61points

Audio-Technica ATH-M50

65points

JBL J88

Audio-Technica ATH-M50
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Audio-Technica ATH-M50 vs JBL J88

Audio-Technica ATH-M50
JBL J88
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
JBL J88

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-M50 better than JBL J88?

  • 623g lighter
    284gvs907g
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has a coiled cord

Why is JBL J88 better than Audio-Technica ATH-M50?

  • 7Hz lower low-frequency
    8Hzvs15Hz
  • 6 Ohms lower impedance
    32 Ohmsvs38 Ohms
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • 5mm bigger driver unit
    50mmvs45mm
  • Travel bag is included

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
JBL J88

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
JBL J88

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

907g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.has a detachable cable
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
JBL J88

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

5.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
JBL J88

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

6.has a tangle free cable
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
JBL J88

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

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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

28000Hz

24000Hz

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
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
JBL J88

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

4.has a neodymium magnet
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
JBL J88

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

5.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.

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

6.driver unit size

45mm

50mm

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
JBL J88

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
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
JBL J88

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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