Audeze EL-8 TitaniumAKG K72Audio-Technica ATH-M50Sony MDR-1RBT
Top 25%982 points
Top 25%
Top 51%639 points
Top 51%
Top 45%715 points
Top 45%
Top 19%1,056 points
Top 19%
Audeze EL-8 Titanium
AKG K72
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Audio-Technica ATH-M50
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Top specs and features

Audeze EL-8 Titanium vs AKG K72 vs Audio-Technica ATH-M50 vs Sony MDR-1RBT: 27 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
20000Hz
28000Hz
80000Hz

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
16Hz
15Hz
4Hz

3. weight

460g
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
200g
284g
297g

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 K72
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Sony MDR-1RBT
48% 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
38Ohms
24Ohms

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 K72
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Sony MDR-1RBT
33% 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
112dB/mW
99dB/mW
105dB/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 K72
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Sony MDR-1RBT
73% have it

9. has a tangle free cable

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.
Audeze EL-8 Titanium
AKG K72
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Sony MDR-1RBT
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 K72
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Sony MDR-1RBT
38% 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 K72
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Sony MDR-1RBT
31% 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 K72
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Sony MDR-1RBT
44% 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 K72
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Sony MDR-1RBT
36% 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 EL-8 Titanium: 100mm
40mm
45mm
40mm

15. 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 K72
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Sony MDR-1RBT
75% have it

16. 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 K72
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Sony MDR-1RBT
54% have it

17. 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 K72
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Sony MDR-1RBT
32% have it

18. has included ear pads

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.
Audeze EL-8 Titanium
AKG K72
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Sony MDR-1RBT
42% have it

19. 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 K72
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Sony MDR-1RBT
42% have it

20. Can be used wirelessly

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
Audeze EL-8 Titanium
AKG K72
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Sony MDR-1RBT
16% have it

21. control panel placed on a device

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.
Audeze EL-8 Titanium
AKG K72
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Sony MDR-1RBT
14% have it

22. 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 K72
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Sony MDR-1RBT
64% have it

23. has a battery level indicator

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
Audeze EL-8 Titanium
AKG K72
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Sony MDR-1RBT
8% have it

24. has a coiled cord

A coiled cord typically offers more flexibility as it can be extended, and taken outside for example.
Audeze EL-8 Titanium
AKG K72
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Sony MDR-1RBT
8% have it

25. cable length

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
2m
Pioneer SE-A1000: 6m
3m
3.4m
1.2m

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