41points

Audio-Technica ATH-M20x

50points

Sony MDR-XB550AP

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Audio-Technica ATH-M20x vs Sony MDR-XB550AP

Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
Sony MDR-XB550AP

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-M20x better than Sony MDR-XB550AP?

  • Has an over-the-ear form
    ?
  • 10mm bigger driver unit
    ?

    40mmvs30mm
  • 1.8m longer cable
    ?

    3mvs1.2m
  • Has a straight plug
    ?

Why is Sony MDR-XB550AP better than Audio-Technica ATH-M20x?

  • 10Hz lower low-frequency
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    5Hzvs15Hz
  • 2000Hz higher high-frequency
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    22000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 6dB/mW higher sound pressure level
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    102dB/mWvs96dB/mW
  • 23 Ohms lower impedance
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    24 Ohmsvs47 Ohms
  • Can be used as a headset
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  • 10g lighter
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    180gvs190g
  • Can be folded
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  • Has an in-line control panel
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Price comparison

Audio-Technica ATH-M20x

ProductStorePrice
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x AmazonAudio-Technica ATH-M20X Professional Stu...Audio-Technica ATH-M20X Professional Studio Monitor Headphones, Black
Amazon logo
$43.99
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x AmazonAudio-Technica ATH-M20X Professional Stu...Audio-Technica ATH-M20X Professional Studio Monitor Headphones (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$42.95
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x aliexpressOriginal Audio Technica ATH-M20X Wired P...Original Audio Technica ATH-M20X Wired Professional Monitor Headphones Over-ear Closed-back Dynamic Deep Bass 3.5mm Jack
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$66.38

Sony MDR-XB550AP

ProductStorePrice
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDR-XB50AP/R Extra Bass Earbud Head...Sony MDR-XB50AP/R Extra Bass Earbud Headset
Amazon logo
$29.95
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDR-XB450AP Extra Bass Headphone - ...Sony MDR-XB450AP Extra Bass Headphone - Black (International Version U.S. Warranty May not Apply)
Amazon logo
$54.99
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDRZX110AP ZX Series Extra Bass Sma...Sony MDRZX110AP ZX Series Extra Bass Smartphone Headset with Mic (Black)
Amazon logo
$18.99
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDR-XB450AP Extra Bass Headphone (R...Sony MDR-XB450AP Extra Bass Headphone (Red)
Amazon logo
$59.99
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony ZX Series MDR-ZX310AP Headband Ster...Sony ZX Series MDR-ZX310AP Headband Stereo Headset
Amazon logo
$19.99
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony DJ Style Headphones
Amazon logo
$79.89
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony XB950B1 Extra Bass Wireless Headpho...Sony XB950B1 Extra Bass Wireless Headphones with App Control, Black
Amazon logo
$119.48
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDRXB650BT/B Extra Bass Bluetooth H...Sony MDRXB650BT/B Extra Bass Bluetooth Headphones, Black
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$69.49
Sony MDR-XB550AP aliexpressOriginal SONY MDR-XB550AP Extra Bass on-...Original SONY MDR-XB550AP Extra Bass on-Ear Headphones with Mic Wired Stereo Earphones Sport Musice Gaming Handsfree Headset
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$48.99
Sony MDR-XB550AP aliexpressUSED MDR-XB550AP EXTRA BASS Headphones p...USED MDR-XB550AP EXTRA BASS Headphones powerful bass free shipping
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$44.80
Sony MDR-XB550AP aliexpressUSED MDR-XB550AP EXTRA BASS Headphones p...USED MDR-XB550AP EXTRA BASS Headphones powerful bass free shipping
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$46.00
Sony MDR-XB550AP aliexpressOriginal SONY MDR-XB550AP Extra Bass Hea...Original SONY MDR-XB550AP Extra Bass Headset Stereo Handsfree Headset free shipping earphone 3.5mm Wired
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$64.00
Sony MDR-XB550AP aliexpressOriginal SONY MDR-XB550AP Extra Bass Hea...Original SONY MDR-XB550AP Extra Bass Headset Stereo Handsfree Headset free shipping
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$65.00

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
Sony MDR-XB550AP
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 an over-the-ear form
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
Sony MDR-XB550AP
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.
3.has a detachable cable
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
Sony MDR-XB550AP
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
4.sweat resistance
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
5.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
Sony MDR-XB550AP
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
6.weight

190g

180g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.

