Audio-Technica ATH-M20xSennheiser HDR 170
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Audio-Technica ATH-M20x vs Sennheiser HDR 170: 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
21000Hz

2. lowest frequency

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
15Hz
Sony MH1CBLK: 1Hz
18Hz

3. weight

38g lighter.
190g
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
228g

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-M20x
Sennheiser HDR 170
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.
47Ohms
Flips Solo 2 Social: 4Ohms
32Ohms

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 HDR 170
33% have it

7. sound pressure level

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
96dB/mW
AKG K553 Pro: 144dB/mW
110dB/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-M20x
Sennheiser HDR 170
73% have it

9. 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-M20x
Sennheiser HDR 170
38% have it

10. 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 HDR 170
42% have it

11. 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 HDR 170
75% 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-M20x
Sennheiser HDR 170
53% have it

13. Can be used wirelessly

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
Sennheiser HDR 170
16% have it

14. control panel placed on a device

There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
Sennheiser HDR 170
14% have it

16. has a removable battery

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
Sennheiser HDR 170
6% have it

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