54points

Audio-Technica ATH-WS99

72points

Sennheiser RS 175

Audio-Technica ATH-WS99
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Audio-Technica ATH-WS99 vs Sennheiser RS 175

Audio-Technica ATH-WS99
Sennheiser RS 175
Audio-Technica ATH-WS99
Sennheiser RS 175
54
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72
points

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-WS99 better than Sennheiser RS 175?

  • 9Hz lower low-frequency
    8Hzvs17Hz
  • 60g lighter
    250gvs310g
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has an in-line control panel

Why is Sennheiser RS 175 better than Audio-Technica ATH-WS99?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 5 Ohms lower impedance
    32 Ohmsvs37 Ohms
  • 12dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    114dB/mWvs102dB/mW
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Has a rechargeable battery

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-WS99
Sennheiser RS 175

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 a detachable cable
Audio-Technica ATH-WS99
Sennheiser RS 175

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

3.has an over-the-ear form
Audio-Technica ATH-WS99
Sennheiser RS 175

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.

4.weight

250g

310g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-WS99
Sennheiser RS 175

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

6.has a straight plug
Audio-Technica ATH-WS99
Sennheiser RS 175

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

25000Hz

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

8Hz

17Hz

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.sound pressure level

102dB/mW

114dB/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 sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Audio-Technica ATH-WS99
Sennheiser RS 175

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

5.impedance

37 Ohms

32 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

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Audio-Technica ATH-WS99
Sennheiser RS 175

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-WS99
Sennheiser RS 175

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-WS99
Sennheiser RS 175

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Audio-Technica ATH-WS99
Sennheiser RS 175

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-WS99
Sennheiser RS 175

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

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Audio-Technica ATH-WS99
Sennheiser RS 175

There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.

2.can be used as a headset
Audio-Technica ATH-WS99
Sennheiser RS 175

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.

3.has an in-line control panel
Audio-Technica ATH-WS99
Sennheiser RS 175

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

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