62points

Audio-Technica ATH-M50

64points

Marshall Major

Audio-Technica ATH-M50
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Audio-Technica ATH-M50 vs Marshall Major

Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Marshall Major
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Marshall Major
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64
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Why is Audio-Technica ATH-M50 better than Marshall Major?

  • 5Hz lower low-frequency
    15Hzvs20Hz
  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 16.5g lighter
    284gvs300.5g
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has an over-the-ear form

Why is Marshall Major better than Audio-Technica ATH-M50?

  • 6 Ohms lower impedance
    32 Ohmsvs38 Ohms
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has an on-ear form

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Marshall Major

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
Marshall Major

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

300.5g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Marshall Major

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

5.has a coiled cord
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Marshall Major

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

6.has an on-ear form
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Marshall Major

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.

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
Marshall Major

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

98.9dB/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

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.has a neodymium magnet
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Marshall Major

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
Marshall Major

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

Features

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

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
Marshall Major

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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