61points

Audio-Technica ATH-M50

38points

Fostex TH-7

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Audio-Technica ATH-M50 vs Fostex TH-7

Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Fostex TH-7
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Fostex TH-7
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38
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Why is Audio-Technica ATH-M50 better than Fostex TH-7?

  • 5Hz lower low-frequency
    15Hzvs20Hz
  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 32 Ohms lower impedance
    38 Ohmsvs70 Ohms
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Can be folded
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Has a coiled cord

Why is Fostex TH-7 better than Audio-Technica ATH-M50?

  • 24g lighter
    260gvs284g
  • Has an on-ear form

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Fostex TH-7

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
Fostex TH-7

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

260g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Fostex TH-7

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

5.has a coiled cord
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Fostex TH-7

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

6.has a straight plug
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Fostex TH-7

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

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

28000Hz

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

2.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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Fostex TH-7

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

98dB/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.impedance

38 Ohms

70 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

6.has a neodymium magnet
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Fostex TH-7

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

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Fostex TH-7

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

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