55points

Audio-Technica ATH-M50

52points

Sony MDR-V55

Audio-Technica ATH-M50
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19 facts in comparison

Audio-Technica ATH-M50 vs Sony MDR-V55

Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Sony MDR-V55
55
points
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
52
points
Sony MDR-V55

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-M50 better than Sony MDR-V55?

  • 3000Hz higher high-frequency
    ?

    28000Hzvs25000Hz
  • Has passive noise reduction
    ?
  • 2 Ohms lower impedance
    ?

    38 Ohmsvs40 Ohms
  • Has an over-the-ear form
    ?
  • 5mm bigger driver unit
    ?

    45mmvs40mm
  • 2.2m longer cable
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    3.4mvs1.2m
  • Has a coil cable
    ?
  • Has a straight plug
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Why is Sony MDR-V55 better than Audio-Technica ATH-M50?

  • 10Hz lower low-frequency
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    5Hzvs15Hz
  • 6dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    ?

    105dB/mWvs99dB/mW
  • 64g lighter
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    220gvs284g
  • Has an on-ear form
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  • Has a tangle free cable
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  • Has an L-shaped plug
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Price comparison

Audio-Technica ATH-M50

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$239.99

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Sony MDR-V55

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Sony MDR-V55
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
Sony MDR-V55
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
Sony MDR-V55
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

220g

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.
5.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Sony MDR-V55
Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.
6.has an on-ear form
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Sony MDR-V55
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.sound pressure level

99dB/mW

105dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
2.highest frequency

28000Hz

25000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
3.lowest frequency

15Hz

5Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
4.has passive noise reduction
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Sony MDR-V55
The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
5.impedance

38 Ohms

40 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.
6.driver unit size

45mm

40mm

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Sony MDR-V55
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

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