The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
Sony MDR-Z1R: 120000Hz
2. lowest frequency
The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
Sony MH1CBLK: 1Hz
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
4. has sound isolation / passive noise reduction
The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
48% have it
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.
Flips Solo 2 Social: 4Ohms
6. has a neodymium magnet
Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
33% have it
7. can be folded
Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.
31% have it
8. can be used as a headset
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.
36% have it
9. driver unit size
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
Audeze EL-8 Titanium: 100mm
10. has stereo speakers
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound that surrounds the user from left and right side, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
75% have it
11. Can be used wirelessly
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
16% have it
12. has an over-the-ear form
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.
42% have it
13. control panel placed on a device
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.
14% have it
14. travel bag is included
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
64% have it
15. number of microphones
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
Parrot Zik Sport: 8
16. Bluetooth version
Beyerdynamic Byron BTA: 4.2
17. maximum bluetooth range
The device can connect at a greater distance via bluetooth / infrared to another device.
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE: 100m
18. diaphragm size
The diaphragm moves air back and forth to create sound. The bigger the diaphragm, the more bass it can produce.