Audio-Technica ATH-M20Sennheiser HD 800 S
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Sennheiser HD 800 S
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Audio-Technica ATH-M20 vs Sennheiser HD 800 S: 16 facts in comparison

1. highest frequency

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
20000Hz
Sony MDR-Z1R: 120000Hz
51000Hz

2. lowest frequency

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
30Hz
Sony MH1CBLK: 1Hz
4Hz

3. weight

100g lighter.
230g
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
330g

4. has sound isolation/passive noise reduction

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
Sennheiser HD 800 S
48% have it

5. 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.
40Ohms
Flips Solo 2 Social: 4Ohms
300Ohms

6. has a neodymium magnet

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
Sennheiser HD 800 S
33% have it

7. no battery needed

This device works without batteries. It weighs less and you don't have to worry about recharging or replacing the battery.
Audio-Technica ATH-M20
Sennheiser HD 800 S
73% have it

8. has a detachable cable

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
Audio-Technica ATH-M20
Sennheiser HD 800 S
38% have it

9. driver unit size

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
40mm
Audeze EL-8 Titanium: 100mm
56mm

10. has stereo speakers

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
Sennheiser HD 800 S
75% have it

11. has an over-the-ear form

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
Sennheiser HD 800 S
42% have it

12. has a straight plug

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.
Audio-Technica ATH-M20
Sennheiser HD 800 S
53% have it

13. has a coiled cord

A coiled cord typically offers more flexibility as it can be extended, and taken outside for example.
Audio-Technica ATH-M20
Sennheiser HD 800 S
8% have it

14. cable length

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
3m
Pioneer SE-A1000: 6m
3m

16. has an open-back design

The device is designed in a way that allows sound to go out through the back of the ear cups, which usually have vents or perforations. This design provides very natural and accurate sound.
Audio-Technica ATH-M20
Sennheiser HD 800 S
10% have it

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