58points

AKG N40

51points

Sony XBA-H3

AKG N40
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17 facts in comparison

AKG N40 vs Sony XBA-H3

AKG N40
Sony XBA-H3
58
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AKG N40
51
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Sony XBA-H3

Why is AKG N40 better than Sony XBA-H3?

  • 8dB/mW higher sound pressure level
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    115dB/mWvs107dB/mW
  • 20 Ohms lower impedance
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    20 Ohmsvs40 Ohms
  • 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-H3 better than AKG N40?

  • 7Hz lower low-frequency
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    3Hzvs10Hz
  • 12g lighter
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    10gvs22g
  • 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 XBA-H3

Buy used:

$161.99

ProductStorePrice
Sony XBA-H3 AmazonSONY XBA-N3AP Stereo in-Ear Headphones
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$299.00
Sony XBA-H3 AmazonSONY XBA-Z5 Balanced Armature In-Ear Hea...SONY XBA-Z5 Balanced Armature In-Ear Headphones(International version/seller warranty)
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$389.00
Sony XBA-H3 AmazonSony XBA-300AP In-ear Balanced Armature ...Sony XBA-300AP In-ear Balanced Armature Headphones
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$199.00
Sony XBA-H3 AmazonSony IER-M7 in-Ear Monitor Headphones
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$498.00
Sony XBA-H3 AmazonSony Mdr-ex800st Headphones Inner Ear Ty...Sony Mdr-ex800st Headphones Inner Ear Type[japan Import]
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$248.00
Sony XBA-H3 AmazonSony Xba100 Q [Sealed Inner-ear Receiver...Sony Xba100 Q [Sealed Inner-ear Receiver Balanced Armature Driver Unit Mounting] Japan Import
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$140.41
Sony XBA-H3 AmazonSony Inner Ear Hi-res Stereo Headphone X...Sony Inner Ear Hi-res Stereo Headphone Xba-a2 Black (Japan Import)
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$361.10
Sony XBA-H3 AmazonSony XBANC85D Balanced Armature Digital ...Sony XBANC85D Balanced Armature Digital Noise-Cancelling In-Ear Headphones (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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$67.95

Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG N40
Sony XBA-H3
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-H3
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

10g

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-H3
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-H3
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-H3
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

40000Hz

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-H3
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

107dB/mW

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

20 Ohms

40 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.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG N40
Sony XBA-H3
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-H3
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 XBA-H3
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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