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AKG K551

90points

Sony MDR-1000X

AKG K551
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AKG K551 vs Sony MDR-1000X

AKG K551
Sony MDR-1000X
AKG K551
Sony MDR-1000X

Why is AKG K551 better than Sony MDR-1000X?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 14 Ohms lower impedance
    32 Ohmsvs46 Ohms
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has an on-ear form

Why is Sony MDR-1000X better than AKG K551?

  • 12000Hz higher high-frequency
    40000Hzvs28000Hz
  • 8Hz lower low-frequency
    4Hzvs12Hz
  • 30g lighter
    275gvs305g
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has an over-the-ear form

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG K551
Sony MDR-1000X

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
Sony MDR-1000X

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
Sony MDR-1000X

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

275g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
AKG K551
Sony MDR-1000X

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

6.travel bag is included
AKG K551
Sony MDR-1000X

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

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

28000Hz

40000Hz

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

4Hz

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
Sony MDR-1000X

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

103dB/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

39.8mm

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 K551
Sony MDR-1000X

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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Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
AKG K551
Sony MDR-1000X

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
AKG K551
Sony MDR-1000X

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K551
Sony MDR-1000X

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
Sony MDR-1000X

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
Sony MDR-1000X

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
Sony MDR-1000X

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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