38points

AKG K553 Pro

59points

Sony MDR-1A

AKG K553 Pro
Comparison winner
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16 facts in comparison

AKG K553 Pro vs Sony MDR-1A

AKG K553 Pro
Sony MDR-1A
38
points
AKG K553 Pro
59
points
Sony MDR-1A

Why is AKG K553 Pro better than Sony MDR-1A?

  • Has stereo speakers
    ?
  • 39dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    ?

    144dB/mWvs105dB/mW
  • 10mm bigger driver unit
    ?

    50mmvs40mm
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
    ?
  • Has a straight plug
    ?

Why is Sony MDR-1A better than AKG K553 Pro?

  • 72000Hz higher high-frequency
    ?

    100000Hzvs28000Hz
  • 9Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    3Hzvs12Hz
  • 8 Ohms lower impedance
    ?

    24 Ohmsvs32 Ohms
  • Has a detachable cable
    ?
  • Has a neodymium magnet
    ?
  • 435g lighter
    225gvs660g
  • Can be used as a headset
    ?
  • Has an in-line control panel
    ?

Price comparison

Design

1.has stereo speakers
?

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
Sony MDR-1A
2.has an over-the-ear form
?

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
Sony MDR-1A
3.has a detachable cable
?

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
Sony MDR-1A
4.weight
?

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

660g

225g

5.travel bag is included
?

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

AKG K553 Pro
Sony MDR-1A
6.has a straight plug
?

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.

AKG K553 Pro
Sony MDR-1A

Sound quality

1.highest frequency
?

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

100000Hz

2.lowest frequency
?

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

3Hz

3.sound pressure level
?

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

105dB/mW

4.impedance
?

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

24 Ohms

5.has a neodymium magnet
?

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
Sony MDR-1A
6.driver unit size
?

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

50mm

40mm

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
?

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

AKG K553 Pro
Sony MDR-1A

Features

1.can be used as a headset
?

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.

AKG K553 Pro
Sony MDR-1A
2.has an in-line control panel
?

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

AKG K553 Pro
Sony MDR-1A

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