58points

Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A

60points

Bowers & Wilkins P3

Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A
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Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A vs Bowers & Wilkins P3

Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A
Bowers & Wilkins P3
Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A
Bowers & Wilkins P3
58
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60
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Why is Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A better than Bowers & Wilkins P3?

  • 5Hz lower low-frequency
    5Hzvs10Hz
  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction

Why is Bowers & Wilkins P3 better than Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A?

  • 8 Ohms lower impedance
    34 Ohmsvs42 Ohms
  • 40g lighter
    130gvs170g
  • 8dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    111dB/mWvs103dB/mW
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has an open-back design

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A
Bowers & Wilkins P3

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 a detachable cable
Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A
Bowers & Wilkins P3

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

3.weight

170g

130g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A
Bowers & Wilkins P3

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

5.travel bag is included
Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A
Bowers & Wilkins P3

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

6.has an on-ear form
Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A
Bowers & Wilkins P3

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.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

35000Hz

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

2.lowest frequency

5Hz

10Hz

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.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A
Bowers & Wilkins P3

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

111dB/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.impedance

42 Ohms

34 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

6.has a neodymium magnet
Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A
Bowers & Wilkins P3

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

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A
Bowers & Wilkins P3

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

Features

1.has an in-line control panel
Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A
Bowers & Wilkins P3

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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