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Audio-Technica ATH-AD1000X

44points

Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X

Audio-Technica ATH-AD1000X
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Audio-Technica ATH-AD1000X vs Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X

Audio-Technica ATH-AD1000X
Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-AD1000X better than Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X?

  • 15000Hz higher high-frequency
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    40000Hzvs25000Hz
  • 2dB/mW higher sound pressure level
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    102dB/mWvs100dB/mW
  • 8 Ohms lower impedance
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    40 Ohmsvs48 Ohms
  • Has an open-back design
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Why is Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X better than Audio-Technica ATH-AD1000X?

  • Has a neodymium magnet
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  • 30g lighter
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    235gvs265g

Price comparison

Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X

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$119.99

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-AD1000X
Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
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-AD1000X
Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
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

265g

235g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
4.cable length

3m

3m

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
5.has a straight plug
Audio-Technica ATH-AD1000X
Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.
6.has an open-back design
Audio-Technica ATH-AD1000X
Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
The device is designed in a way that allows sound to go out through the back of the ear cups, which usually have vents or perforations. This design provides very natural and accurate sound.

Sound quality

1.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.
2.highest frequency

40000Hz

25000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
3.sound pressure level

102dB/mW

100dB/mW

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

40 Ohms

48 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.
5.has a neodymium magnet
Audio-Technica ATH-AD1000X
Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
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

53mm

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

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-AD1000X
Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

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