48points

Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X

40points

Grado GS1000e

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13 facts in comparison

Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X vs Grado GS1000e

Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
Grado GS1000e
48
points
Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
40
points
Grado GS1000e

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X better than Grado GS1000e?

  • 3Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    5Hzvs8Hz
  • 0.2dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    ?

    100dB/mWvs99.8dB/mW
  • Has a neodymium magnet
    ?
  • 77g lighter
    235gvs312g
  • 3mm bigger driver unit
    ?

    53mmvs50mm
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
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  • 1m longer cable
    ?

    3mvs2m

Why is Grado GS1000e better than Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X?

  • 10000Hz higher high-frequency
    ?

    35000Hzvs25000Hz
  • 16 Ohms lower impedance
    ?

    32 Ohmsvs48 Ohms
  • Has an open-back design
    ?

Price comparison

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
Grado GS1000e
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
Grado GS1000e
3.weight
?

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

235g

312g

4.cable length
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A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.

Best

Pioneer SE-A1000

6m

3m

2m

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

Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
Grado GS1000e
6.has an open-back design
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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.

Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
Grado GS1000e

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

35000Hz

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

8Hz

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

99.8dB/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

32 Ohms

5.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

50mm

6.has a neodymium magnet
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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
Grado GS1000e

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
Grado GS1000e

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