58points

AKG N40

39points

Sony MDR-MA300

AKG N40
Comparison winner
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18 facts in comparison

AKG N40 vs Sony MDR-MA300

AKG N40
Sony MDR-MA300
58
points
AKG N40
39
points
Sony MDR-MA300

Why is AKG N40 better than Sony MDR-MA300?

  • 16000Hz higher high-frequency
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    40000Hzvs24000Hz
  • Has passive noise reduction
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  • 13dB/mW higher sound pressure level
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    115dB/mWvs102dB/mW
  • 20 Ohms lower impedance
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    20 Ohmsvs40 Ohms
  • Has a detachable cable
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  • Can be used as a headset
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  • 223g lighter
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    22gvs245g
  • Travel bag is included
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Why is Sony MDR-MA300 better than AKG N40?

  • Has an on-ear form
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  • Has an L-shaped plug
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Price comparison

Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG N40
Sony MDR-MA300
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 N40
Sony MDR-MA300
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
3.weight

22g

245g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
4.travel bag is included
AKG N40
Sony MDR-MA300
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
5.has an in-ear form
AKG N40
Sony MDR-MA300
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.
6.has an on-ear form
AKG N40
Sony MDR-MA300
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.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

10Hz

10Hz

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

40000Hz

24000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
3.has passive noise reduction
AKG N40
Sony MDR-MA300
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

102dB/mW

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

20 Ohms

40 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.
6.has a neodymium magnet
AKG N40
Sony MDR-MA300
Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG N40
Sony MDR-MA300
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
AKG N40
Sony MDR-MA300
A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.
2.Has an in-line control panel
AKG N40
Sony MDR-MA300
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

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