66points

Audio-Technica ATH-M40x

61points

Audio-Technica ATH-M50

86points

Philips SHB8850NC

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Audio-Technica ATH-M50
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Audio-Technica ATH-M40x vs Audio-Technica ATH-M50 vs Philips SHB8850NC

Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Philips SHB8850NC
Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Philips SHB8850NC

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-M40x better than Audio-Technica ATH-M50 & Philips SHB8850NC?

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Why is Audio-Technica ATH-M50 better than Audio-Technica ATH-M40x & Philips SHB8850NC?

    Why is Philips SHB8850NC better than Audio-Technica ATH-M40x & Audio-Technica ATH-M50?

    • Lowest frequency
      10Hzvs15,15Hz
    • Weight
      232gvs240,284g
    • Impedance
      16 Ohmsvs35,38 Ohms
    • Sound pressure level
      105dB/mWvs98,99dB/mW
    • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
    • Can be used as a headset
    • Can be used wirelessly
    • Control panel placed on a device

    Top specs and features

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    Design

    1.has stereo speakers
    Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50
    Philips SHB8850NC

    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-M40x
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50
    Philips SHB8850NC

    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.weight

    240g

    284g

    232g

    Best

    Sony MDR-EX150AP

    3g

    4.has a detachable cable
    Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50
    Philips SHB8850NC

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

    5.can be folded
    Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50
    Philips SHB8850NC

    Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.

    6.sweat resistant
    Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50
    Philips SHB8850NC

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

    For example

    RHA TrueConnect

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    Sound quality

    1.lowest frequency

    15Hz

    15Hz

    10Hz

    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

    24000Hz

    28000Hz

    22000Hz

    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.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
    Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50
    Philips SHB8850NC

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

    4.sound pressure level

    98dB/mW

    99dB/mW

    105dB/mW

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

    Best

    AKG K553 Pro

    144dB/mW

    5.driver unit size

    40mm

    45mm

    32mm

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

    Best

    Audeze LCD2 Classic

    106mm

    6.has a neodymium magnet
    Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50
    Philips SHB8850NC

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

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    Power

    1.has a battery level indicator
    Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50
    Philips SHB8850NC

    An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

    2.has a rechargeable battery
    Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50
    Philips SHB8850NC

    The battery can be recharged and used over again.

    3.has a removable battery
    Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50
    Philips SHB8850NC

    The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

    For example

    Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

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    Connectivity

    1.Can be used wirelessly
    Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50
    Philips SHB8850NC

    Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

    2.has a 3.5mm male connector
    Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50
    Philips SHB8850NC

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

    3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
    Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50
    Philips SHB8850NC

    Device supports fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.

    4.Has WiFi
    Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50
    Philips SHB8850NC

    The device can connect to WiFi.

    For example

    Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

    5.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
    Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50
    Philips SHB8850NC

    802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.

    For example

    JBL Reflect Contour 2

    6.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
    Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50
    Philips SHB8850NC

    802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

    For example

    RHA TrueConnect

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    Features

    1.control panel placed on a device
    Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50
    Philips SHB8850NC

    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.

    2.can be used as a headset
    Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50
    Philips SHB8850NC

    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.

    3.has a noise canceling microphone
    Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50
    Philips SHB8850NC

    These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

    For example

    Microsoft Surface Headphones

    4.has voice commands
    Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50
    Philips SHB8850NC

    You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.

    5.has an accelerometer
    Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50
    Philips SHB8850NC

    An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

    For example

    Sony Xperia Ear Duo

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    Miscellaneous

    1.wireless charging
    Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50
    Philips SHB8850NC

    The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

    2.can be controlled remotely
    Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50
    Philips SHB8850NC

    A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

    For example

    Audio-Technica ATH-CKR7TW

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