The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
Sony MDR-Z1R: 120000Hz
2. lowest frequency
The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
Sony MH1CBLK: 1Hz
AKG IP2: 3g
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.
Flips Solo 2 Social: 4Ohms
5. 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.
48% have it
6. sound pressure level
Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
Audeze EL-8 Titanium: 130dB/mW
7. 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.
37% have it
8. can be folded
Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.
30% have it
9. 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.
Audeze EL-8 Titanium: 100mm
10. Can be used wirelessly
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
14% have it
11. 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.
42% have it
12. control panel placed on a device
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.
12% have it
13. travel bag is included
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
65% have it
14. has a battery level indicator
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
8% have it
15. cable length
A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
Pioneer SE-A1000: 6m
16. Bluetooth version
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4: 4.20
17. maximum bluetooth range
The device can connect at a greater distance via bluetooth / infrared to another device.
Plantronics Backbeat Sense SE: 100m
18. has a 3.5mm male connector
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.