57points

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H6

50points

Etymotic hf5

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Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H6 vs Etymotic hf5

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H6
Etymotic hf5
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H6
Etymotic hf5

Why is Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H6 better than Etymotic hf5?

  • Has a detachable cable
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Has an in-line control panel

Why is Etymotic hf5 better than Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H6?

  • 202g lighter
    28gvs230g
  • 14 Ohms lower impedance
    16 Ohmsvs30 Ohms
  • 8dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    105dB/mWvs97dB/mW
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has an in-ear form

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H6
Etymotic hf5

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
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H6
Etymotic hf5

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
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H6
Etymotic hf5

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

4.weight

230g

28g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has an in-ear form
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H6
Etymotic hf5

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.

6.can be folded
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H6
Etymotic hf5

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

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

20Hz

20Hz

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

2.highest frequency

22000Hz

15000Hz

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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H6
Etymotic hf5

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

97dB/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.impedance

30 Ohms

16 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

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Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H6
Etymotic hf5

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

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Features

1.has an in-line control panel
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H6
Etymotic hf5

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

2.can be used as a headset
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H6
Etymotic hf5

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.

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