41points
27points

AKG K701

76points
55points

Sony MDR-XB950N1

AKG K701
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AKG K701 vs Sony MDR-XB950N1

AKG K701
Sony MDR-XB950N1
41
points
AKG K701
76
points
Sony MDR-XB950N1

Why is AKG K701 better than Sony MDR-XB950N1?

  • 19800Hz higher high-frequency
    ?

    39800Hzvs20000Hz
  • 10Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    10Hzvs20Hz
  • 55g lighter
    235gvs290g
  • 5mm bigger driver unit
    ?

    45mmvs40mm
  • 1 more years under manufacturer's warranty
    ?

    2vs1
  • 1.8m longer cable
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    3mvs1.2m
  • Has an open-back design
    ?

Why is Sony MDR-XB950N1 better than AKG K701?

  • Has passive noise reduction
    ?
  • 15 Ohms lower impedance
    ?

    47 Ohmsvs62 Ohms
  • Has a neodymium magnet
    ?
  • Has a detachable cable
    ?
  • Can be used wirelessly
    ?
  • Can be folded
    ?
  • Control panel placed on a device
    ?
  • Has a rechargeable battery
    ?

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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 K701
Sony MDR-XB950N1
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 K701
Sony MDR-XB950N1
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 K701
Sony MDR-XB950N1
4.weight
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235g

290g

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

AKG K701
Sony MDR-XB950N1
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 K701
Sony MDR-XB950N1

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

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120000Hz

39800Hz

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.

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1Hz

10Hz

20Hz

3.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 K701
Sony MDR-XB950N1
4.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.

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4 Ohms

62 Ohms

47 Ohms

5.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 K701
Sony MDR-XB950N1
6.driver unit size
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The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

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106mm

45mm

40mm

Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
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The battery can be recharged and used over again.

AKG K701
Sony MDR-XB950N1

Connectivity

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

AKG K701
Sony MDR-XB950N1
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.

AKG K701
Sony MDR-XB950N1
3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
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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.

AKG K701
Sony MDR-XB950N1

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
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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.

AKG K701
Sony MDR-XB950N1
2.warranty period
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When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.

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2

1

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