Audio-Technica ATH-WM55HiFiMAN HE-4
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Audio-Technica ATH-WM55
HiFiMAN HE-4
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Audio-Technica ATH-WM55 vs HiFiMAN HE-4: 17 facts in comparison

1. highest frequency

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
23000Hz
Sony MDR-Z1R: 120000Hz
60000Hz

2. lowest frequency

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
10Hz
Sony MH1CBLK: 1Hz
10Hz

3. weight

260g lighter.
90g
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
350g

4. impedance

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.
20Ohms
Flips Solo 2 Social: 4Ohms
38Ohms

5. sound pressure level

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
108dB/mW
AKG K553 Pro: 144dB/mW
86dB/mW

6. no battery needed

This device works without batteries. It weighs less and you don't have to worry about recharging or replacing the battery.
Audio-Technica ATH-WM55
HiFiMAN HE-4
73% have it

7. has a detachable cable

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
Audio-Technica ATH-WM55
HiFiMAN HE-4
38% have it

8. can be folded

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.
Audio-Technica ATH-WM55
HiFiMAN HE-4
31% have it

9. has stereo speakers

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
Audio-Technica ATH-WM55
HiFiMAN HE-4
75% have it

10. has an over-the-ear form

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.
Audio-Technica ATH-WM55
HiFiMAN HE-4
42% have it

11. has an L-shaped plug

An L-shaped plug is better if the jack is on the left or right side of the device, so that the cable isn't bent, and is less likely to break when the device is in your pocket.
Audio-Technica ATH-WM55
HiFiMAN HE-4
32% have it

12. has a straight plug

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.
Audio-Technica ATH-WM55
HiFiMAN HE-4
53% have it

13. has included ear pads

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.
Audio-Technica ATH-WM55
HiFiMAN HE-4
42% have it

14. cable length

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
1m
Pioneer SE-A1000: 6m
3m

16. has an on-ear form

This device comfortably rests on top of your outer ears. As it doesn't block out everything from the outside world, it's preferred in places like office environments and recommended for outdoor activities.
Audio-Technica ATH-WM55
HiFiMAN HE-4
22% have it

17. has an open-back design

The device is designed in a way that allows sound to go out through the back of the ear cups, which usually have vents or perforations. This design provides very natural and accurate sound.
Audio-Technica ATH-WM55
HiFiMAN HE-4
10% have it

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