AKG K701


Shure SRH1440

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Shure SRH1440
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AKG K701 vs Shure SRH1440

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Why is AKG K701 better than Shure SRH1440?

  • 5Hz lower low-frequency

  • 12800Hz higher high-frequency

  • 4dB/mW higher sound pressure level

  • 5mm bigger driver unit

  • 108g lighter

  • 0.9m longer cable


Why is Shure SRH1440 better than AKG K701?

  • 25 Ohms lower impedance

    37 Ohmsvs62 Ohms
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Travel bag is included

Price comparison

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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.
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.
3.has a detachable cable
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Shure SRH1440
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.



We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
5.can be folded
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Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.
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.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency



The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
2.highest frequency



The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
3.sound pressure level



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

62 Ohms

37 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.
5.has a neodymium magnet
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Shure SRH1440
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.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.


1.Can be used wirelessly
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Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.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.

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