44points

Audio-Technica ATH-ES700

53points

Philips SHQ5200

Audio-Technica ATH-ES700
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Audio-Technica ATH-ES700 vs Philips SHQ5200

Audio-Technica ATH-ES700
Philips SHQ5200
Audio-Technica ATH-ES700
Philips SHQ5200

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-ES700 better than Philips SHQ5200?

  • 13Hz lower low-frequency
    5Hzvs18Hz
  • Has an over-the-ear form

Why is Philips SHQ5200 better than Audio-Technica ATH-ES700?

  • 24 Ohms lower impedance
    32 Ohmsvs56 Ohms
  • 61g lighter
    99gvs160g
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Sweat resistant
  • Has an on-ear form
  • Has an open-back design

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-ES700
Philips SHQ5200

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-ES700
Philips SHQ5200

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.weight

160g

99g

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3g

4.sweat resistant
Audio-Technica ATH-ES700
Philips SHQ5200

Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

5.travel bag is included
Audio-Technica ATH-ES700
Philips SHQ5200

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

6.has an L-shaped plug
Audio-Technica ATH-ES700
Philips SHQ5200

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

30000Hz

21000Hz

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

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Sony MDR-Z1R

120000Hz

2.lowest frequency

5Hz

18Hz

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.sound pressure level

104dB/mW

101dB/mW

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

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

4.driver unit size

42mm

40mm

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

5.has a neodymium magnet
Audio-Technica ATH-ES700
Philips SHQ5200

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

56 Ohms

32 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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Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-ES700
Philips SHQ5200

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

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