58points

AKG N40

59points

Sony MDR-XB800

AKG N40
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19 facts in comparison

AKG N40 vs Sony MDR-XB800

AKG N40
Sony MDR-XB800
58
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AKG N40
59
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Sony MDR-XB800

Why is AKG N40 better than Sony MDR-XB800?

  • 12000Hz higher high-frequency
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    40000Hzvs28000Hz
  • 9dB/mW higher sound pressure level
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    115dB/mWvs106dB/mW
  • 4 Ohms lower impedance
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    20 Ohmsvs24 Ohms
  • Can be used as a headset
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  • 268g lighter
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    22gvs290g
  • Travel bag is included
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  • Has an in-line control panel
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  • Has an in-ear form
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Why is Sony MDR-XB800 better than AKG N40?

  • 7Hz lower low-frequency
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    3Hzvs10Hz
  • 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

AKG N40

ProductStorePrice
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$139.99

Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG N40
Sony MDR-XB800
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-XB800
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

290g

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-XB800
Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.
5.travel bag is included
AKG N40
Sony MDR-XB800
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-XB800
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

3Hz

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

28000Hz

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-XB800
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

106dB/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-XB800
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-XB800
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-XB800
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-XB800
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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