Audio-Technica ATH-WM55Sony MDR-XB800
Top 58%571 points
Top 58%
Top 40%814 points
Top 40%
Audio-Technica ATH-WM55
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Audio-Technica ATH-WM55 vs Sony MDR-XB800: 18 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
28000Hz

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
3Hz

3. weight

200g lighter.
90g
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
290g

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-XB800
45% 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.
20 Ohms
Flips Solo 2 Social: 4 Ohms
24 Ohms

6. 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-XB800
34% have it

7. 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
106dB/mW

8. 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-XB800
70% have it

9. has a tangle free cable

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.
Audio-Technica ATH-WM55
Sony MDR-XB800
24% have it

10. 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-XB800
39% have it

11. can be folded

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.
Audio-Technica ATH-WM55
Sony MDR-XB800
32% have it

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-XB800
78% have it

13. 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 LCD2 Classic: 106mm
50mm

14. 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
Sony MDR-XB800
51% have it

15. 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-XB800
31% 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-XB800
84% have it

17. 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-XB800
23% have it

18. cable length

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

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