Audeze EL-8 TitaniumAKG K 550Philips CitiScape Downtown
Top 25%1,007 points
Top 25%
Top 55%611 points
Top 55%
Top 42%780 points
Top 42%
Audeze EL-8 Titanium
AKG K 550
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Philips CitiScape Downtown
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Top specs and features

Audeze EL-8 Titanium vs AKG K 550 vs Philips CitiScape Downtown: 23 facts in comparison

1. highest frequency

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
50000Hz
Sony MDR-Z1R: 120000Hz
28000Hz
22000Hz

2. lowest frequency

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
10Hz
Sony MH1CBLK: 1Hz
12Hz
18Hz

3. weight

460g
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
305g
398g

4. has sound isolation/passive noise reduction

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
Audeze EL-8 Titanium
AKG K 550
Philips CitiScape Downtown
46% have it

5. impedance

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.
30Ohms
Flips Solo 2 Social: 4Ohms
32Ohms
32Ohms

6. 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.
Audeze EL-8 Titanium
AKG K 550
Philips CitiScape Downtown
34% have it

7. sound pressure level

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
130dB/mW
AKG K553 Pro: 144dB/mW
114dB/mW
102dB/mW

8. no battery needed

This device works without batteries. It weighs less and you don't have to worry about recharging or replacing the battery.
Audeze EL-8 Titanium
AKG K 550
Philips CitiScape Downtown
72% have it

9. has a tangle free cable

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.
Audeze EL-8 Titanium
AKG K 550
Philips CitiScape Downtown
25% have it

10. has a detachable cable

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
Audeze EL-8 Titanium
AKG K 550
Philips CitiScape Downtown
39% have it

11. can be folded

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.
Audeze EL-8 Titanium
AKG K 550
Philips CitiScape Downtown
32% have it

12. 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.
Audeze EL-8 Titanium
AKG K 550
Philips CitiScape Downtown
45% have it

13. 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.
Audeze EL-8 Titanium
AKG K 550
Philips CitiScape Downtown
38% have it

14. 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.
100mm
Audeze LCD2 Classic: 106mm
50mm
40mm

15. 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.
Audeze EL-8 Titanium
AKG K 550
Philips CitiScape Downtown
42% have it

16. has stereo speakers

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
Audeze EL-8 Titanium
AKG K 550
Philips CitiScape Downtown
76% have it

17. has a straight plug

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.
Audeze EL-8 Titanium
AKG K 550
Philips CitiScape Downtown
52% have it

18. has an L-shaped plug

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.
Audeze EL-8 Titanium
AKG K 550
Philips CitiScape Downtown
31% have it

19. travel bag is included

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
Audeze EL-8 Titanium
AKG K 550
Philips CitiScape Downtown
63% have it

20. has a 3.5mm male connector

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
Audeze EL-8 Titanium
AKG K 550
Philips CitiScape Downtown
86% have it

21. cable length

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
2m
Pioneer SE-A1000: 6m
3m
1.2m

22. has an on-ear form

This device comfortably rests on top of your outer ears. As it doesn't block out everything from the outside world, it's preferred in places like office environments and recommended for outdoor activities.
Audeze EL-8 Titanium
AKG K 550
Philips CitiScape Downtown
23% have it

23. has a noise canceling microphone

These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
Audeze EL-8 Titanium
AKG K 550
Philips CitiScape Downtown
3% have it
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