48points

Beyerdynamic DT 880 Edition

42points

HiFiMAN HE-400

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Beyerdynamic DT 880 Edition vs HiFiMAN HE-400

Beyerdynamic DT 880 Edition
HiFiMAN HE-400
Beyerdynamic DT 880 Edition
HiFiMAN HE-400

Why is Beyerdynamic DT 880 Edition better than HiFiMAN HE-400?

  • 15Hz lower low-frequency
    5Hzvs20Hz
  • 150g lighter
    290gvs440g
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Travel bag is included

Why is HiFiMAN HE-400 better than Beyerdynamic DT 880 Edition?

  • 215 Ohms lower impedance
    35 Ohmsvs250 Ohms
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has an open-back design

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Design

1.has an over-the-ear form
Beyerdynamic DT 880 Edition
HiFiMAN HE-400

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.

2.weight

290g

440g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

3.has a detachable cable
Beyerdynamic DT 880 Edition
HiFiMAN HE-400

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

4.has a tangle free cable
Beyerdynamic DT 880 Edition
HiFiMAN HE-400

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

5.travel bag is included
Beyerdynamic DT 880 Edition
HiFiMAN HE-400

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

6.has a straight plug
Beyerdynamic DT 880 Edition
HiFiMAN HE-400

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

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

5Hz

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

35000Hz

35000Hz

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.sound pressure level

96dB/mW

92.5dB/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 a neodymium magnet
Beyerdynamic DT 880 Edition
HiFiMAN HE-400

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

5.impedance

250 Ohms

35 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
Beyerdynamic DT 880 Edition
HiFiMAN HE-400

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

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