61points

Audio-Technica ATH-W5000

44points

Sennheiser HD 800

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18 facts in comparison

Audio-Technica ATH-W5000 vs Sennheiser HD 800

Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Sennheiser HD 800
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Sennheiser HD 800
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44
points

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-W5000 better than Sennheiser HD 800?

  • 1Hz lower low-frequency
    5Hzvs6Hz
  • 260 Ohms lower impedance
    40 Ohmsvs300 Ohms
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Can be folded
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Travel bag is included

Why is Sennheiser HD 800 better than Audio-Technica ATH-W5000?

  • 6000Hz higher high-frequency
    51000Hzvs45000Hz
  • 10g lighter
    330gvs340g
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
  • Has an open-back design

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Sennheiser HD 800

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
Sennheiser HD 800

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
Sennheiser HD 800

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

330g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Sennheiser HD 800

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

6.has a tangle free cable
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Sennheiser HD 800

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

45000Hz

51000Hz

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

5Hz

6Hz

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-W5000
Sennheiser HD 800

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

For example

RHA TrueConnect

4.sound pressure level

102dB/mW

102dB/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

40 Ohms

300 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-W5000
Sennheiser HD 800

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-W5000
Sennheiser HD 800

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

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