43points

Audio-Technica ATH-A500X

57points

Sony MDR-ZX660AP

Audio-Technica ATH-A500X
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Audio-Technica ATH-A500X vs Sony MDR-ZX660AP

Audio-Technica ATH-A500X
Sony MDR-ZX660AP
Audio-Technica ATH-A500X
Sony MDR-ZX660AP
43
points
57
points

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-A500X better than Sony MDR-ZX660AP?

  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Has a straight plug

Why is Sony MDR-ZX660AP better than Audio-Technica ATH-A500X?

  • 8 Ohms lower impedance
    40 Ohmsvs48 Ohms
  • 97g lighter
    193gvs290g
  • 4dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    104dB/mWvs100dB/mW
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has an L-shaped plug

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-A500X
Sony MDR-ZX660AP

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

2.has an over-the-ear form
Audio-Technica ATH-A500X
Sony MDR-ZX660AP

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.

3.weight

290g

193g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.has a tangle free cable
Audio-Technica ATH-A500X
Sony MDR-ZX660AP

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

5.has an L-shaped plug
Audio-Technica ATH-A500X
Sony MDR-ZX660AP

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 an on-ear form
Audio-Technica ATH-A500X
Sony MDR-ZX660AP

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.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

30000Hz

25000Hz

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

2.lowest frequency

5Hz

5Hz

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

3.sound pressure level

100dB/mW

104dB/mW

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

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

4.impedance

48 Ohms

40 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.

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

5.has a neodymium magnet
Audio-Technica ATH-A500X
Sony MDR-ZX660AP

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

53mm

40mm

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

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-A500X
Sony MDR-ZX660AP

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
Audio-Technica ATH-A500X
Sony MDR-ZX660AP

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.

2.has an in-line control panel
Audio-Technica ATH-A500X
Sony MDR-ZX660AP

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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