38points

AKG K553 Pro

61points

M-Audio Studiophile Q40

AKG K553 Pro
Comparison winner
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
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16 facts in comparison

AKG K553 Pro vs M-Audio Studiophile Q40

AKG K553 Pro
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
38
points
AKG K553 Pro
61
points
M-Audio Studiophile Q40

Why is AKG K553 Pro better than M-Audio Studiophile Q40?

  • 8000Hz higher high-frequency
    ?

    28000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 32 Ohms lower impedance
    ?

    32 Ohmsvs64 Ohms
  • 28dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    ?

    144dB/mWvs116dB/mW
  • 10mm bigger driver unit
    ?

    50mmvs40mm

Why is M-Audio Studiophile Q40 better than AKG K553 Pro?

  • 2Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    10Hzvs12Hz
  • Has passive noise reduction
    ?
  • Has a detachable cable
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  • Has a neodymium magnet
    ?
  • 410g lighter
    250gvs660g
  • Can be folded
    ?
  • Travel bag is included
    ?

Price comparison

Design

1.has stereo speakers
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Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

AKG K553 Pro
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
2.has an over-the-ear form
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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 K553 Pro
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
3.has a detachable cable
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With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

AKG K553 Pro
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
4.weight
?

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

660g

250g

5.can be folded
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Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.

AKG K553 Pro
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
6.travel bag is included
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The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

AKG K553 Pro
M-Audio Studiophile Q40

Sound quality

1.highest frequency
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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

28000Hz

20000Hz

2.lowest frequency
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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

12Hz

10Hz

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

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

144dB/mW

116dB/mW

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

AKG K553 Pro
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
5.impedance
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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

32 Ohms

64 Ohms

6.has a neodymium magnet
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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 K553 Pro
M-Audio Studiophile Q40

Connectivity

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

AKG K553 Pro
M-Audio Studiophile Q40

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