58points

AKG N40

46points

Sony XBA-4iP

AKG N40
Comparison winner
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17 facts in comparison

AKG N40 vs Sony XBA-4iP

AKG N40
Sony XBA-4iP
58
points
AKG N40
46
points
Sony XBA-4iP

Why is AKG N40 better than Sony XBA-4iP?

  • 12000Hz higher high-frequency
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    40000Hzvs28000Hz
  • Has stereo speakers
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  • 7dB/mW higher sound pressure level
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    115dB/mWvs108dB/mW
  • Has a detachable cable
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  • Can be used as a headset
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  • Has a tangle free cable
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  • Has a straight plug
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Why is Sony XBA-4iP better than AKG N40?

  • 7Hz lower low-frequency
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    3Hzvs10Hz
  • 12 Ohms lower impedance
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    8 Ohmsvs20 Ohms
  • 14g lighter
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    8gvs22g
  • Has an L-shaped plug
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Price comparison

Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG N40
Sony XBA-4iP
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 XBA-4iP
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

8g

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 XBA-4iP
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 XBA-4iP
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 a tangle free cable
AKG N40
Sony XBA-4iP
The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

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 XBA-4iP
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

108dB/mW

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

20 Ohms

8 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 XBA-4iP
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 XBA-4iP
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 XBA-4iP
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 XBA-4iP
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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