60points

Audio-Technica ATH-M50

52points

Audio-Technica ATH-WS99

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Audio-Technica ATH-M50 vs Audio-Technica ATH-WS99

Audio-Technica ATH-M50
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Why is Audio-Technica ATH-M50 better than Audio-Technica ATH-WS99?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has a coiled cord

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-WS99 better than Audio-Technica ATH-M50?

  • 7Hz lower low-frequency
    8Hzvs15Hz
  • 1 Ohms lower impedance
    37 Ohmsvs38 Ohms
  • 34g lighter
    250gvs284g
  • 3dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    102dB/mWvs99dB/mW
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • 8mm bigger driver unit
    53mmvs45mm

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
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Audio-Technica ATH-WS99

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-M50
Audio-Technica ATH-WS99

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

284g

250g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.can be folded
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Audio-Technica ATH-WS99

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

5.has a coiled cord
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Audio-Technica ATH-WS99

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

6.has a straight plug
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Audio-Technica ATH-WS99

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

28000Hz

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

2.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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Audio-Technica ATH-WS99

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

99dB/mW

102dB/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
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Audio-Technica ATH-WS99

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.driver unit size

45mm

53mm

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

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Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Audio-Technica ATH-WS99

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

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Features

1.can be used as a headset
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Audio-Technica ATH-WS99

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.

2.has an in-line control panel
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Audio-Technica ATH-WS99

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

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