46points

Audio-Technica ATH-WM55

51points

Sony MDR-XB50AP

Audio-Technica ATH-WM55
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Audio-Technica ATH-WM55 vs Sony MDR-XB50AP

Audio-Technica ATH-WM55
Sony MDR-XB50AP
Audio-Technica ATH-WM55
Sony MDR-XB50AP

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-WM55 better than Sony MDR-XB50AP?

  • Can be folded
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
  • Has an on-ear form

Why is Sony MDR-XB50AP better than Audio-Technica ATH-WM55?

  • 1000Hz higher high-frequency
    24000Hzvs23000Hz
  • 6Hz lower low-frequency
    4Hzvs10Hz
  • 82g lighter
    8gvs90g
  • 4 Ohms lower impedance
    16 Ohmsvs20 Ohms
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • 2dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    110dB/mWvs108dB/mW
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has an in-line control panel

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-WM55
Sony MDR-XB50AP

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

2.weight

90g

8g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

3.has an in-ear form
Audio-Technica ATH-WM55
Sony MDR-XB50AP

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.

4.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-WM55
Sony MDR-XB50AP

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

5.has an L-shaped plug
Audio-Technica ATH-WM55
Sony MDR-XB50AP

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.

6.has an on-ear form
Audio-Technica ATH-WM55
Sony MDR-XB50AP

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.

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

10Hz

4Hz

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

23000Hz

24000Hz

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

108dB/mW

110dB/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-WM55
Sony MDR-XB50AP

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

20 Ohms

16 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

30mm

12mm

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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Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-WM55
Sony MDR-XB50AP

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

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Features

1.has an in-line control panel
Audio-Technica ATH-WM55
Sony MDR-XB50AP

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

2.can be used as a headset
Audio-Technica ATH-WM55
Sony MDR-XB50AP

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.

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