62points

Audio-Technica ATH-M50

61points

Philips O'Neill SHO9561/28

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Audio-Technica ATH-M50 vs Philips O'Neill SHO9561/28

Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Philips O'Neill SHO9561/28
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Philips O'Neill SHO9561/28
62
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61
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Why is Audio-Technica ATH-M50 better than Philips O'Neill SHO9561/28?

  • Can be folded
  • Has a coiled cord

Why is Philips O'Neill SHO9561/28 better than Audio-Technica ATH-M50?

  • 3Hz lower low-frequency
    12Hzvs15Hz
  • 6 Ohms lower impedance
    32 Ohmsvs38 Ohms
  • 124g lighter
    160gvs284g
  • 6dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    105dB/mWvs99dB/mW
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has a tangle free cable

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Philips O'Neill SHO9561/28

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 a detachable cable
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Philips O'Neill SHO9561/28

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

3.has an over-the-ear form
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Philips O'Neill SHO9561/28

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.

4.weight

284g

160g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has a tangle free cable
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Philips O'Neill SHO9561/28

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

6.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Philips O'Neill SHO9561/28

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

Sound quality

1.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

2.lowest frequency

15Hz

12Hz

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
Philips O'Neill SHO9561/28

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

105dB/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
Philips O'Neill SHO9561/28

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
Philips O'Neill SHO9561/28

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

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