65points

Bowers & Wilkins P7

64points

Shure SRH1540

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Bowers & Wilkins P7 vs Shure SRH1540

Bowers & Wilkins P7
Shure SRH1540
Bowers & Wilkins P7
Shure SRH1540
65
points
64
points

Why is Bowers & Wilkins P7 better than Shure SRH1540?

  • 24 Ohms lower impedance
    22 Ohmsvs46 Ohms
  • Can be folded
  • Has an in-line control panel

Why is Shure SRH1540 better than Bowers & Wilkins P7?

  • 5000Hz higher high-frequency
    25000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 5Hz lower low-frequency
    5Hzvs10Hz
  • 4g lighter
    286gvs290g
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • 0.63m longer cable
    1.83mvs1.2m

Top specs and features

Design

1.has a detachable cable
Bowers & Wilkins P7
Shure SRH1540

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

2.has an over-the-ear form
Bowers & Wilkins P7
Shure SRH1540

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.weight

290g

286g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.can be folded
Bowers & Wilkins P7
Shure SRH1540

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

5.has a tangle free cable
Bowers & Wilkins P7
Shure SRH1540

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

6.has included ear pads
Bowers & Wilkins P7
Shure SRH1540

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

25000Hz

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

2.lowest frequency

10Hz

5Hz

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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Bowers & Wilkins P7
Shure SRH1540

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

111dB/mW

99dB/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

22 Ohms

46 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

6.has a neodymium magnet
Bowers & Wilkins P7
Shure SRH1540

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

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Bowers & Wilkins P7
Shure SRH1540

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

Features

1.has an in-line control panel
Bowers & Wilkins P7
Shure SRH1540

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

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