50points

AKG K551

92points

Philips SHB8750NC

56points

Pioneer SE-DIR800C

AKG K551
Comparison winner
Philips SHB8750NC
Pioneer SE-DIR800C
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23 facts in comparison

AKG K551 vs Philips SHB8750NC vs Pioneer SE-DIR800C

AKG K551
Philips SHB8750NC
Pioneer SE-DIR800C
AKG K551
Philips SHB8750NC
Pioneer SE-DIR800C
50
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92
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56
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Why is AKG K551 better than Philips SHB8750NC & Pioneer SE-DIR800C?

  • Has an on-ear form

Why is Philips SHB8750NC better than AKG K551 & Pioneer SE-DIR800C?

  • Lowest frequency
    10Hzvs12,12Hz
  • Impedance
    16 Ohmsvs32,32 Ohms
  • Weight
    226gvs305,250g
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has a rechargeable battery

Why is Pioneer SE-DIR800C better than AKG K551 & Philips SHB8750NC?

  • Has a removable battery

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG K551
Philips SHB8750NC
Pioneer SE-DIR800C

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
Philips SHB8750NC
Pioneer SE-DIR800C

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
Philips SHB8750NC
Pioneer SE-DIR800C

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

226g

250g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
AKG K551
Philips SHB8750NC
Pioneer SE-DIR800C

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

6.has included ear pads
AKG K551
Philips SHB8750NC
Pioneer SE-DIR800C

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

28000Hz

22000Hz

22000Hz

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

2.lowest frequency

12Hz

10Hz

12Hz

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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
AKG K551
Philips SHB8750NC
Pioneer SE-DIR800C

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

4.has a neodymium magnet
AKG K551
Philips SHB8750NC
Pioneer SE-DIR800C

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

5.impedance

32 Ohms

16 Ohms

32 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.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
AKG K551
Philips SHB8750NC
Pioneer SE-DIR800C

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.

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
AKG K551
Philips SHB8750NC
Pioneer SE-DIR800C

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
AKG K551
Philips SHB8750NC
Pioneer SE-DIR800C

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
AKG K551
Philips SHB8750NC
Pioneer SE-DIR800C

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
AKG K551
Philips SHB8750NC
Pioneer SE-DIR800C

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K551
Philips SHB8750NC
Pioneer SE-DIR800C

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

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
AKG K551
Philips SHB8750NC
Pioneer SE-DIR800C

Device supports fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
AKG K551
Philips SHB8750NC
Pioneer SE-DIR800C

There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.

2.can be used as a headset
AKG K551
Philips SHB8750NC
Pioneer SE-DIR800C

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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