61points

AKG N5005

58points

Sony MDR-XB550AP

AKG N5005
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AKG N5005 vs Sony MDR-XB550AP

AKG N5005
Sony MDR-XB550AP
61
points
AKG N5005
58
points
Sony MDR-XB550AP

Why is AKG N5005 better than Sony MDR-XB550AP?

  • 18000Hz higher high-frequency
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    40000Hzvs22000Hz
  • 14dB/mW higher sound pressure level
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    116dB/mWvs102dB/mW
  • 6 Ohms lower impedance
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    18 Ohmsvs24 Ohms
  • Has a detachable cable
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  • Can be used wirelessly
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  • Has a rechargeable battery
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  • 168.6g lighter
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    11.4gvs180g
  • Has a battery level indicator
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Why is Sony MDR-XB550AP better than AKG N5005?

  • 5Hz lower low-frequency
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    5Hzvs10Hz
  • Has stereo speakers
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  • Has passive noise reduction
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  • Has a neodymium magnet
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  • 20.8mm bigger driver unit
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    30mmvs9.2mm
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
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  • Can be folded
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  • Has an on-ear form
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Price comparison

Sony MDR-XB550AP

Buy used:

$24.79

ProductStorePrice
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDR-XB920/B (MDRXB920/BC) Extra Bas...Sony MDR-XB920/B (MDRXB920/BC) Extra Bass XB Headphones - Black
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$119.99
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDR-XB450AP Extra Bass Headphone - ...Sony MDR-XB450AP Extra Bass Headphone - Black (International Version U.S. Warranty May not Apply)
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$54.99
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDR-ZX310-BLACK Wired Headphones wi...Sony MDR-ZX310-BLACK Wired Headphones with Lightweight Adjustable Headband and Swivel Earcups
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$36.79
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony XB550AP Extra Bass On-Ear Headphone...Sony XB550AP Extra Bass On-Ear Headphone, Black (2017 model) (Renewed)
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$39.99
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDRZX110AP ZX Series Extra Bass Sma...Sony MDRZX110AP ZX Series Extra Bass Smartphone Headset with Mic (Black)
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$28.02
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphrag...Sony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphone
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$97.85
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDRZX110NC Noise Cancelling Headpho...Sony MDRZX110NC Noise Cancelling Headphones, Black, medium
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$38.00

Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG N5005
Sony MDR-XB550AP
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 N5005
Sony MDR-XB550AP
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 N5005
Sony MDR-XB550AP
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 N5005
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
5.weight

11.4g

180g

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 N5005
Sony MDR-XB550AP
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.

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

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 N5005
Sony MDR-XB550AP
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 N5005
Sony MDR-XB550AP
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

116dB/mW

102dB/mW

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

18 Ohms

24 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 rechargeable battery
AKG N5005
Sony MDR-XB550AP
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
2.has a battery level indicator
AKG N5005
Sony MDR-XB550AP
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
3.has a removable battery
AKG N5005
Sony MDR-XB550AP
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
AKG N5005
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG N5005
Sony MDR-XB550AP
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
AKG N5005
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Device supports fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.
4.supports Wi-Fi
AKG N5005
Sony MDR-XB550AP
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
AKG N5005
Sony MDR-XB550AP
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 a noise-canceling microphone
AKG N5005
Sony MDR-XB550AP
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
3.number of microphones

1

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.control panel placed on a device
AKG N5005
Sony MDR-XB550AP
There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.
5.Has an in-line control panel
AKG N5005
Sony MDR-XB550AP
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
6.warranty period

12

1

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

Price comparison

Sony MDR-XB550AP

Buy used:

$24.79

ProductStorePrice
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDR-XB920/B (MDRXB920/BC) Extra Bas...Sony MDR-XB920/B (MDRXB920/BC) Extra Bass XB Headphones - Black
Amazon logo
$119.99
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDR-XB450AP Extra Bass Headphone - ...Sony MDR-XB450AP Extra Bass Headphone - Black (International Version U.S. Warranty May not Apply)
Amazon logo
$54.99
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDR-ZX310-BLACK Wired Headphones wi...Sony MDR-ZX310-BLACK Wired Headphones with Lightweight Adjustable Headband and Swivel Earcups
Amazon logo
$36.79
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony XB550AP Extra Bass On-Ear Headphone...Sony XB550AP Extra Bass On-Ear Headphone, Black (2017 model) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$39.99
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDRZX110AP ZX Series Extra Bass Sma...Sony MDRZX110AP ZX Series Extra Bass Smartphone Headset with Mic (Black)
Amazon logo
$28.02
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphrag...Sony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphone
Amazon logo
$97.85
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDRZX110NC Noise Cancelling Headpho...Sony MDRZX110NC Noise Cancelling Headphones, Black, medium
Amazon logo
$38.00

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