Sound quality

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
2.highest frequency

20000Hz

22000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
3.has passive noise reduction
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
Sony MDR-XB550AP
The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
4.has active noise cancellation (noise control)
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
Sony MDR-XB550AP
This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.
5.sound pressure level

96dB/mW

102dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
6.has a neodymium magnet
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

Power

1.Battery life

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The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.
2.has a rechargeable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
Sony MDR-XB550AP
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
3.has a battery level indicator
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
Sony MDR-XB550AP
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
4.charge time

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The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
5.battery power

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Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
6.Has USB Type-C
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
Sony MDR-XB550AP
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.Bluetooth version

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Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
3.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
Sony MDR-XB550AP
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
4.Has Bluetooth aptX
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Bluetooth aptX is an audio codec used for transmitting hi-resolution audio wirelessly from Bluetooth-enabled devices. Developed by Qualcomm, the aptX audio technology includes variations such as aptX HD, aptX Low Latency, and aptX Adaptive.
5.maximum Bluetooth range

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The device can connect at a greater distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.
6.supports Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Wi-Fi 6, released in 2019, is based on the IEEE 802.11ax wireless LAN standard. Designed to operate in all frequency bands between 1 and 6 GHz, it offers higher data rates and lower latency compared to previous Wi-Fi technologies.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
Sony MDR-XB550AP
A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.
2.has a noise-canceling microphone
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
Sony MDR-XB550AP
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
3.number of microphones

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1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.control panel placed on a device
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
Sony MDR-XB550AP
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.
5.Has an in-line control panel
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
Sony MDR-XB550AP
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
6.warranty period

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1

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.

Price comparison

Audio-Technica ATH-M20x

ProductStorePrice
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x AmazonAudio-Technica ATH-M20X Professional Stu...Audio-Technica ATH-M20X Professional Studio Monitor Headphones, Black
Amazon logo
$43.99
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x AmazonAudio-Technica ATH-M20X Professional Stu...Audio-Technica ATH-M20X Professional Studio Monitor Headphones (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$42.95
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x aliexpressOriginal Audio Technica ATH-M20X Wired P...Original Audio Technica ATH-M20X Wired Professional Monitor Headphones Over-ear Closed-back Dynamic Deep Bass 3.5mm Jack
aliexpress logo
$66.38

Sony MDR-XB550AP

ProductStorePrice
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDR-XB50AP/R Extra Bass Earbud Head...Sony MDR-XB50AP/R Extra Bass Earbud Headset
Amazon logo
$29.95
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDR-XB450AP Extra Bass Headphone - ...Sony MDR-XB450AP Extra Bass Headphone - Black (International Version U.S. Warranty May not Apply)
Amazon logo
$54.99
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDRZX110AP ZX Series Extra Bass Sma...Sony MDRZX110AP ZX Series Extra Bass Smartphone Headset with Mic (Black)
Amazon logo
$18.99
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDR-XB450AP Extra Bass Headphone (R...Sony MDR-XB450AP Extra Bass Headphone (Red)
Amazon logo
$59.99
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony ZX Series MDR-ZX310AP Headband Ster...Sony ZX Series MDR-ZX310AP Headband Stereo Headset
Amazon logo
$19.99
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony DJ Style Headphones
Amazon logo
$79.89
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony XB950B1 Extra Bass Wireless Headpho...Sony XB950B1 Extra Bass Wireless Headphones with App Control, Black
Amazon logo
$119.48
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDRXB650BT/B Extra Bass Bluetooth H...Sony MDRXB650BT/B Extra Bass Bluetooth Headphones, Black
Amazon logo
$69.49
Sony MDR-XB550AP aliexpressOriginal SONY MDR-XB550AP Extra Bass on-...Original SONY MDR-XB550AP Extra Bass on-Ear Headphones with Mic Wired Stereo Earphones Sport Musice Gaming Handsfree Headset
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$48.99
Sony MDR-XB550AP aliexpressUSED MDR-XB550AP EXTRA BASS Headphones p...USED MDR-XB550AP EXTRA BASS Headphones powerful bass free shipping
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$44.80
Sony MDR-XB550AP aliexpressUSED MDR-XB550AP EXTRA BASS Headphones p...USED MDR-XB550AP EXTRA BASS Headphones powerful bass free shipping
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$46.00
Sony MDR-XB550AP aliexpressOriginal SONY MDR-XB550AP Extra Bass Hea...Original SONY MDR-XB550AP Extra Bass Headset Stereo Handsfree Headset free shipping earphone 3.5mm Wired
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$64.00
Sony MDR-XB550AP aliexpressOriginal SONY MDR-XB550AP Extra Bass Hea...Original SONY MDR-XB550AP Extra Bass Headset Stereo Handsfree Headset free shipping
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$65.00

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