Audio-Technica ATH-M30SoundMagic PL10
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Audio-Technica ATH-M30 vs SoundMagic PL10: 20 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
22000Hz

2. lowest frequency

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
20Hz
Sony MH1CBLK: 1Hz
20Hz

3. weight

190g lighter.
200g
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
10g

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-M30
SoundMagic PL10
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.
65Ohms
Flips Solo 2 Social: 4Ohms
12Ohms

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-M30
SoundMagic PL10
33% have it

7. sound pressure level

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
100dB/mW
AKG K553 Pro: 144dB/mW
95dB/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-M30
SoundMagic PL10
73% have it

9. can be used as a headset

A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for applications which require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones etc.
Audio-Technica ATH-M30
SoundMagic PL10
36% have it

10. 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
9mm

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-M30
SoundMagic PL10
75% have it

12. 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-M30
SoundMagic PL10
42% 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-M30
SoundMagic PL10
53% have it

14. has included ear pads

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.
Audio-Technica ATH-M30
SoundMagic PL10
42% have it

16. has active noise canceling/noise reduction

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.
Audio-Technica ATH-M30
SoundMagic PL10
13% have it

17. sweat resistant

Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
Audio-Technica ATH-M30
SoundMagic PL10
10% have it

18. cable length

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
3.4m
Pioneer SE-A1000: 6m
1.2m

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-M30
SoundMagic PL10
87% have it

20. has an in-ear form

The in-ear device is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. It is inserted in the ear canal itself and blocks out a lot of environmental noise. It has stronger bass tones and is unlikely to fall out of the ear.
Audio-Technica ATH-M30
SoundMagic PL10
33% have it

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