48points

Audio-Technica ATH-M20x

44points

Sennheiser HD 558

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Audio-Technica ATH-M20x vs Sennheiser HD 558

Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
Sennheiser HD 558
48
points
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
44
points
Sennheiser HD 558

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-M20x better than Sennheiser HD 558?

  • Has passive noise reduction
    ?
  • 3 Ohms lower impedance
    ?

    47 Ohmsvs50 Ohms
  • 70g lighter
    190gvs260g
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
    ?

Why is Sennheiser HD 558 better than Audio-Technica ATH-M20x?

  • 8000Hz higher high-frequency
    ?

    28000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 16dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    ?

    112dB/mWvs96dB/mW
  • Has a detachable cable
    ?
  • Has an open-back design
    ?

Price comparison

Design

1.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-M20x
Sennheiser HD 558
2.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-M20x
Sennheiser HD 558
3.has a detachable cable
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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-M20x
Sennheiser HD 558
4.weight
?

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

190g

260g

5.cable length
?

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.

Best

Pioneer SE-A1000

6m

3m

3m

6.has a straight plug
?

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

Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
Sennheiser HD 558

Sound quality

1.highest frequency
?

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.lowest frequency
?

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

15Hz

15Hz

3.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

96dB/mW

112dB/mW

4.has 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-M20x
Sennheiser HD 558
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.

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

47 Ohms

50 Ohms

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-M20x
Sennheiser HD 558

Connectivity

1.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-M20x
Sennheiser HD 558

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