AKG K72Sony MDR-NC500D
Top 51%639 points
Top 51%
Top 36%834 points
Top 36%
AKG K72
Sony MDR-NC500D
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AKG K72 vs Sony MDR-NC500D: 24 facts in comparison

1. highest frequency

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
20000Hz
Sony MDR-Z1R: 120000Hz
24000Hz

2. lowest frequency

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
16Hz
Sony MH1CBLK: 1Hz
5Hz

3. weight

5g lighter.
200g
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
195g

4. has sound isolation / passive noise reduction

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
AKG K72
Sony MDR-NC500D
48% have it

5. 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.
32Ohms
Flips Solo 2 Social: 4Ohms
40Ohms

6. 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 K72
Sony MDR-NC500D
33% have it

7. sound pressure level

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
112dB/mW
AKG K553 Pro: 144dB/mW
102dB/mW

8. no battery needed

This device works without batteries. It weighs less and you don't have to worry about recharging or replacing the battery.
AKG K72
Sony MDR-NC500D
73% have it

9. 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 K72
Sony MDR-NC500D
38% have it

10. can be folded

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.
AKG K72
Sony MDR-NC500D
31% have it

11. 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 K72
Sony MDR-NC500D
36% have it

12. 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.
40mm
Audeze EL-8 Titanium: 100mm
40mm

13. has stereo speakers

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound that surrounds the user from left and right side, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
AKG K72
Sony MDR-NC500D
75% have it

14. has an L-shaped plug

An L-shaped plug is better if the jack is on the left or right side of the device, so that the cable isn't bent, and is less likely to break when the device is in your pocket.
AKG K72
Sony MDR-NC500D
32% have it

15. has a straight plug

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.
AKG K72
Sony MDR-NC500D
54% have it

16. has included ear pads

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.
AKG K72
Sony MDR-NC500D
42% have it

17. Can be used wirelessly

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
AKG K72
Sony MDR-NC500D
16% have it

18. 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 K72
Sony MDR-NC500D
42% have it

19. travel bag is included

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
AKG K72
Sony MDR-NC500D
64% have it

20. has active noise canceling / noise reduction

This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.
AKG K72
Sony MDR-NC500D
13% have it

21. has a battery level indicator

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
AKG K72
Sony MDR-NC500D
8% have it

22. cable length

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
3m
Pioneer SE-A1000: 6m
1.5m

23. 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 K72
Sony MDR-NC500D
87% have it

24. has a removable battery

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
AKG K72
Sony MDR-NC500D
6% have it

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