58points

Audio-Technica ATH-M20

63points

Audio-Technica ATH-M50

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

Audio-Technica ATH-M20
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Audio-Technica ATH-M20
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
58
points
Audio-Technica ATH-M20
63
points
Audio-Technica ATH-M50

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

Design

1.has stereo speakers
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Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

Audio-Technica ATH-M20
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
2.has an over-the-ear form
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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.

Audio-Technica ATH-M20
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
3.lighter
?

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

230g

284g

4.can be folded
?

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

Audio-Technica ATH-M20
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
5.Has a coil cable
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A coil cable offers more flexibility, as it can be further extended when in use, as well as retracted to take up less space when not in use.

Audio-Technica ATH-M20
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
6. longer cable
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A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.

Best

Pioneer SE-A1000

6m

3m

3.4m

Sound quality

1. higher high-frequency
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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

20000Hz

28000Hz

2. lower low-frequency
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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

30Hz

15Hz

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
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The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

Audio-Technica ATH-M20
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
4. higher sound pressure level
?

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

98dB/mW

99dB/mW

5. lower impedance
?

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

40 Ohms

38 Ohms

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

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

Connectivity

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

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

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