51points

Audio-Technica ATH-ES55WH

58points

SoundMagic P20

Audio-Technica ATH-ES55WH
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Audio-Technica ATH-ES55WH vs SoundMagic P20

Audio-Technica ATH-ES55WH
SoundMagic P20
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55WH
SoundMagic P20

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-ES55WH better than SoundMagic P20?

  • 5Hz lower low-frequency
    10Hzvs15Hz
  • Has a straight plug

Why is SoundMagic P20 better than Audio-Technica ATH-ES55WH?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 59g lighter
    61gvs120g
  • 2 Ohms lower impedance
    32 Ohmsvs34 Ohms
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Can be used as a headset

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55WH
SoundMagic P20

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

120g

61g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

3.has a detachable cable
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55WH
SoundMagic P20

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-ES55WH
SoundMagic P20

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

5.travel bag is included
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55WH
SoundMagic P20

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

6.has a straight plug
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55WH
SoundMagic P20

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

10Hz

15Hz

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

25000Hz

22000Hz

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-ES55WH
SoundMagic P20

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

103dB/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.driver unit size

40mm

30mm

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

6.has a neodymium magnet
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55WH
SoundMagic P20

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

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Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55WH
SoundMagic P20

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

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Features

1.can be used as a headset
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55WH
SoundMagic P20

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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