AudioQuest NightHawkSoundMagic PL21
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AudioQuest NightHawk vs SoundMagic PL21: 17 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.
10000Hz
Sony MDR-Z1R: 120000Hz
22000Hz

2. 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.
AudioQuest NightHawk
SoundMagic PL21
45% have it

3. 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.
AudioQuest NightHawk
SoundMagic PL21
34% have it

4. no battery needed

This device works without batteries. It weighs less and you don't have to worry about recharging or replacing the battery.
AudioQuest NightHawk
SoundMagic PL21
70% have it

5. has a tangle free cable

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.
AudioQuest NightHawk
SoundMagic PL21
24% have it

6. has an in-line control panel

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
AudioQuest NightHawk
SoundMagic PL21
45% have it

7. can be used as a headset

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.
AudioQuest NightHawk
SoundMagic PL21
40% have it

8. 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.
AudioQuest NightHawk
SoundMagic PL21
78% have it

9. 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.
50mm
Audeze LCD2 Classic: 106mm
9mm

10. has an over-the-ear form

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.
AudioQuest NightHawk
SoundMagic PL21
41% have it

11. has a straight plug

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.
AudioQuest NightHawk
SoundMagic PL21
51% have it

12. has included ear pads

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.
AudioQuest NightHawk
SoundMagic PL21
41% have it

13. travel bag is included

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
AudioQuest NightHawk
SoundMagic PL21
63% have it

14. has active noise canceling/noise reduction

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.
AudioQuest NightHawk
SoundMagic PL21
12% have it

16. sweat resistant

Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
AudioQuest NightHawk
SoundMagic PL21
10% have it

17. has an in-ear form

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.
AudioQuest NightHawk
SoundMagic PL21
33% have it

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