52points

Audio-Technica ATH-M20x

63points

Shure SE846

Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
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Audio-Technica ATH-M20x vs Shure SE846

Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
Shure SE846
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
Shure SE846
52
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63
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Why is Audio-Technica ATH-M20x better than Shure SE846?

  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Has a straight plug

Why is Shure SE846 better than Audio-Technica ATH-M20x?

  • 38 Ohms lower impedance
    9 Ohmsvs47 Ohms
  • 18dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    114dB/mWvs96dB/mW
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has included ear pads
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Sweat resistant

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
Shure SE846

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 a detachable cable
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
Shure SE846

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

3.has an over-the-ear form
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
Shure SE846

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.

4.has included ear pads
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
Shure SE846

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

5.sweat resistant
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
Shure SE846

Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

6.travel bag is included
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
Shure SE846

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

15Hz

15Hz

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

2.highest frequency

20000Hz

20000Hz

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

3.sound pressure level

96dB/mW

114dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

4.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
Shure SE846

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

5.has a neodymium magnet
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
Shure SE846

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

6.impedance

47 Ohms

9 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.

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
Shure SE846

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

Features

1.has an in-line control panel
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
Shure SE846

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

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