70points

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS

95points

Sennheiser PXC 550

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS
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Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS vs Sennheiser PXC 550

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS
Sennheiser PXC 550
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS
Sennheiser PXC 550

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS better than Sennheiser PXC 550?

  • 201g lighter
    26gvs227g
  • 458 Ohms lower impedance
    32 Ohmsvs490 Ohms
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has an in-ear form
  • Has a noise canceling microphone
  • Has a removable battery

Why is Sennheiser PXC 550 better than Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS?

  • 3000Hz higher high-frequency
    23000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 3Hz lower low-frequency
    17Hzvs20Hz
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • 5dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    110dB/mWvs105dB/mW
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Can be folded
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be used wirelessly

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS
Sennheiser PXC 550

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 an over-the-ear form
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS
Sennheiser PXC 550

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.

3.has a detachable cable
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS
Sennheiser PXC 550

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

4.weight

26g

227g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has an in-ear form
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS
Sennheiser PXC 550

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.

6.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS
Sennheiser PXC 550

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

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

23000Hz

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

20Hz

17Hz

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-ANC33iS
Sennheiser PXC 550

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

110dB/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.has a neodymium magnet
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS
Sennheiser PXC 550

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

6.impedance

32 Ohms

490 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

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS
Sennheiser PXC 550

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS
Sennheiser PXC 550

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS
Sennheiser PXC 550

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
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Sennheiser PXC 550

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
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Sennheiser PXC 550

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

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS
Sennheiser PXC 550

Device supports fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS
Sennheiser PXC 550

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
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Sennheiser PXC 550

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-ANC33iS
Sennheiser PXC 550

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.

4.number of microphones

1

3

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

5.has a noise canceling microphone
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS
Sennheiser PXC 550

These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

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