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Audio-Technica ATH-ES88

51points

Audio-Technica ATH-M20x

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Audio-Technica ATH-ES88 vs Audio-Technica ATH-M20x

Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-ES88 better than Audio-Technica ATH-M20x?

  • 6Hz lower low-frequency
    9Hzvs15Hz
  • 60g lighter
    130gvs190g
  • 13 Ohms lower impedance
    34 Ohmsvs47 Ohms
  • Can be folded
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Has an on-ear form

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-M20x better than Audio-Technica ATH-ES88?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Has a straight plug
  • 1.8m longer cable
    3mvs1.2m

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x

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-ES88
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x

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

130g

190g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x

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

5.has a tangle free cable
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

6.travel bag is included
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x

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

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

9Hz

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

26000Hz

20000Hz

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-ES88
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x

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

96dB/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

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

6.has a neodymium magnet
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x

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-ES88
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x

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

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