Audio-Technica ATH-WM55Sony MDR-EX150AP
Top 58%558 points
Top 58%
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Top 53%
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Audio-Technica ATH-WM55 vs Sony MDR-EX150AP: 20 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
24000Hz

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
5Hz

3. weight

87g lighter.
90g
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
3g

4. has sound isolation/passive noise reduction

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
Audio-Technica ATH-WM55
Sony MDR-EX150AP
48% have it

5. 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
16Ohms

6. 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
103dB/mW

7. 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
Sony MDR-EX150AP
73% 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
Sony MDR-EX150AP
31% have it

9. has an in-line control panel

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
Audio-Technica ATH-WM55
Sony MDR-EX150AP
44% have it

10. can be used as a headset

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.
Audio-Technica ATH-WM55
Sony MDR-EX150AP
36% have it

11. driver unit size

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
30mm
Audeze EL-8 Titanium: 100mm
9mm

12. 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
Sony MDR-EX150AP
75% have it

13. 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
Sony MDR-EX150AP
32% have it

14. Can be used wirelessly

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
Audio-Technica ATH-WM55
Sony MDR-EX150AP
16% have it

16. has a 3.5mm male connector

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
Audio-Technica ATH-WM55
Sony MDR-EX150AP
87% have it

17. cable length

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
1m
Pioneer SE-A1000: 6m
1.2m

18. 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
Sony MDR-EX150AP
22% have it

19. has an in-ear form

The in-ear device is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. It is inserted in the ear canal itself and blocks out a lot of environmental noise. It has stronger bass tones and is unlikely to fall out of the ear.
Audio-Technica ATH-WM55
Sony MDR-EX150AP
33% have it

20. Weather sealed

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
Audio-Technica ATH-WM55
Sony MDR-EX150AP
3% have it

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