Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BKSony MDR-XB60EX/GLD
Top 52%625 points
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Top 44%730 points
Top 44%
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Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK vs Sony MDR-XB60EX/GLD: 20 facts in comparison

1. highest frequency

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
25000Hz
Sony MDR-Z1R: 120000Hz
25000Hz

2. lowest frequency

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
10Hz
Sony MH1CBLK: 1Hz
4Hz

3. weight

112g lighter.
120g
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
8g

4. has sound isolation/passive noise reduction

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Sony MDR-XB60EX/GLD
48% have it

5. impedance

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.
34Ohms
Flips Solo 2 Social: 4Ohms
16Ohms

6. has a neodymium magnet

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Sony MDR-XB60EX/GLD
33% have it

7. sound pressure level

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
103dB/mW
AKG K553 Pro: 144dB/mW
105dB/mW

8. no battery needed

This device works without batteries. It weighs less and you don't have to worry about recharging or replacing the battery.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Sony MDR-XB60EX/GLD
73% have it

9. has a tangle free cable

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Sony MDR-XB60EX/GLD
25% have it

10. can be folded

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Sony MDR-XB60EX/GLD
31% have it

11. driver unit size

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
40mm
Audeze EL-8 Titanium: 100mm
13.5mm

12. has stereo speakers

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound that surrounds the user from left and right side, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Sony MDR-XB60EX/GLD
75% have it

13. has a straight plug

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Sony MDR-XB60EX/GLD
54% have it

14. has an L-shaped plug

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.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Sony MDR-XB60EX/GLD
32% have it

15. has included ear pads

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Sony MDR-XB60EX/GLD
42% have it

16. travel bag is included

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Sony MDR-XB60EX/GLD
64% have it

17. has an on-ear form

This device comfortably rests on top of your outer ears. As it doesn't block out everything from the outside world, it's preferred in places like office environments and recommended for outdoor activities.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Sony MDR-XB60EX/GLD
22% have it

18. cable length

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
1.2m
Pioneer SE-A1000: 6m
1.2m

19. has a 3.5mm male connector

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Sony MDR-XB60EX/GLD
87% have it

20. has an in-ear form

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.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Sony MDR-XB60EX/GLD
33% have it

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