58points

AKG N40

65points

SoundMagic PL21

AKG N40
SoundMagic PL21
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20 facts in comparison

AKG N40 vs SoundMagic PL21

AKG N40
SoundMagic PL21
58
points
AKG N40
65
points
SoundMagic PL21

Why is AKG N40 better than SoundMagic PL21?

  • 5Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    10Hzvs15Hz
  • 18000Hz higher high-frequency
    ?

    40000Hzvs22000Hz
  • 18dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    ?

    115dB/mWvs97dB/mW
  • Has a detachable cable
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  • 1 more years under manufacturer's warranty
    ?

    2vs1

Why is SoundMagic PL21 better than AKG N40?

  • Has active noise cancellation (noise control)
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  • 8 Ohms lower impedance
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    12 Ohmsvs20 Ohms
  • Has a neodymium magnet
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  • Sweat resistance
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  • 14g lighter
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    8gvs22g

Price comparison

Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG N40
SoundMagic PL21
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
SoundMagic PL21
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
3.sweat resistance
AKG N40
SoundMagic PL21
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
4.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.
5.travel bag is included
AKG N40
SoundMagic PL21
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
6.has an in-ear form
AKG N40
SoundMagic PL21
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

15Hz

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

22000Hz

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
SoundMagic PL21
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
SoundMagic PL21
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

97dB/mW

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

20 Ohms

12 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
SoundMagic PL21
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
SoundMagic PL21
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
SoundMagic PL21
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
4.warranty period

2

1

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.

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