62points

Audio Technica ATH-WS990BT

62points

Urbanista New York

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Audio Technica ATH-WS990BT vs Urbanista New York

Audio Technica ATH-WS990BT
Urbanista New York
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Audio Technica ATH-WS990BT
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Urbanista New York

Why is Audio Technica ATH-WS990BT better than Urbanista New York?

  • 13dB/mW higher sound pressure level
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    107dB/mWvs94dB/mW
  • 9h longer battery life
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    25hvs16h
  • Has an over-the-ear form
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  • Has a detachable cable
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  • 13mm bigger driver unit
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    53mmvs40mm
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
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  • 1 more years under manufacturer's warranty
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    2vs1
  • Has an L-shaped plug
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Why is Urbanista New York better than Audio Technica ATH-WS990BT?

  • 118 Ohms lower impedance
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    32 Ohmsvs150 Ohms
  • 66g lighter
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    234gvs300g
  • Has a battery level indicator
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  • 2.5h shorter charge time
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    2.5hvs5h
  • Can be folded
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  • Has an on-ear form
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  • Has voice commands
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Design

1.has stereo speakers
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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
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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
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With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
4.sweat resistance
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Urbanista New York
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
5.weight

300g

234g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
6.weather-sealed (splashproof)
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The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.

Sound quality

1.has passive noise reduction
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Urbanista New York
The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
2.has active noise cancellation (noise control)
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This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.
3.sound pressure level

107dB/mW

94dB/mW

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

150 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.
5.has a neodymium magnet
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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

53mm

40mm

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

Power

1.Battery life

25h

16h

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.
2.has a rechargeable battery
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Urbanista New York
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
3.has a battery level indicator
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Urbanista New York
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
4.charge time

5h

2.5h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
5.has a removable battery
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Urbanista New York
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
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Urbanista New York
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.Bluetooth version

4.1

4.1

Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
3.has a 3.5mm male connector
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Urbanista New York
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
4.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
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Urbanista New York
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability, and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.
5.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
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Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors – a, b, and g.
6.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
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Device supports fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
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A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.
2.has a noise-canceling microphone
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These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
3.number of microphones

1

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.control panel placed on a device
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Urbanista New York
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.
5.Has an in-line control panel
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Urbanista New York
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
6.warranty period

2

1

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.

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