42points

Bang & Olufsen A8

34points

Stax SR-007MK2

99points

Treblab Z2

Bang & Olufsen A8
Stax SR-007MK2
Comparison winner
Treblab Z2
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38 facts in comparison

Bang & Olufsen A8 vs Stax SR-007MK2 vs Treblab Z2

Bang & Olufsen A8
Stax SR-007MK2
Treblab Z2
Bang & Olufsen A8
Stax SR-007MK2
Treblab Z2
42
points
34
points
99
points

Why is Bang & Olufsen A8 better than Stax SR-007MK2 & Treblab Z2?

  • Impedance
    19 Ohmsvs170,32 Ohms
  • Weight
    22gvs365,252.3g
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
  • Has an in-ear form

Why is Stax SR-007MK2 better than Bang & Olufsen A8 & Treblab Z2?

  • Has an open-back design

Why is Treblab Z2 better than Bang & Olufsen A8 & Stax SR-007MK2?

  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Control panel placed on a device

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Bang & Olufsen A8
Stax SR-007MK2
Treblab Z2

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
Bang & Olufsen A8
Stax SR-007MK2
Treblab Z2

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
Bang & Olufsen A8
Stax SR-007MK2
Treblab Z2

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

22g

365g

252.3g

Best

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3g

5.can be folded
Bang & Olufsen A8
Stax SR-007MK2
Treblab Z2

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

6.has an in-ear form
Bang & Olufsen A8
Stax SR-007MK2
Treblab Z2

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.

Sound quality

1.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Bang & Olufsen A8
Stax SR-007MK2
Treblab Z2

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

For example

RHA TrueConnect

2.impedance

19 Ohms

170 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

3.has a neodymium magnet
Bang & Olufsen A8
Stax SR-007MK2
Treblab Z2

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

4.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Bang & Olufsen A8
Stax SR-007MK2
Treblab Z2

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.

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Bang & Olufsen A8
Stax SR-007MK2
Treblab Z2

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Bang & Olufsen A8
Stax SR-007MK2
Treblab Z2

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Bang & Olufsen A8
Stax SR-007MK2
Treblab Z2

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

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Bang & Olufsen A8
Stax SR-007MK2
Treblab Z2

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Bang & Olufsen A8
Stax SR-007MK2
Treblab Z2

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

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Bang & Olufsen A8
Stax SR-007MK2
Treblab Z2

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.

For example

Sony WH-1000XM3

4.Has WiFi
Bang & Olufsen A8
Stax SR-007MK2
Treblab Z2

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

5.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Bang & Olufsen A8
Stax SR-007MK2
Treblab Z2

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.

For example

RHA TrueConnect

6.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
Bang & Olufsen A8
Stax SR-007MK2
Treblab Z2

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.

For example

JBL Reflect Contour 2

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Bang & Olufsen A8
Stax SR-007MK2
Treblab Z2

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
Bang & Olufsen A8
Stax SR-007MK2
Treblab Z2

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
Bang & Olufsen A8
Stax SR-007MK2
Treblab Z2

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

4.has a noise canceling microphone
Bang & Olufsen A8
Stax SR-007MK2
Treblab Z2

These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

5.has voice prompts
Bang & Olufsen A8
Stax SR-007MK2
Treblab Z2

This feature allows the device to inform you of important information through its audio function.

For example

JBL Under Armour True Wireless Flash

6.has voice commands
Bang & Olufsen A8
Stax SR-007MK2
Treblab Z2

You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.

For example

JBL Under Armour True Wireless Flash

Miscellaneous

1.wireless charging
Bang & Olufsen A8
Stax SR-007MK2
Treblab Z2

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

For example

Audio-Technica ATH-CKR7TW

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