62points

Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD

47points

ifrogz EarPollution CS40

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Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD vs ifrogz EarPollution CS40

Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
ifrogz EarPollution CS40
Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
ifrogz EarPollution CS40
62
points
47
points

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD better than ifrogz EarPollution CS40?

  • 15Hz lower low-frequency
    15Hzvs30Hz
  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has a coiled cord

Why is ifrogz EarPollution CS40 better than Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD?

  • 6 Ohms lower impedance
    32 Ohmsvs38 Ohms
  • 103g lighter
    181gvs284g
  • 21dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    120dB/mWvs99dB/mW
  • Has an on-ear form

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
ifrogz EarPollution CS40

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-M50RD
ifrogz EarPollution CS40

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

181g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
ifrogz EarPollution CS40

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

5.has a tangle free cable
Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
ifrogz EarPollution CS40

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

For example

SoundMagic E11C

6.travel bag is included
Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
ifrogz EarPollution CS40

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

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

30Hz

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-M50RD
ifrogz EarPollution CS40

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

120dB/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-M50RD
ifrogz EarPollution CS40

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.Can be used wirelessly
Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
ifrogz EarPollution CS40

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

For example

JBL Under Armour True Wireless Flash

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
ifrogz EarPollution CS40

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

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