66points

Audio-Technica ATH-M40x

54points

Harman Kardon Soho

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Audio-Technica ATH-M40x vs Harman Kardon Soho

Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
Harman Kardon Soho
Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
Harman Kardon Soho

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-M40x better than Harman Kardon Soho?

  • 5Hz lower low-frequency
    15Hzvs20Hz
  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has a coiled cord

Why is Harman Kardon Soho better than Audio-Technica ATH-M40x?

  • 3 Ohms lower impedance
    32 Ohmsvs35 Ohms
  • 2dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    100dB/mWvs98dB/mW
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has an on-ear form

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
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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
Harman Kardon Soho

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
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Harman Kardon Soho

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

4.can be folded
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Harman Kardon Soho

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

5.travel bag is included
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Harman Kardon Soho

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

6.has a coiled cord
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Harman Kardon Soho

A coiled cord typically offers more flexibility as it can be extended, and taken outside for example.

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

15Hz

20Hz

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

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.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
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Harman Kardon Soho

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

100dB/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.has a neodymium magnet
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Harman Kardon Soho

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

35 Ohms

32 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

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Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
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Harman Kardon Soho

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

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Features

1.has an in-line control panel
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Harman Kardon Soho

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

2.can be used as a headset
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Harman Kardon Soho

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.

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