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Audio-Technica ATH-M30x vs Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

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Why is Audio-Technica ATH-M30x better than Audio-Technica ATH-M50x?

  • 65g lighter
    220gvs285g

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-M50x better than Audio-Technica ATH-M30x?

  • 6000Hz higher high-frequency
    ?

    28000Hzvs22000Hz
  • 3dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    ?

    99dB/mWvs96dB/mW
  • 9 Ohms lower impedance
    ?

    38 Ohmsvs47 Ohms
  • Has a detachable cable
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  • 5mm bigger driver unit
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    45mmvs40mm
  • Has a coil cable
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Price comparison

Audio-Technica ATH-M30x

ProductStorePrice
Audio-Technica ATH-M30x AmazonAudio-Technica ATH-M30x Professional Stu...Audio-Technica ATH-M30x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones, Black
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$69.00
Audio-Technica ATH-M30x AmazonAudio-Technica ATH-M30x Professional Stu...Audio-Technica ATH-M30x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones, Black (Renewed)
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$59.00
Audio-Technica ATH-M30x aliexpressOriginal Audio-Technica ATH-M30x Profess...Original Audio-Technica ATH-M30x Professional Monitor Headphones Closed-back Dynamic Over-ear Headsets HiFi Foldable Earphones
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€87.87

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

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$132.88

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Audio-Technica ATH-M50x AmazonAudio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Mon...Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Monitor Headphones + Slappa Full Sized HardBody PRO Headphone Case (SL-HP-07)
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$163.90
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x AmazonAudio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Stu...Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones (Renewed)
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$137.91
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$116.95
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$147.00
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x AmazonAudio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Stu...Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones, Black, Professional Grade, Critically Acclaimed, With Detachable Cable
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$149.00
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x AmazonAudio-Technica ATH M50x Professional Stu...Audio-Technica ATH M50x Professional Studio Headphone with BAL M50x Bluetooth Adapter for Wired & Wireless Headphones
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$169.95
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Design

1.has stereo speakers
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2.has an over-the-ear form
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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.

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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.

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4.weight
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5.travel bag is included
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The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

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6.can be folded
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Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.

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Sound quality

1.sound pressure level
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2.lowest frequency
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3.highest frequency
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The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble. Show more

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

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5.impedance
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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. Show more

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6.driver unit size
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The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

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Connectivity

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

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