60points

Audio-Technica ATH-W5000

56points

Pioneer SE-NC21M

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Audio-Technica ATH-W5000 vs Pioneer SE-NC21M

Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Pioneer SE-NC21M
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Pioneer SE-NC21M

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-W5000 better than Pioneer SE-NC21M?

  • 5Hz lower low-frequency
    5Hzvs10Hz
  • 4 Ohms lower impedance
    40 Ohmsvs44 Ohms
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has a straight plug

Why is Pioneer SE-NC21M better than Audio-Technica ATH-W5000?

  • 220g lighter
    120gvs340g
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
  • Has an on-ear form
  • Has a removable battery

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Pioneer SE-NC21M

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-W5000
Pioneer SE-NC21M

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

340g

120g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Pioneer SE-NC21M

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

5.has a tangle free cable
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Pioneer SE-NC21M

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

6.travel bag is included
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Pioneer SE-NC21M

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

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

5Hz

10Hz

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.sound pressure level

102dB/mW

95dB/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 a neodymium magnet
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Pioneer SE-NC21M

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

5.impedance

40 Ohms

44 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

30mm

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

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Power

1.has a removable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Pioneer SE-NC21M

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

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Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Pioneer SE-NC21M

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

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