59points

Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A

97points

Sennheiser PXC 550

90points

Sony WH-1000XM2

Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A
Comparison winner
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM2
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23 facts in comparison

Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A vs Sennheiser PXC 550 vs Sony WH-1000XM2

Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM2
Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM2
59
points
97
points
90
points

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A better than Sennheiser PXC 550 & Sony WH-1000XM2?

  • Impedance
    42 Ohmsvs490,46 Ohms
  • Weight
    170gvs227,275g
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has an on-ear form

Why is Sennheiser PXC 550 better than Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A & Sony WH-1000XM2?

  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has a battery level indicator

Why is Sony WH-1000XM2 better than Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A & Sennheiser PXC 550?

  • Highest frequency
    40000Hzvs35000,23000Hz
  • Lowest frequency
    4Hzvs5,17Hz

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM2

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-ESW9A
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM2

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.has a detachable cable
Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

4.weight

170g

227g

275g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

6.travel bag is included
Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

5Hz

17Hz

4Hz

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

35000Hz

23000Hz

40000Hz

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-ESW9A
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM2

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

4.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM2

This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.

5.impedance

42 Ohms

490 Ohms

46 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
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM2

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM2

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM2

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM2

Device supports fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM2

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.

2.control panel placed on a device
Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM2

There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.

3.has an in-line control panel
Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM2

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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