64points

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1

50points

Etymotic mc5

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Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1 vs Etymotic mc5

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Etymotic mc5
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Etymotic mc5
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50
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Why is Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1 better than Etymotic mc5?

  • 10Hz lower low-frequency
    10Hzvs20Hz
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be folded
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has an on-ear form

Why is Etymotic mc5 better than Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 114 Ohms lower impedance
    16 Ohmsvs130 Ohms
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has an in-ear form

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Etymotic mc5

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

2.has a detachable cable
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Etymotic mc5

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

3.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Etymotic mc5

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

4.has an in-ear form
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Etymotic mc5

The in-ear device is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. It is inserted in the ear canal itself and blocks out a lot of environmental noise. It has stronger bass tones and is unlikely to fall out of the ear.

5.has included ear pads
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Etymotic mc5

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

6.travel bag is included
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Etymotic mc5

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

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

15000Hz

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

2.lowest frequency

10Hz

20Hz

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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Etymotic mc5

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

100dB/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

16 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.has a neodymium magnet
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Etymotic mc5

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

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Etymotic mc5

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

Features

1.has an in-line control panel
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Etymotic mc5

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

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