Audio-Technica ATH-M20Shure SRH1540
Top 51%635 points
Top 51%
Top 41%774 points
Top 41%
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Audio-Technica ATH-M20 vs Shure SRH1540: 19 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
25000Hz

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
5Hz

3. weight

56g lighter.
230g
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
286g

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
Shure SRH1540
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
46Ohms

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
Shure SRH1540
33% have it

7. sound pressure level

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
98dB/mW
AKG K553 Pro: 144dB/mW
99dB/mW

8. 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
Shure SRH1540
73% have it

9. has a tangle free cable

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.
Audio-Technica ATH-M20
Shure SRH1540
25% have it

10. 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
Shure SRH1540
38% have it

11. 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
40mm

12. has stereo speakers

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound that surrounds the user from left and right side, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
Audio-Technica ATH-M20
Shure SRH1540
75% have it

13. 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
Shure SRH1540
54% have it

14. has included ear pads

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.
Audio-Technica ATH-M20
Shure SRH1540
42% have it

15. 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
Shure SRH1540
42% have it

16. travel bag is included

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
Audio-Technica ATH-M20
Shure SRH1540
64% have it

17. 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
Shure SRH1540
8% have it

18. cable length

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
3m
Pioneer SE-A1000: 6m
1.83m

19. has a 3.5mm male connector

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
Audio-Technica ATH-M20
Shure SRH1540
87% have it

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