58points

Audio-Technica ATH-EW9

45points

Fostex TE-01

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Audio-Technica ATH-EW9 vs Fostex TE-01

Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Fostex TE-01
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Fostex TE-01
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45
points

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-EW9 better than Fostex TE-01?

  • 6Hz lower low-frequency
    14Hzvs20Hz
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Can be folded
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Has an on-ear form

Why is Fostex TE-01 better than Audio-Technica ATH-EW9?

  • 12 Ohms lower impedance
    17 Ohmsvs29 Ohms
  • 13g lighter
    20gvs33g
  • 5dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    110dB/mWvs105dB/mW
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has an in-ear form

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Fostex TE-01

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

33g

20g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

3.has an in-ear form
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Fostex TE-01

The in-ear device is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. It is inserted in the ear canal itself and blocks out a lot of environmental noise. It has stronger bass tones and is unlikely to fall out of the ear.

4.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Fostex TE-01

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

5.has included ear pads
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Fostex TE-01

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

6.travel bag is included
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Fostex TE-01

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

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

24000Hz

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

14Hz

20Hz

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

105dB/mW

110dB/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.impedance

29 Ohms

17 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

5.has a neodymium magnet
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Fostex TE-01

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-EW9
Fostex TE-01

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

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