41points

AKG Y20U

44points

Sony MDR-XB50AP

AKG Y20U
Sony MDR-XB50AP
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17 facts in comparison

AKG Y20U vs Sony MDR-XB50AP

AKG Y20U
Sony MDR-XB50AP

Why is AKG Y20U better than Sony MDR-XB50AP?

  • 5dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    ?

    115dB/mWvs110dB/mW
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
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  • Travel bag is included
    ?
  • Has a straight plug
    ?

Why is Sony MDR-XB50AP better than AKG Y20U?

  • 9Hz lower low-frequency
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    4Hzvs13Hz
  • 1500Hz higher high-frequency
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    24000Hzvs22500Hz
  • Has stereo speakers
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  • 22 Ohms lower impedance
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    16 Ohmsvs38 Ohms
  • Has a neodymium magnet
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  • 4mm bigger driver unit
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    12mmvs8mm
  • 1.75g lighter
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    8gvs9.75g
  • Has an L-shaped plug
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Price comparison

Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG Y20U
Sony MDR-XB50AP
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
2.weight

9.75g

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.
3.travel bag is included
AKG Y20U
Sony MDR-XB50AP
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
4.has an in-ear form
AKG Y20U
Sony MDR-XB50AP
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.
5.has an L-shaped plug
AKG Y20U
Sony MDR-XB50AP
An L-shaped plug is better if the jack is on the left or right side of the device, so that the cable isn't bent, and is less likely to break when the device is in your pocket.
6.has a straight plug
AKG Y20U
Sony MDR-XB50AP
A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

13Hz

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

22500Hz

24000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
3.sound pressure level

115dB/mW

110dB/mW

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

38 Ohms

16 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.
5.has a neodymium magnet
AKG Y20U
Sony MDR-XB50AP
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

8mm

12mm

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

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
AKG Y20U
Sony MDR-XB50AP
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG Y20U
Sony MDR-XB50AP
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 Y20U
Sony MDR-XB50AP
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 Y20U
Sony MDR-XB50AP
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

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