61points

Audio-Technica ATH-W5000

71points

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8

Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
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Audio-Technica ATH-W5000 vs Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8

Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
61
points
71
points

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-W5000 better than Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8?

  • 15Hz lower low-frequency
    5Hzvs20Hz
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be folded
  • Has a tangle free cable

Why is Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8 better than Audio-Technica ATH-W5000?

  • 10 Ohms lower impedance
    30 Ohmsvs40 Ohms
  • 85g lighter
    255gvs340g
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8

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 a detachable cable
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8

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

3.has an over-the-ear form
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8

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.

4.weight

340g

255g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has a tangle free cable
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

6.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8

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

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

5Hz

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

45000Hz

22000Hz

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.has a neodymium magnet
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8

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

4.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8

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.

5.impedance

40 Ohms

30 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.driver unit size

53mm

40mm

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

Best

Audeze LCD2 Classic

106mm

Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

2.has a removable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8

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

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8

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.

2.can be used as a headset
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8

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.

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