58points

AKG N40

62points

Sony Xperia Ear Duo

AKG N40
Sony Xperia Ear Duo
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AKG N40 vs Sony Xperia Ear Duo

AKG N40
Sony Xperia Ear Duo
58
points
AKG N40
62
points
Sony Xperia Ear Duo

Why is AKG N40 better than Sony Xperia Ear Duo?

  • Has passive noise reduction
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  • Has a detachable cable
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  • Can be used as a headset
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  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
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  • Has an in-line control panel
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  • Has a tangle free cable
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  • Has a straight plug
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Why is Sony Xperia Ear Duo better than AKG N40?

  • Has active noise cancellation (noise control)
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  • Can be used wirelessly
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  • Sweat resistance
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  • Has a rechargeable battery
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  • 0.8g lighter
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    21.2gvs22g
  • 3 more microphone(s)
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    4vs1
  • Has a battery level indicator
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  • Weather-sealed (splashproof)
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Price comparison

Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG N40
Sony Xperia Ear Duo
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 an over-the-ear form
AKG N40
Sony Xperia Ear Duo
Comfortable full-size form with earcups that fully enclose your ears. This model is loved for its increased sound isolation and the fact that it won't leak sound to your neighbors. It offers potential for maximum bass and loudness levels.
3.has a detachable cable
AKG N40
Sony Xperia Ear Duo
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
4.sweat resistance
AKG N40
Sony Xperia Ear Duo
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
5.weight

22g

21.2g

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.
6.weather-sealed (splashproof)
AKG N40
Sony Xperia Ear Duo
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.

Sound quality

1.has passive noise reduction
AKG N40
Sony Xperia Ear Duo
The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
2.has active noise cancellation (noise control)
AKG N40
Sony Xperia Ear Duo
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.
3.has a neodymium magnet
AKG N40
Sony Xperia Ear Duo
Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
AKG N40
Sony Xperia Ear Duo
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
2.has a battery level indicator
AKG N40
Sony Xperia Ear Duo
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
3.Has USB Type-C
AKG N40
Sony Xperia Ear Duo
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
4.has a removable battery
AKG N40
Sony Xperia Ear Duo
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
AKG N40
Sony Xperia Ear Duo
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG N40
Sony Xperia Ear Duo
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 Xperia Ear Duo
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

4

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 Xperia Ear Duo
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
4.Has voice prompts
AKG N40
Sony Xperia Ear Duo
With voice prompts, you will automatically receive information via audio messages – for instance, you may find out that the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.
5.has voice commands
AKG N40
Sony Xperia Ear Duo
You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.
6.has an accelerometer
AKG N40
Sony Xperia Ear Duo
An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

Miscellaneous

1.has a compass
AKG N40
Sony Xperia Ear Duo
A compass is useful for gaming, maps, and navigation software.
2.has a gyroscope
AKG N40
Sony Xperia Ear Duo
A gyroscope is a sensor that tracks the orientation of a device, more specifically by measuring the angular rotational velocity. Initially, they were built using a spinning rotor to detect changes in orientation, like twisting or rotation.
3.Has a barometer
AKG N40
Sony Xperia Ear Duo
This measures barometric air pressure. It can predict weather changes, for example a sudden drop in air pressure could mean a storm is coming. When calibrated correctly it can be used to determine altitude, which helps GPS devices to lock on quicker and with greater accuracy.

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