40points

Audio-Technica ATH-AD2000X

66points

Sony MDR-XB550AP

Audio-Technica ATH-AD2000X
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Audio-Technica ATH-AD2000X vs Sony MDR-XB550AP

Audio-Technica ATH-AD2000X
Sony MDR-XB550AP
40
points
Audio-Technica ATH-AD2000X
66
points
Sony MDR-XB550AP

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-AD2000X better than Sony MDR-XB550AP?

  • 23000Hz higher high-frequency
    ?

    45000Hzvs22000Hz
  • 1dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    ?

    103dB/mWvs102dB/mW
  • 23mm bigger driver unit
    ?

    53mmvs30mm
  • 1.8m longer cable
    ?

    3mvs1.2m
  • Has a straight plug
    ?
  • Has an open-back design
    ?

Why is Sony MDR-XB550AP better than Audio-Technica ATH-AD2000X?

  • Has passive noise reduction
    ?
  • 16 Ohms lower impedance
    ?

    24 Ohmsvs40 Ohms
  • Has a neodymium magnet
    ?
  • 85g lighter
    180gvs265g
  • Can be used as a headset
    ?
  • Can be folded
    ?
  • Has an in-line control panel
    ?
  • Has a tangle free cable
    ?

Price comparison

Design

1.has stereo speakers
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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-AD2000X
Sony MDR-XB550AP
2.has a detachable cable
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With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

For example

Audeze LCD-1

Audio-Technica ATH-AD2000X
Sony MDR-XB550AP
3.weight
?

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

265g

180g

4.sweat resistant
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Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

For example

Skullcandy Sesh

Audio-Technica ATH-AD2000X
Sony MDR-XB550AP
5.Weather-sealed (splashproof)
?

The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.

For example

Jabra Elite 75t

Audio-Technica ATH-AD2000X
Sony MDR-XB550AP
6.travel bag is included
?

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

For example

Beats Solo Pro

Audio-Technica ATH-AD2000X
Sony MDR-XB550AP

Sound quality

1.highest frequency
?

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

Best

Sony MDR-Z1

120000Hz

45000Hz

22000Hz

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
?

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

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

103dB/mW

102dB/mW

4.has passive noise reduction
?

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

Audio-Technica ATH-AD2000X
Sony MDR-XB550AP
5.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

40 Ohms

24 Ohms

6.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

Monoprice Monolith M1060

106mm

53mm

30mm

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
?

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

For example

Beats Solo Pro

Audio-Technica ATH-AD2000X
Sony MDR-XB550AP
2.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-AD2000X
Sony MDR-XB550AP
3.Has Wi-Fi
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The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Audio-Technica ATH-AD2000X
Sony MDR-XB550AP

Features

1.can be used as a headset
?

A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.

Audio-Technica ATH-AD2000X
Sony MDR-XB550AP
2.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.

For example

Beats Solo Pro

Audio-Technica ATH-AD2000X
Sony MDR-XB550AP
3.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.

Audio-Technica ATH-AD2000X
Sony MDR-XB550AP
4.has a noise canceling microphone
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These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

For example

Jabra Elite 75t

Audio-Technica ATH-AD2000X
Sony MDR-XB550AP

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