62points

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1

76points

Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
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Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1 vs Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1 better than Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless?

  • 113g lighter
    100gvs213g
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be folded
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has a straight plug

Why is Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless better than Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 108 Ohms lower impedance
    22 Ohmsvs130 Ohms
  • 4dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    109dB/mWvs105dB/mW
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • 4mm bigger driver unit
    40mmvs36mm
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Has a battery level indicator

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

2.weight

100g

213g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

3.has a detachable cable
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

4.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.

5.travel bag is included
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless

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

6.has an L-shaped plug
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless

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.

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

10Hz

10Hz

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

2.highest frequency

20000Hz

20000Hz

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

Best

Sony MDR-Z1R

120000Hz

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless

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

4.sound pressure level

105dB/mW

109dB/mW

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

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

5.impedance

130 Ohms

22 Ohms

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

6.driver unit size

36mm

40mm

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

Best

Audeze LCD2 Classic

106mm

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
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Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless

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.

2.has an in-line control panel
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

3.can be used as a headset
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless

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

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