55points

Audio-Technica ATH-M20

60points

Audio-Technica ATH-M50

Audio-Technica ATH-M20
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Audio-Technica ATH-M20 vs Audio-Technica ATH-M50

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Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Audio-Technica ATH-M20
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Why is Audio-Technica ATH-M20 better than Audio-Technica ATH-M50?

  • 54g lighter
    230gvs284g

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-M50 better than Audio-Technica ATH-M20?

  • 8000Hz higher high-frequency
    28000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 15Hz lower low-frequency
    15Hzvs30Hz
  • 2 Ohms lower impedance
    38 Ohmsvs40 Ohms
  • 1dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    99dB/mWvs98dB/mW
  • Can be folded
  • 5mm bigger driver unit
    45mmvs40mm
  • 0.4m longer cable
    3.4mvs3m

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-M20
Audio-Technica ATH-M50

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-M20
Audio-Technica ATH-M50

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

230g

284g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-M20
Audio-Technica ATH-M50

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

5.has a coiled cord
Audio-Technica ATH-M20
Audio-Technica ATH-M50

A coiled cord typically offers more flexibility as it can be extended, and taken outside for example.

6.has a straight plug
Audio-Technica ATH-M20
Audio-Technica ATH-M50

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

28000Hz

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

30Hz

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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Audio-Technica ATH-M20
Audio-Technica ATH-M50

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

98dB/mW

99dB/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

45mm

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-M20
Audio-Technica ATH-M50

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-M20
Audio-Technica ATH-M50

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

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