50points

Audio-Technica ATH-M20

55points

Audio-Technica ATH-M50

Audio-Technica ATH-M20
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
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15 facts in comparison

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

Audio-Technica ATH-M20
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
50
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Audio-Technica ATH-M20
55
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Audio-Technica ATH-M50

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

  • 54g lighter
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    230gvs284g

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

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

Price comparison

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

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
4.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-M20
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.
5.cable length

3m

3.4m

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

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.
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.
3.has 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.
5.impedance

40 Ohms

38 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.
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.

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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