63points

Audio-Technica ATH-M50

97points

Sennheiser PXC 550

65points

Shure SRH1540

Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Comparison winner
Sennheiser PXC 550
Shure SRH1540
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26 facts in comparison

Audio-Technica ATH-M50 vs Sennheiser PXC 550 vs Shure SRH1540

Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Sennheiser PXC 550
Shure SRH1540
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Sennheiser PXC 550
Shure SRH1540
63
points
97
points
65
points

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-M50 better than Sennheiser PXC 550 & Shure SRH1540?

  • Impedance
    38 Ohmsvs490,46 Ohms
  • Has a coil cable

Why is Sennheiser PXC 550 better than Audio-Technica ATH-M50 & Shure SRH1540?

  • Weight
    227gvs284,286g
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Has a rechargeable battery

Why is Shure SRH1540 better than Audio-Technica ATH-M50 & Sennheiser PXC 550?

  • Lowest frequency
    5Hzvs15,17Hz
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has included ear pads

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Sennheiser PXC 550
Shure SRH1540

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
Sennheiser PXC 550
Shure SRH1540

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.has a detachable cable
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Sennheiser PXC 550
Shure SRH1540

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

4.weight

284g

227g

286g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has a tangle free cable
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Sennheiser PXC 550
Shure SRH1540

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

6.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Sennheiser PXC 550
Shure SRH1540

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

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

28000Hz

23000Hz

25000Hz

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

17Hz

5Hz

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
Sennheiser PXC 550
Shure SRH1540

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

110dB/mW

99dB/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

490 Ohms

46 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
Sennheiser PXC 550
Shure SRH1540

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

Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Sennheiser PXC 550
Shure SRH1540

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

2.has a battery level indicator
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Sennheiser PXC 550
Shure SRH1540

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Sennheiser PXC 550
Shure SRH1540

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Sennheiser PXC 550
Shure SRH1540

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

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Sennheiser PXC 550
Shure SRH1540

Device supports fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Sennheiser PXC 550
Shure SRH1540

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.control panel placed on a device
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Sennheiser PXC 550
Shure SRH1540

There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.

3.has an in-line control panel
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Sennheiser PXC 550
Shure SRH1540

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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