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AKG N20 NC vs Bowers & Wilkins P5: 26 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.

2. lowest frequency

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

3. weight

177g lighter.

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 N20 NC
Bowers & Wilkins P5
49% 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.

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 N20 NC
Bowers & Wilkins P5
35% have it

7. sound pressure level

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

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 N20 NC
Bowers & Wilkins P5
73% have it

9. has a tangle free cable

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.
AKG N20 NC
Bowers & Wilkins P5
26% have it

10. 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 N20 NC
Bowers & Wilkins P5
38% have it

11. 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 N20 NC
Bowers & Wilkins P5
45% have it

12. can be folded

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.
AKG N20 NC
Bowers & Wilkins P5
31% have it

13. is 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 N20 NC
Bowers & Wilkins P5
34% have it

14. 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 N20 NC
Bowers & Wilkins P5
74% have it

15. has included ear pads

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.
AKG N20 NC
Bowers & Wilkins P5
44% have it

16. 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 N20 NC
Bowers & Wilkins P5
31% have it

17. has a straight plug

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.
AKG N20 NC
Bowers & Wilkins P5
55% have it

18. Can be used wirelessly

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
AKG N20 NC
Bowers & Wilkins P5
15% have it

19. travel bag is included

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
AKG N20 NC
Bowers & Wilkins P5
65% 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 N20 NC
Bowers & Wilkins P5
13% have it

21. cable length

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.

22. has an on-ear form

This device comfortably rests on top of your outer ears. As it doesn't block out everything from the outside world, it's preferred in places like office environments and recommended for outdoor activities.
AKG N20 NC
Bowers & Wilkins P5
22% have it

23. has an earbud form

The earbud form is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. For some people it is more comfortable than in-ear form.
AKG N20 NC
Bowers & Wilkins P5
4% have it

24. 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 N20 NC
Bowers & Wilkins P5
87% have it

25. has an in-ear form

The in-ear device is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. It is inserted in the ear canal itself and blocks out a lot of environmental noise. It has stronger bass tones and is unlikely to fall out of the ear.
AKG N20 NC
Bowers & Wilkins P5
33% have it

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