49points

AKG K551

90points

Philips SHB8750NC

55points

Sony MDR-7550

AKG K551
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AKG K551 vs Philips SHB8750NC vs Sony MDR-7550

AKG K551
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-7550
AKG K551
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-7550

Why is AKG K551 better than Philips SHB8750NC & Sony MDR-7550?

  • Has an on-ear form

Why is Philips SHB8750NC better than AKG K551 & Sony MDR-7550?

  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Has a rechargeable battery

Why is Sony MDR-7550 better than AKG K551 & Philips SHB8750NC?

  • Lowest frequency
    3Hzvs12,10Hz
  • Weight
    7gvs305,226g
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Has an in-ear form
  • Cable length
    1.6mvs1.2,1.2m

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG K551
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-7550

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 K551
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-7550

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.has a detachable cable
AKG K551
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-7550

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

4.weight

305g

226g

7g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has an in-ear form
AKG K551
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-7550

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.

6.can be folded
AKG K551
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-7550

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

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

12Hz

10Hz

3Hz

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

22000Hz

28000Hz

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 K551
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-7550

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

105dB/mW

108dB/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.has a neodymium magnet
AKG K551
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-7550

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

6.impedance

32 Ohms

16 Ohms

16 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

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
AKG K551
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-7550

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
AKG K551
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-7550

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
AKG K551
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-7550

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K551
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-7550

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
Sony MDR-7550

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.

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
AKG K551
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-7550

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.has an in-line control panel
AKG K551
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-7550

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

3.can be used as a headset
AKG K551
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-7550

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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