58points

AKG N40

48points

Sony MDR-XB450AP

AKG N40
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AKG N40 vs Sony MDR-XB450AP

AKG N40
Sony MDR-XB450AP
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48
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Sony MDR-XB450AP

Why is AKG N40 better than Sony MDR-XB450AP?

  • 18000Hz higher high-frequency
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    40000Hzvs22000Hz
  • Has passive noise reduction
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  • 13dB/mW higher sound pressure level
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    115dB/mWvs102dB/mW
  • 4 Ohms lower impedance
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    20 Ohmsvs24 Ohms
  • Has a detachable cable
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  • 143g lighter
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    22gvs165g
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
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  • Travel bag is included
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Why is Sony MDR-XB450AP 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

AKG N40

ProductStorePrice
AKG N40 AmazonAKG N40 Canal Type Earphone high Resolut...AKG N40 Canal Type Earphone high Resolution corresponding 2WAY (Dynamic/BA) Hybrid Cable Detachable Black Chrome N40SIL
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$519.98
AKG N40 AmazonAKG N40 Customizable High-Resolution in-...AKG N40 Customizable High-Resolution in-Ear Headphones
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$174.99

Sony MDR-XB450AP

Buy used:

$13.34

ProductStorePrice
Sony MDR-XB450AP AmazonSony MDR-XB450AP Extra Bass Headphone (R...Sony MDR-XB450AP Extra Bass Headphone (Red)
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$98.95
Sony MDR-XB450AP AmazonSony MDR-XB450AP Extra Bass Headphone - ...Sony MDR-XB450AP Extra Bass Headphone - Black (International Version U.S. Warranty May not Apply)
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$54.99
Sony MDR-XB450AP AmazonSony MDR-XB450 Extra Bass Smartphone Hea...Sony MDR-XB450 Extra Bass Smartphone Heatset (Blue)
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$96.75
Sony MDR-XB450AP AmazonSony Dynamic Closed-Type Headphones MDR-...Sony Dynamic Closed-Type Headphones MDR-ZX310-L Blue
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$22.99
Sony MDR-XB450AP AmazonSony MDR-ZX110AP Extra Bass Wired Headph...Sony MDR-ZX110AP Extra Bass Wired Headphones with Mic, Smartphone Headset for iPhone & Android with in-Line Remote & Microphone, Neodymium Magnets & 30mm Drivers, Black (Renewed)
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$19.99
Sony MDR-XB450AP walmartSony WH1000XM3 Wireless Noise Canceling ...Sony WH1000XM3 Wireless Noise Canceling Over-the-Ear Headphones with Google Assistant - Black
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$348.00

Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG N40
Sony MDR-XB450AP
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-XB450AP
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

165g

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.can be folded
AKG N40
Sony MDR-XB450AP
Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.
5.travel bag is included
AKG N40
Sony MDR-XB450AP
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
6.has an in-ear form
AKG N40
Sony MDR-XB450AP
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.

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-XB450AP
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

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-XB450AP
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.Can be used wirelessly
AKG N40
Sony MDR-XB450AP
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG N40
Sony MDR-XB450AP
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-XB450AP
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.number of microphones

1

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
3.Has an in-line control panel
AKG N40
Sony MDR-XB450AP
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
4.warranty period

2

1

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

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