40points

Audio-Technica ATH-C505i

56points

Philips Fidelio S2

Audio-Technica ATH-C505i
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Audio-Technica ATH-C505i vs Philips Fidelio S2

Audio-Technica ATH-C505i
Philips Fidelio S2
Audio-Technica ATH-C505i
Philips Fidelio S2

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-C505i better than Philips Fidelio S2?

  • 9g lighter
    5gvs14g
  • Has an earbud form
  • 6 Ohms lower impedance
    16 Ohmsvs22 Ohms

Why is Philips Fidelio S2 better than Audio-Technica ATH-C505i?

  • Can be used as a headset
  • 4000Hz higher high-frequency
    24000Hzvs20000Hz
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has an in-ear form
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has a tangle free cable

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Design

1.weight

5g

14g

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3g

2.has an earbud form
Audio-Technica ATH-C505i
Philips Fidelio S2

The earbud form is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. For some people it is more comfortable than in-ear form.

3.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-C505i
Philips Fidelio S2

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

4.has an in-ear form
Audio-Technica ATH-C505i
Philips Fidelio S2

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 a tangle free cable
Audio-Technica ATH-C505i
Philips Fidelio S2

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

6.has an L-shaped plug
Audio-Technica ATH-C505i
Philips Fidelio S2

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.highest frequency

20000Hz

24000Hz

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

Best

Audio-Technica ATH-CKM500i

25000Hz

2.driver unit size

15mm

13.5mm

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

Best

Erato Verse

58mm

3.has a neodymium magnet
Audio-Technica ATH-C505i
Philips Fidelio S2

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

4.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Audio-Technica ATH-C505i
Philips Fidelio S2

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

5.impedance

16 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

Beyerdynamic MMX 101 iE

12 Ohms

6.sound pressure level

102dB/mW

107dB/mW

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

Best

Sennheiser Presence UC

118dB/mW

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Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-C505i
Philips Fidelio S2

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

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Features

1.travel bag is included
Audio-Technica ATH-C505i
Philips Fidelio S2

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

2.has included ear pads
Audio-Technica ATH-C505i
Philips Fidelio S2

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

3.can be used as a headset
Audio-Technica ATH-C505i
Philips Fidelio S2

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.has an in-line control panel
Audio-Technica ATH-C505i
Philips Fidelio S2

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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