58points

AKG N40

51points

Sony MDR-XB400

AKG N40
Comparison winner
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19 facts in comparison

AKG N40 vs Sony MDR-XB400

AKG N40
Sony MDR-XB400
58
points
AKG N40
51
points
Sony MDR-XB400

Why is AKG N40 better than Sony MDR-XB400?

  • 18000Hz higher high-frequency
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    40000Hzvs22000Hz
  • 15dB/mW higher sound pressure level
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    115dB/mWvs100dB/mW
  • 4 Ohms lower impedance
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    20 Ohmsvs24 Ohms
  • Has a detachable cable
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  • Can be used as a headset
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  • 128g lighter
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    22gvs150g
  • Travel bag is included
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  • Has an in-line control panel
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Why is Sony MDR-XB400 better than AKG N40?

  • 5Hz lower low-frequency
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    5Hzvs10Hz
  • Has a neodymium magnet
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  • 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-XB400
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-XB400
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

150g

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-XB400
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-XB400
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-XB400
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

5Hz

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

22000Hz

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-XB400
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

100dB/mW

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

20 Ohms

24 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-XB400
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-XB400
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-XB400
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.control panel placed on a device
AKG N40
Sony MDR-XB400
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.Has an in-line control panel
AKG N40
Sony MDR-XB400
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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