61points
13points

AKG N5005

77points
55points

Sony WH-1000XM2

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39 facts in comparison

AKG N5005 vs Sony WH-1000XM2

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Sony WH-1000XM2
61
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AKG N5005
77
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Sony WH-1000XM2

Why is AKG N5005 better than Sony WH-1000XM2?

  • 28 Ohms lower impedance
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    18 Ohmsvs46 Ohms
  • 263.6g lighter
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    11.4gvs275g
  • 2h shorter charge time
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    2hvs4h
  • Has an in-line control panel
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  • Has an in-ear form
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  • 1m longer cable
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    2.5mvs1.5m

Why is Sony WH-1000XM2 better than AKG N5005?

  • 6Hz lower low-frequency
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    4Hzvs10Hz
  • Has stereo speakers
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  • Has active noise cancellation (noise control)
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  • 30h longer battery life
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    38hvs8h
  • Has an over-the-ear form
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  • Has a neodymium magnet
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  • 30.6mm bigger driver unit
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    39.8mmvs9.2mm
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
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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

Sony WH-1000XM2

Buy used:

$139.47

ProductStorePrice
Sony WH-1000XM2 AmazonSONY Wireless noise canceling stereo hea...SONY Wireless noise canceling stereo headset WH-1000XM2 NM (CHAMPAGNE GOLD)(International version/seller warrant)
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$298.99
Sony WH-1000XM2 AmazonSony WH-1000XM2/B Wireless Bluetooth Noi...Sony WH-1000XM2/B Wireless Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Hi-Fi Headphones (Renewed)
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$249.99
Sony WH-1000XM2 AmazonSony Noise Cancelling Headphones WH1000X...Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones WH1000XM2: Over Ear Wireless Bluetooth Headphones with Microphone - Hi Res Audio and Active Sound Cancellation - Gold (2017 model)
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$349.99
Sony WH-1000XM2 AmazonSony WH1000XM2 Premium Noise Cancelling ...Sony WH1000XM2 Premium Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones ? Black (WH1000XM2/B) (Renewed)
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$169.95

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG N5005
Sony WH-1000XM2
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 WH-1000XM2
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 WH-1000XM2
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 WH-1000XM2
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
5.weight

11.4g

275g

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 WH-1000XM2
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

10Hz

4Hz

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

40000Hz

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 WH-1000XM2
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 WH-1000XM2
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.impedance

18 Ohms

46 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.
6.has a neodymium magnet
AKG N5005
Sony WH-1000XM2
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.Battery life

8h

38h

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 WH-1000XM2
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
3.charge time

2h

4h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
4.has a battery level indicator
AKG N5005
Sony WH-1000XM2
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
5.has a removable battery
AKG N5005
Sony WH-1000XM2
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
AKG N5005
Sony WH-1000XM2
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 WH-1000XM2
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 WH-1000XM2
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
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Sony WH-1000XM2
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
AKG N5005
Sony WH-1000XM2
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 WH-1000XM2
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 WH-1000XM2
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 WH-1000XM2
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

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

Sony WH-1000XM2

Buy used:

$139.47

ProductStorePrice
Sony WH-1000XM2 AmazonSONY Wireless noise canceling stereo hea...SONY Wireless noise canceling stereo headset WH-1000XM2 NM (CHAMPAGNE GOLD)(International version/seller warrant)
Amazon logo
$298.99
Sony WH-1000XM2 AmazonSony WH-1000XM2/B Wireless Bluetooth Noi...Sony WH-1000XM2/B Wireless Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Hi-Fi Headphones (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$249.99
Sony WH-1000XM2 AmazonSony Noise Cancelling Headphones WH1000X...Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones WH1000XM2: Over Ear Wireless Bluetooth Headphones with Microphone - Hi Res Audio and Active Sound Cancellation - Gold (2017 model)
Amazon logo
$349.99
Sony WH-1000XM2 AmazonSony WH1000XM2 Premium Noise Cancelling ...Sony WH1000XM2 Premium Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones ? Black (WH1000XM2/B) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$169.95

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