Grado PS500Etymotic HF2
Top 55%637 points
Top 55%
Top 55%636 points
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Grado PS500
Etymotic HF2
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Grado PS500 vs Etymotic HF2: 19 facts in comparison

1. highest frequency

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
29000Hz
Sony MDR-Z1R: 120000Hz
15000Hz

2. lowest frequency

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
14Hz
Sony MH1CBLK: 1Hz
20Hz

3. weight

263g lighter.
300g
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
37g

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.
Grado PS500
Etymotic HF2
45% have it

5. impedance

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.
32 Ohms
Flips Solo 2 Social: 4 Ohms
16 Ohms

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.
Grado PS500
Etymotic HF2
35% have it

7. sound pressure level

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
98dB/mW
AKG K553 Pro: 144dB/mW
105dB/mW

8. no battery needed

This device works without batteries. It weighs less and you don't have to worry about recharging or replacing the battery.
Grado PS500
Etymotic HF2
69% have it

9. has an in-line control panel

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
Grado PS500
Etymotic HF2
46% have it

10. has stereo speakers

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
Grado PS500
Etymotic HF2
76% have it

11. has included ear pads

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.
Grado PS500
Etymotic HF2
42% have it

12. travel bag is included

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
Grado PS500
Etymotic HF2
63% have it

13. has a straight plug

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.
Grado PS500
Etymotic HF2
50% have it

14. has a 3.5mm male connector

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
Grado PS500
Etymotic HF2
83% have it

16. has an on-ear form

This device comfortably rests on top of your outer ears. As it doesn't block out everything from the outside world, it's preferred in places like office environments and recommended for outdoor activities.
Grado PS500
Etymotic HF2
23% have it

17. has an in-ear form

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.
Grado PS500
Etymotic HF2
34% have it

18. has an open-back design

The device is designed in a way that allows sound to go out through the back of the ear cups, which usually have vents or perforations. This design provides very natural and accurate sound.
Grado PS500
Etymotic HF2
10% have it

19. has removable speakers

This modularity allows you to integrate the speakers into hoodies or snowboard helmets.
Grado PS500
Etymotic HF2
1% have it

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