46points

Brainwavz M2 IEM

44points

Sennheiser HD 558

Brainwavz M2 IEM
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42 facts in comparison

Brainwavz M2 IEM vs Sennheiser HD 558

Brainwavz M2 IEM
Sennheiser HD 558
46
points
Brainwavz M2 IEM
44
points
Sennheiser HD 558

Why is Brainwavz M2 IEM better than Sennheiser HD 558?

  • Has passive noise reduction
    ?
  • 3dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    ?

    115dB/mWvs112dB/mW
  • 30 Ohms lower impedance
    ?

    20 Ohmsvs50 Ohms
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
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  • 242g lighter
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    18gvs260g
  • Travel bag is included
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  • Has an in-ear form
    ?
  • Has an L-shaped plug
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Why is Sennheiser HD 558 better than Brainwavz M2 IEM?

  • 5Hz lower low-frequency
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    15Hzvs20Hz
  • 8000Hz higher high-frequency
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    28000Hzvs20000Hz
  • Has an over-the-ear form
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  • Has a detachable cable
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  • Has a straight plug
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  • Has an open-back design
    ?

Price comparison

Sennheiser HD 558

Buy used:

$99.95

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Sennheiser HD 558 AmazonSennheiser HD 559 Open Back Headphone - ...Sennheiser HD 559 Open Back Headphone - Black
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$99.95
Sennheiser HD 558 AmazonSennheiser HD 569 Closed Back Headphone
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$149.90
Sennheiser HD 558 AmazonPhilips Audio Philips SHP9500 HiFi Preci...Philips Audio Philips SHP9500 HiFi Precision Stereo Over-Ear Headphones (Black)
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$74.99
Sennheiser HD 558 AmazonSennheiser HD 600 Open Back Professional...Sennheiser HD 600 Open Back Professional Headphone
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$299.00
Sennheiser HD 558 AmazonSennheiser HD280PRO Headphone (new model...Sennheiser HD280PRO Headphone (new model)
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$99.00
Sennheiser HD 558 AmazonSennheiser HD 660 S - HiRes Audiophile O...Sennheiser HD 660 S - HiRes Audiophile Open Back Headphone
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$485.00
Sennheiser HD 558 AmazonSennheiser HD 450BT Bluetooth 5.0 Wirele...Sennheiser HD 450BT Bluetooth 5.0 Wireless Headphone with Active Noise Cancellation - 30-Hour Battery Life, USB-C Fast Charging, Virtual Assistant Button, Foldable - Black
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$144.99
Sennheiser HD 558 AmazonSennheiser HD 579 Open Back Headphone (D...Sennheiser HD 579 Open Back Headphone (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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$299.00
Sennheiser HD 558 walmartSennheiser HD 820 Over-Ear Closed-Back H...Sennheiser HD 820 Over-Ear Closed-Back Headphones (Black)
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$2,399.00

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Brainwavz M2 IEM
Sennheiser HD 558
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
Brainwavz M2 IEM
Sennheiser HD 558
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
Brainwavz M2 IEM
Sennheiser HD 558
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
4.sweat resistance
Brainwavz M2 IEM
Sennheiser HD 558
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
5.weight

18g

260g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
6.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Brainwavz M2 IEM
Sennheiser HD 558
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

20Hz

15Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
2.highest frequency

20000Hz

28000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
3.has passive noise reduction
Brainwavz M2 IEM
Sennheiser HD 558
The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
4.has active noise cancellation (noise control)
Brainwavz M2 IEM
Sennheiser HD 558
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.
5.sound pressure level

115dB/mW

112dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
6.impedance

20 Ohms

50 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.

Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
Brainwavz M2 IEM
Sennheiser HD 558
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
2.has a battery level indicator
Brainwavz M2 IEM
Sennheiser HD 558
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
3.has a removable battery
Brainwavz M2 IEM
Sennheiser HD 558
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Brainwavz M2 IEM
Sennheiser HD 558
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Brainwavz M2 IEM
Sennheiser HD 558
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
3.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Brainwavz M2 IEM
Sennheiser HD 558
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.
4.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Brainwavz M2 IEM
Sennheiser HD 558
Wi-Fi 4 (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.
5.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Brainwavz M2 IEM
Sennheiser HD 558
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.
6.supports Wi-Fi
Brainwavz M2 IEM
Sennheiser HD 558
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Brainwavz M2 IEM
Sennheiser HD 558
A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.
2.has a noise-canceling microphone
Brainwavz M2 IEM
Sennheiser HD 558
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
3.control panel placed on a device
Brainwavz M2 IEM
Sennheiser HD 558
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.
4.Has an in-line control panel
Brainwavz M2 IEM
Sennheiser HD 558
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
5.warranty period

2

2

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.
6.Has voice prompts
Brainwavz M2 IEM
Sennheiser HD 558
With voice prompts, you will automatically receive information via audio messages – for instance, you may find out that the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.

Price comparison

Sennheiser HD 558

Buy used:

$99.95

ProductStorePrice
Sennheiser HD 558 AmazonSennheiser HD 559 Open Back Headphone - ...Sennheiser HD 559 Open Back Headphone - Black
Amazon logo
$99.95
Sennheiser HD 558 AmazonSennheiser HD 569 Closed Back Headphone
Amazon logo
$149.90
Sennheiser HD 558 AmazonPhilips Audio Philips SHP9500 HiFi Preci...Philips Audio Philips SHP9500 HiFi Precision Stereo Over-Ear Headphones (Black)
Amazon logo
$74.99
Sennheiser HD 558 AmazonSennheiser HD 600 Open Back Professional...Sennheiser HD 600 Open Back Professional Headphone
Amazon logo
$299.00
Sennheiser HD 558 AmazonSennheiser HD280PRO Headphone (new model...Sennheiser HD280PRO Headphone (new model)
Amazon logo
$99.00
Sennheiser HD 558 AmazonSennheiser HD 660 S - HiRes Audiophile O...Sennheiser HD 660 S - HiRes Audiophile Open Back Headphone
Amazon logo
$485.00
Sennheiser HD 558 AmazonSennheiser HD 450BT Bluetooth 5.0 Wirele...Sennheiser HD 450BT Bluetooth 5.0 Wireless Headphone with Active Noise Cancellation - 30-Hour Battery Life, USB-C Fast Charging, Virtual Assistant Button, Foldable - Black
Amazon logo
$144.99
Sennheiser HD 558 AmazonSennheiser HD 579 Open Back Headphone (D...Sennheiser HD 579 Open Back Headphone (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Amazon logo
$299.00
Sennheiser HD 558 walmartSennheiser HD 820 Over-Ear Closed-Back H...Sennheiser HD 820 Over-Ear Closed-Back Headphones (Black)
walmart logo
$2,399.00

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