61points
13points

AKG N5005

56points
49points

Sony WF-1000X

AKG N5005
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39 facts in comparison

AKG N5005 vs Sony WF-1000X

AKG N5005
Sony WF-1000X
61
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AKG N5005
56
points
Sony WF-1000X

Why is AKG N5005 better than Sony WF-1000X?

  • 10Hz lower low-frequency
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    10Hzvs20Hz
  • 20000Hz higher high-frequency
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    40000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 5h longer battery life
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    8hvs3h
  • Has a detachable cable
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  • 3.2mm bigger driver unit
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    9.2mmvs6mm
  • 58.6g lighter
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    11.4gvs70g
  • Has a battery level indicator
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  • Has an in-line control panel
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Why is Sony WF-1000X better than AKG N5005?

  • Has passive noise reduction
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  • Has active noise cancellation (noise control)
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  • Has a noise-canceling microphone
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  • 0.5h shorter charge time
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    1.5hvs2h
  • Has voice prompts
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  • Has voice commands
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  • Has an earbud form
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  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
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Price comparison

AKG N5005

Buy used:

$599.00

ProductStorePrice
AKG N5005 AmazonAKG 5 Driver Unit Mounted 4 Way Canal Ea...AKG 5 Driver Unit Mounted 4 Way Canal Earphone N5005 (Black)【Japan Domestic Genuine Products】 【Ships from Japan】
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$1,030.00

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG N5005
Sony WF-1000X
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 WF-1000X
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 WF-1000X
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 WF-1000X
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
5.weight

11.4g

70g

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 WF-1000X
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

10Hz

20Hz

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 N5005
Sony WF-1000X
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 WF-1000X
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.has a neodymium magnet
AKG N5005
Sony WF-1000X
Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
6.driver unit size

9.2mm

6mm

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

Power

1.Battery life

8h

3h

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.
2.has a rechargeable battery
AKG N5005
Sony WF-1000X
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
3.charge time

2h

1.5h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
4.has a battery level indicator
AKG N5005
Sony WF-1000X
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
5.has a removable battery
AKG N5005
Sony WF-1000X
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
AKG N5005
Sony WF-1000X
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.Bluetooth version

4.1

4.1

Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
3.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG N5005
Sony WF-1000X
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
4.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
AKG N5005
Sony WF-1000X
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.
5.supports Wi-Fi
AKG N5005
Sony WF-1000X
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
AKG N5005
Sony WF-1000X
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 WF-1000X
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
3.control panel placed on a device
AKG N5005
Sony WF-1000X
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.
4.Has an in-line control panel
AKG N5005
Sony WF-1000X
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
5.Has voice prompts
AKG N5005
Sony WF-1000X
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.
6.has voice commands
AKG N5005
Sony WF-1000X
You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.

Price comparison

AKG N5005

Buy used:

$599.00

ProductStorePrice
AKG N5005 AmazonAKG 5 Driver Unit Mounted 4 Way Canal Ea...AKG 5 Driver Unit Mounted 4 Way Canal Earphone N5005 (Black)【Japan Domestic Genuine Products】 【Ships from Japan】
Amazon logo
$1,030.00

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