46points

Audio-Technica ATH-M50

37points

Grado SR80i

Audio-Technica ATH-M50
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17 facts in comparison

Audio-Technica ATH-M50 vs Grado SR80i

Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Grado SR80i

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-M50 better than Grado SR80i?

  • 5Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    15Hzvs20Hz
  • 8000Hz higher high-frequency
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    28000Hzvs20000Hz
  • Has passive noise reduction
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  • 1dB/mW higher sound pressure level
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    99dB/mWvs98dB/mW
  • Has an over-the-ear form
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  • 5mm bigger driver unit
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    45mmvs40mm
  • Can be folded
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  • 1.4m longer cable
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    3.4mvs2m

Why is Grado SR80i better than Audio-Technica ATH-M50?

  • 6 Ohms lower impedance
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    32 Ohmsvs38 Ohms
  • 154g lighter
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    130gvs284g
  • Has an on-ear form
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  • Has an open-back design
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Price comparison

Audio-Technica ATH-M50

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$121.27

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Grado SR80i
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
Grado SR80i
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

130g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
4.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Grado SR80i
Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.
5.has an on-ear form
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Grado SR80i
This device comfortably rests on top of your outer ears. As it doesn't block out everything from the outside world, it's preferred in places like office environments and recommended for outdoor activities.
A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.

Sound quality

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
2.highest frequency

28000Hz

20000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
3.has passive noise reduction
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Grado SR80i
The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
5.has a neodymium magnet
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Grado SR80i
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

38 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.

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Grado SR80i
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

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