53points

AKG N20

51points

Westone UM1

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Westone UM1
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AKG N20 vs Westone UM1

AKG N20
Westone UM1
AKG N20
Westone UM1

Why is AKG N20 better than Westone UM1?

  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has a straight plug

Why is Westone UM1 better than AKG N20?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 13 Ohms lower impedance
    25 Ohmsvs38 Ohms
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has an L-shaped plug

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG N20
Westone UM1

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 a detachable cable
AKG N20
Westone UM1

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

For example

Microsoft Surface Headphones

3.has an in-ear form
AKG N20
Westone UM1

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.

4.has a tangle free cable
AKG N20
Westone UM1

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

5.has included ear pads
AKG N20
Westone UM1

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

6.travel bag is included
AKG N20
Westone UM1

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

20Hz

20Hz

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.highest frequency

20000Hz

16000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

Best

Sony MDR-Z1R

120000Hz

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
AKG N20
Westone UM1

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

4.sound pressure level

115dB/mW

114dB/mW

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

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

5.impedance

38 Ohms

25 Ohms

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.

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

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Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG N20
Westone UM1

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

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Features

1.has an in-line control panel
AKG N20
Westone UM1

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

2.can be used as a headset
AKG N20
Westone UM1

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.

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