68points

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

39points

Fostex TH-7

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Audio-Technica ATH-M50x vs Fostex TH-7

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Fostex TH-7
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Fostex TH-7
68
points
39
points

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-M50x better than Fostex TH-7?

  • 5Hz lower low-frequency
    15Hzvs20Hz
  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 32 Ohms lower impedance
    38 Ohmsvs70 Ohms
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be folded
  • Travel bag is included

Why is Fostex TH-7 better than Audio-Technica ATH-M50x?

  • 25g lighter
    260gvs285g
  • Has an on-ear form

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Fostex TH-7

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-M50x
Fostex TH-7

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-M50x
Fostex TH-7

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

4.weight

285g

260g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Fostex TH-7

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

6.travel bag is included
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Fostex TH-7

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

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

15Hz

20Hz

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

2.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

3.sound pressure level

99dB/mW

98dB/mW

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

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

4.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Fostex TH-7

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

70 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-M50x
Fostex TH-7

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-M50x
Fostex TH-7

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

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