41points

Audio-Technica ATH-A500X

44points

Audio-Technica ATH-A550Z

Audio-Technica ATH-A500X
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Audio-Technica ATH-A500X vs Audio-Technica ATH-A550Z

Audio-Technica ATH-A500X
Audio-Technica ATH-A550Z
41
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Audio-Technica ATH-A500X
44
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Audio-Technica ATH-A550Z

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-A500X better than Audio-Technica ATH-A550Z?

  • 10g lighter
    290gvs300g

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-A550Z better than Audio-Technica ATH-A500X?

  • 5000Hz higher high-frequency
    ?

    35000Hzvs30000Hz
  • 8 Ohms lower impedance
    ?

    40 Ohmsvs48 Ohms
  • Has a tangle free cable
    ?

Price comparison

Design

1.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.

Audio-Technica ATH-A500X
Audio-Technica ATH-A550Z
2.has an over-the-ear form
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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.

Audio-Technica ATH-A500X
Audio-Technica ATH-A550Z
3.weight
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Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

290g

300g

4.has a tangle free cable
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The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

Audio-Technica ATH-A500X
Audio-Technica ATH-A550Z
5.cable length
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A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.

Best

Pioneer SE-A1000

6m

3m

3m

6.has a straight plug
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A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.

Audio-Technica ATH-A500X
Audio-Technica ATH-A550Z

Sound quality

1.highest frequency
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The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

Best

Sony MDR-Z1R

120000Hz

30000Hz

35000Hz

2.lowest frequency
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The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.

Best

Sony MH1CBLK

1Hz

5Hz

5Hz

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

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

100dB/mW

100dB/mW

4.impedance
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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.

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

48 Ohms

40 Ohms

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

Best

Audeze LCD2 Classic

106mm

53mm

53mm

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
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A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

Audio-Technica ATH-A500X
Audio-Technica ATH-A550Z

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