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Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
Bose QuietComfort 20i
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Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Top specs and features

Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD vs Bose QuietComfort 20i: 21 facts in comparison

1. weight

240g lighter.
284g
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
44g

2. has sound isolation/passive noise reduction

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
Bose QuietComfort 20i
45% have it

3. has a neodymium magnet

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
Bose QuietComfort 20i
35% have it

4. no battery needed

This device works without batteries. It weighs less and you don't have to worry about recharging or replacing the battery.
Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
Bose QuietComfort 20i
68% have it

5. can be folded

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.
Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
Bose QuietComfort 20i
30% have it

6. has an in-line control panel

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
Bose QuietComfort 20i
46% have it

7. can be used as a headset

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.
Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
Bose QuietComfort 20i
43% have it

8. has stereo speakers

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
Bose QuietComfort 20i
75% have it

9. has an over-the-ear form

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.
Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
Bose QuietComfort 20i
39% have it

10. has active noise canceling/noise reduction

This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.
Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
Bose QuietComfort 20i
13% have it

11. travel bag is included

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
Bose QuietComfort 20i
64% have it

12. has included ear pads

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.
Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
Bose QuietComfort 20i
43% have it

13. has a straight plug

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.
Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
Bose QuietComfort 20i
49% have it

14. has an L-shaped plug

An L-shaped plug is better if the jack is on the left or right side of the device, so that the cable isn't bent, and is less likely to break when the device is in your pocket.
Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
Bose QuietComfort 20i
30% have it

15. has a battery level indicator

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
Bose QuietComfort 20i
14% have it

16. has a 3.5mm male connector

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
Bose QuietComfort 20i
81% have it

17. cable length

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
1.2m
Pioneer SE-A1000: 6m
1.3m

18. has a coiled cord

A coiled cord typically offers more flexibility as it can be extended, and taken outside for example.
Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
Bose QuietComfort 20i
7% have it

19. has an in-ear form

The in-ear device is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. It is inserted in the ear canal itself and blocks out a lot of environmental noise. It has stronger bass tones and is unlikely to fall out of the ear.
Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
Bose QuietComfort 20i
36% have it

20. has a removable battery

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
Bose QuietComfort 20i
6% have it

21. has an earbud form

The earbud form is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. For some people it is more comfortable than in-ear form.
Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
Bose QuietComfort 20i
4% have it

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