58points

AKG N40

55points

Sony XBA-NC85D

AKG N40
Comparison winner
Sony XBA-NC85D
vs
vs

20 facts in comparison

AKG N40 vs Sony XBA-NC85D

AKG N40
Sony XBA-NC85D
58
points
AKG N40
55
points
Sony XBA-NC85D

Why is AKG N40 better than Sony XBA-NC85D?

  • 20000Hz higher high-frequency
    ?

    40000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 9dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    ?

    115dB/mWvs106dB/mW
  • Has a detachable cable
    ?
  • Can be used as a headset
    ?
  • Has an in-line control panel
    ?
  • Has a tangle free cable
    ?
  • Has a straight plug
    ?

Why is Sony XBA-NC85D better than AKG N40?

  • 5Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    5Hzvs10Hz
  • Has active noise cancellation (noise control)
    ?
  • 12 Ohms lower impedance
    ?

    8 Ohmsvs20 Ohms
  • 16g lighter
    ?

    6gvs22g
  • Has a battery level indicator
    ?
  • Has an L-shaped plug
    ?

Price comparison

Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG N40
Sony XBA-NC85D
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-NC85D
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

6g

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-NC85D
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-NC85D
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-NC85D
The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

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

20000Hz

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-NC85D
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 XBA-NC85D
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

106dB/mW

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

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
AKG N40
Sony XBA-NC85D
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
2.has a removable battery
AKG N40
Sony XBA-NC85D
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
AKG N40
Sony XBA-NC85D
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG N40
Sony XBA-NC85D
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-NC85D
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-NC85D
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

Which are the best headphones?

Show all
This page is currently only available in English.