points
65
points

Why is AKG K551 better than Beats by Dre Pro?

  • 8Hz lower low-frequency
    12Hzvs20Hz
  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 95g lighter
    305gvs400g
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has an on-ear form

Why is Beats by Dre Pro better than AKG K551?

  • 1dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    115dB/mWvs114dB/mW
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has an L-shaped plug

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG K551
Beats by Dre Pro

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 K551
Beats by Dre Pro

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 K551
Beats by Dre Pro

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

305g

400g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
AKG K551
Beats by Dre Pro

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

6.travel bag is included
AKG K551
Beats by Dre Pro

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

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

12Hz

20Hz

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.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

4.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
AKG K551
Beats by Dre Pro

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

5.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
AKG K551
Beats by Dre Pro

This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K551
Beats by Dre Pro

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 K551
Beats by Dre Pro

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 K551
Beats by Dre Pro

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

3.number of microphones

1

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

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