67points

Audio-Technica ATH-M40x

59points

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro

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Audio-Technica ATH-M40x vs Sennheiser HD 280 Pro

Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
67
points
59
points

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-M40x better than Sennheiser HD 280 Pro?

  • 29 Ohms lower impedance
    35 Ohmsvs64 Ohms
  • 45g lighter
    240gvs285g
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Travel bag is included

Why is Sennheiser HD 280 Pro better than Audio-Technica ATH-M40x?

  • 1000Hz higher high-frequency
    25000Hzvs24000Hz
  • 7Hz lower low-frequency
    8Hzvs15Hz
  • 15dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    113dB/mWvs98dB/mW

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
Sennheiser HD 280 Pro

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 a detachable cable
Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
Sennheiser HD 280 Pro

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

3.has an over-the-ear form
Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
Sennheiser HD 280 Pro

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.

4.weight

240g

285g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
Sennheiser HD 280 Pro

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

6.travel bag is included
Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
Sennheiser HD 280 Pro

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

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

15Hz

8Hz

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

25000Hz

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.sound pressure level

98dB/mW

113dB/mW

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

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

4.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
Sennheiser HD 280 Pro

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

5.has a neodymium magnet
Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
Sennheiser HD 280 Pro

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

64 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

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
Sennheiser HD 280 Pro

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

For example

JBL Live 650BTNC

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
Sennheiser HD 280 Pro

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

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