57points

Audio-Technica ATH-EW9

39points

Fostex TH-5

92points

Philips SHB8750NC

90points

Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Fostex TH-5
Comparison winner
Philips SHB8750NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
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32 facts in comparison

Audio-Technica ATH-EW9 vs Fostex TH-5 vs Philips SHB8750NC vs Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Fostex TH-5
Philips SHB8750NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Fostex TH-5
Philips SHB8750NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
57
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39
points
92
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90
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Why is Audio-Technica ATH-EW9 better than Fostex TH-5 & Philips SHB8750NC & Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT?

  • Weight
    33gvs250,226,221.1g
  • Travel bag is included

Why is Fostex TH-5 better than Audio-Technica ATH-EW9 & Philips SHB8750NC & Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT?

Why is Philips SHB8750NC better than Audio-Technica ATH-EW9 & Fostex TH-5 & Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT?

  • Lowest frequency
    10Hzvs14,20,18Hz
  • Impedance
    16 Ohmsvs29,44,18 Ohms
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Has included ear pads

Why is Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT better than Audio-Technica ATH-EW9 & Fostex TH-5 & Philips SHB8750NC?

  • Sound pressure level
    113dB/mWvs105,96,105dB/mW

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Fostex TH-5
Philips SHB8750NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

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-EW9
Fostex TH-5
Philips SHB8750NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

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

3.has an over-the-ear form
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Fostex TH-5
Philips SHB8750NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

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.

4.weight

33g

250g

226g

221.1g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Fostex TH-5
Philips SHB8750NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

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

6.has a tangle free cable
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Fostex TH-5
Philips SHB8750NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

For example

SoundMagic E11C

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

24000Hz

20000Hz

22000Hz

22000Hz

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

10Hz

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.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Fostex TH-5
Philips SHB8750NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

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

105dB/mW

96dB/mW

105dB/mW

113dB/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

29 Ohms

44 Ohms

16 Ohms

18 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-EW9
Fostex TH-5
Philips SHB8750NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

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-EW9
Fostex TH-5
Philips SHB8750NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Fostex TH-5
Philips SHB8750NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Fostex TH-5
Philips SHB8750NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Fostex TH-5
Philips SHB8750NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Fostex TH-5
Philips SHB8750NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

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-EW9
Fostex TH-5
Philips SHB8750NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

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.

4.Has WiFi
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Fostex TH-5
Philips SHB8750NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Fostex TH-5
Philips SHB8750NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

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.

2.can be used as a headset
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Fostex TH-5
Philips SHB8750NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

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.

3.has a noise canceling microphone
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Fostex TH-5
Philips SHB8750NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

For example

Microsoft Surface Headphones

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