58points

AKG N40

58points

Sony MDR-XB550AP

AKG N40
Sony MDR-XB550AP
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AKG N40 vs Sony MDR-XB550AP

AKG N40
Sony MDR-XB550AP
58
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AKG N40
58
points
Sony MDR-XB550AP

Why is AKG N40 better than Sony MDR-XB550AP?

  • 18000Hz higher high-frequency
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    40000Hzvs22000Hz
  • 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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  • 158g lighter
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    22gvs180g
  • Travel bag is included
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  • 1 more years under manufacturer's warranty
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    2vs1
  • Has an in-ear form
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Why is Sony MDR-XB550AP better than AKG N40?

  • 5Hz lower low-frequency
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    5Hzvs10Hz
  • Has a neodymium magnet
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  • Can be folded
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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-XB550AP
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-XB550AP
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
3.sweat resistance
AKG N40
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
4.weight

22g

180g

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.
5.weather-sealed (splashproof)
AKG N40
Sony MDR-XB550AP
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
6.can be folded
AKG N40
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.

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-XB550AP
The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
4.has active noise cancellation (noise control)
AKG N40
Sony MDR-XB550AP
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.sound pressure level

115dB/mW

102dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
6.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.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
AKG N40
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG N40
Sony MDR-XB550AP
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
3.supports Wi-Fi
AKG N40
Sony MDR-XB550AP
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
AKG N40
Sony MDR-XB550AP
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 a noise-canceling microphone
AKG N40
Sony MDR-XB550AP
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
3.number of microphones

1

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.control panel placed on a device
AKG N40
Sony MDR-XB550AP
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.
5.Has an in-line control panel
AKG N40
Sony MDR-XB550AP
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
6.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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