The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
52% have it
3. has a neodymium magnet
Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
48% have it
4. has a removable microphone
The microphone can be attached or detached if necessary.
37% have it
5. lowest frequency
The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
Audio Technica ATH-AG1X: 5Hz
6. mic sensitivity
It's the 'loudness' of the sound that the microphone can pick up.
Creative Sound BlasterX H7: 94dBV/Pa
7. highest frequency
The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
Khan Pro: 40000Hz
8. sound pressure level
Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
Razer Kraken 7.1 V2: 123dB/mW
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.
Turtle Beach Ear Force XO Seven Pro: 16Ohms
10. driver unit size
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
Asus ROG Strix Wireless: 60mm
11. has an in-line control panel
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
60% have it
12. has an over-the-ear form
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.
88% have it
13. no battery needed
This device works without batteries. It weighs less and you don't have to worry about recharging or replacing the battery.
76% have it
Roccat Syva: 5g
15. can be used as a headset
A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for applications which require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones etc.
99% have it
16. number of microphones
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.