55points

AKG N20

56points

AKG N20U

93points

Bose QuietComfort 35 II

AKG N20
AKG N20U
Comparison winner
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
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37 facts in comparison

AKG N20 vs AKG N20U vs Bose QuietComfort 35 II

AKG N20
AKG N20U
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
AKG N20
AKG N20U
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
55
points
56
points
93
points

Why is AKG N20 better than AKG N20U & Bose QuietComfort 35 II?

  • Weight
    18gvs18,309g

Why is AKG N20U better than AKG N20 & Bose QuietComfort 35 II?

Why is Bose QuietComfort 35 II better than AKG N20 & AKG N20U?

  • Lowest frequency
    10Hzvs20,12Hz
  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be used wirelessly

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG N20
AKG N20U
Bose QuietComfort 35 II

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
AKG N20
AKG N20U
Bose QuietComfort 35 II

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
AKG N20
AKG N20U
Bose QuietComfort 35 II

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

4.weight

18g

18g

309g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has a tangle free cable
AKG N20
AKG N20U
Bose QuietComfort 35 II

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

6.can be folded
AKG N20
AKG N20U
Bose QuietComfort 35 II

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

20Hz

12Hz

10Hz

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

Best

Sony MH1CBLK

1Hz

2.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
AKG N20
AKG N20U
Bose QuietComfort 35 II

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

3.sound pressure level

115dB/mW

115dB/mW

90dB/mW

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

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

4.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
AKG N20
AKG N20U
Bose QuietComfort 35 II

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.

5.has a neodymium magnet
AKG N20
AKG N20U
Bose QuietComfort 35 II

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
AKG N20
AKG N20U
Bose QuietComfort 35 II

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
AKG N20
AKG N20U
Bose QuietComfort 35 II

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
AKG N20
AKG N20U
Bose QuietComfort 35 II

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

For example

Jaybird Run XT

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
AKG N20
AKG N20U
Bose QuietComfort 35 II

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG N20
AKG N20U
Bose QuietComfort 35 II

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
AKG N20
AKG N20U
Bose QuietComfort 35 II

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.

4.Has WiFi
AKG N20
AKG N20U
Bose QuietComfort 35 II

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Features

1.can be used as a headset
AKG N20
AKG N20U
Bose QuietComfort 35 II

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.

2.control panel placed on a device
AKG N20
AKG N20U
Bose QuietComfort 35 II

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.

3.number of microphones

1

1

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

4.has an in-line control panel
AKG N20
AKG N20U
Bose QuietComfort 35 II

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

5.warranty period

2

12

1

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.

Best

Treblab X2

Unlimited undefined

6.has a noise canceling microphone
AKG N20
AKG N20U
Bose QuietComfort 35 II

These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

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