48points

Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X

49points

Etymotic mc3

Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
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Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X vs Etymotic mc3

Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
Etymotic mc3
48
points
Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
49
points
Etymotic mc3

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X better than Etymotic mc3?

  • 10000Hz higher high-frequency
    ?

    25000Hzvs15000Hz
  • 15Hz lower low-frequency
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    5Hzvs20Hz
  • Has an over-the-ear form
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  • Has a neodymium magnet
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  • 45mm bigger driver unit
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    53mmvs8mm
  • 1.7m longer cable
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    3mvs1.3m
  • Has a straight plug
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Why is Etymotic mc3 better than Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X?

  • Has passive noise reduction
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  • 32 Ohms lower impedance
    ?

    16 Ohmsvs48 Ohms
  • Can be used as a headset
    ?
  • Travel bag is included
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  • Has an in-line control panel
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  • Has included ear pads
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  • Has an L-shaped plug
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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-AD500X
Etymotic mc3
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-AD500X
Etymotic mc3
3.travel bag is included
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The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
Etymotic mc3
4.has included ear pads
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Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
Etymotic mc3
5.cable length
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A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.

Best

Pioneer SE-A1000

6m

3m

1.3m

6.has an L-shaped plug
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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.

Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
Etymotic mc3

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-Z1

120000Hz

25000Hz

15000Hz

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

20Hz

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

Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
Etymotic mc3
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

48 Ohms

16 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

8mm

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-AD500X
Etymotic mc3

Features

1.can be used as a headset
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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-AD500X
Etymotic mc3
2.has an in-line control panel
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There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
Etymotic mc3

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