Audio-Technica ATH-WM55Sony MDR-HW300K
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Audio-Technica ATH-WM55 vs Sony MDR-HW300K: 16 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
22000Hz

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

100g lighter.
90g
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
190g

4. has a neodymium magnet

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
Audio-Technica ATH-WM55
Sony MDR-HW300K
33% have it

5. 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-HW300K
72% have it

6. 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
Sony MDR-HW300K
39% have it

7. can be folded

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.
Audio-Technica ATH-WM55
Sony MDR-HW300K
32% have it

8. 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
40mm

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
Sony MDR-HW300K
76% 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
Sony MDR-HW300K
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
Sony MDR-HW300K
32% have it

12. Can be used wirelessly

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
Audio-Technica ATH-WM55
Sony MDR-HW300K
16% have it

13. has a battery level indicator

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
Audio-Technica ATH-WM55
Sony MDR-HW300K
9% have it

14. cable length

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
1m
Pioneer SE-A1000: 6m
0.5m

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
Sony MDR-HW300K
22% have it

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