47points

Audio-Technica ATH-WS33X

61points

Shure SRH440

Audio-Technica ATH-WS33X
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Audio-Technica ATH-WS33X vs Shure SRH440

Audio-Technica ATH-WS33X
Shure SRH440
Audio-Technica ATH-WS33X
Shure SRH440

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-WS33X better than Shure SRH440?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 10 Ohms lower impedance
    34 Ohmsvs44 Ohms
  • 122g lighter
    150gvs272g
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Has an on-ear form

Why is Shure SRH440 better than Audio-Technica ATH-WS33X?

  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • 3dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    105dB/mWvs102dB/mW
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Can be folded
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has a straight plug

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-WS33X
Shure SRH440

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

2.has an over-the-ear form
Audio-Technica ATH-WS33X
Shure SRH440

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.

3.has a detachable cable
Audio-Technica ATH-WS33X
Shure SRH440

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

4.weight

150g

272g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-WS33X
Shure SRH440

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

6.has included ear pads
Audio-Technica ATH-WS33X
Shure SRH440

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

23000Hz

22000Hz

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

2.lowest frequency

10Hz

10Hz

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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Audio-Technica ATH-WS33X
Shure SRH440

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

4.sound pressure level

102dB/mW

105dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

5.has a neodymium magnet
Audio-Technica ATH-WS33X
Shure SRH440

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

6.driver unit size

40mm

40mm

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-WS33X
Shure SRH440

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

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