48points

Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X

64points

M-Audio Studiophile Q40

Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
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Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X vs M-Audio Studiophile Q40

Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
48
points
Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
64
points
M-Audio Studiophile Q40

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X better than M-Audio Studiophile Q40?

  • 5000Hz higher high-frequency
    ?

    25000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 5Hz lower low-frequency
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    5Hzvs10Hz
  • 16 Ohms lower impedance
    ?

    48 Ohmsvs64 Ohms
  • 15g lighter
    235gvs250g
  • 13mm bigger driver unit
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    53mmvs40mm

Why is M-Audio Studiophile Q40 better than Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X?

  • Has passive noise reduction
    ?
  • 16dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    ?

    116dB/mWvs100dB/mW
  • Has a detachable cable
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  • Can be folded
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  • Travel bag is included
    ?

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
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
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
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
3.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.

Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
4.weight
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Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

235g

250g

5.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
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
6.can be folded
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Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.

Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
M-Audio Studiophile Q40

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

20000Hz

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

10Hz

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

116dB/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
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
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

64 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

40mm

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
M-Audio Studiophile Q40

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