48points

Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X

40points

Fostex TH-7

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13 facts in comparison

Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X vs Fostex TH-7

Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
Fostex TH-7
48
points
Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
40
points
Fostex TH-7

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X better than Fostex TH-7?

  • 5Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    5Hzvs10Hz
  • 2dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    ?

    100dB/mWvs98dB/mW
  • 22 Ohms lower impedance
    ?

    48 Ohmsvs70 Ohms
  • Has a neodymium magnet
    ?
  • Has an over-the-ear form
    ?
  • 25g lighter
    235gvs260g
  • 13mm bigger driver unit
    ?

    53mmvs40mm
  • 1.8m longer cable
    ?

    3mvs1.2m

Why is Fostex TH-7 better than Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X?

  • 10000Hz higher high-frequency
    ?

    35000Hzvs25000Hz
  • Has an on-ear form
    ?

Price comparison

Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X

ProductStorePrice
Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X AmazonAudio-Technica ATH-AD500X Audiophile Ope...Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X Audiophile Open-Air Headphones
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$79.88
Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X AmazonAudio Technica ATH-AD900X Open-Back Audi...Audio Technica ATH-AD900X Open-Back Audiophile Headphones
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$104.00
Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X AmazonPhilips SHP9500 HiFi Precision Stereo Ov...Philips SHP9500 HiFi Precision Stereo Over-Ear Headphones (Black)
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$67.00
Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X AmazonLyxPro OEH-10 Open Back Headphones Hi Fi...LyxPro OEH-10 Open Back Headphones Hi Fi Audiophile Over-Ear Comfortable Headphones, Interchangeable Cushioned foam/fabric Leather Ear Pads,Black
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$59.99
Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X AmazonSony MDR-Q55SL Lightweight, Open-Air, Cl...Sony MDR-Q55SL Lightweight, Open-Air, Clip-On Earhook Earclip SportClip Stereo with Deep-Bass Turbo Duct Headphones (Gray)
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$29.99
Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X AmazonAKG Pro Audio Professional Headphones, B...AKG Pro Audio Professional Headphones, Black, 1/4" to 1/8" (K702)
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$169.10
Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X AmazonAKG Pro Audio K612PRO, Black, 4.30 x 8.8...AKG Pro Audio K612PRO, Black, 4.30 x 8.80 x 9.80 inches (2458X00100)
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$139.95
Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X AmazonAudio-Technica ATH-M20x Professional Stu...Audio-Technica ATH-M20x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones, Black
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$48.95
Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X AmazonAudio-Technica ATH-M30x Professional Stu...Audio-Technica ATH-M30x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones, Black
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$69.00

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-AD500X
Fostex TH-7
2.has an over-the-ear form
?

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
Fostex TH-7
3.weight
?

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

235g

260g

4.has an on-ear form
?

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.

Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
Fostex TH-7
5.cable length
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A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.

Best

Pioneer SE-A1000

6m

3m

1.2m

6.has a straight plug
?

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

Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
Fostex TH-7

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

25000Hz

35000Hz

2.lowest frequency
?

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

10Hz

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

100dB/mW

98dB/mW

4.impedance
?

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

70 Ohms

5.driver unit size
?

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

40mm

6.has a neodymium magnet
?

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
Fostex TH-7

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
Fostex TH-7

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