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Grado PS500
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 598
Top 55%572 points
Top 55%
Top 9%1,163 points
Top 9%
Top 52%606 points
Top 52%
Grado PS500
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 598
Top specs and features

Grado PS500 vs Philips SHB8850NC vs Sennheiser HD 598: 40 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
22000Hz
38500Hz

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
10Hz
12Hz

3. 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
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 598
44% have it

4. weight

300g
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
232g
270g

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
50 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
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 598
36% 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
112dB/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
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 598
66% have it

9. has a detachable cable

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
Grado PS500
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 598
39% 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
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 598
76% have it

11. 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.
Grado PS500
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 598
47% have it

12. can be folded

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.
Grado PS500
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 598
31% have it

13. has active noise canceling/noise reduction

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.
Grado PS500
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 598
15% have it

14. Can be used wirelessly

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
Grado PS500
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 598
27% have it

15. 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.
Grado PS500
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 598
39% have it

16. 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.
Grado PS500
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 598
20% have it

17. travel bag is included

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
Grado PS500
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 598
64% have it

18. has included ear pads

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.
Grado PS500
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 598
44% have it

19. has a straight plug

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.
Grado PS500
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 598
48% have it

20. has an L-shaped plug

An L-shaped plug is better if the jack is on the left or right side of the device, so that the cable isn't bent, and is less likely to break when the device is in your pocket.
Grado PS500
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 598
30% have it

21. has a battery level indicator

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
Grado PS500
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 598
18% have it

22. 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
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 598
80% have it

23. sweat resistant

Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
Grado PS500
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 598
14% have it

24. has a rechargeable battery

The battery can be recharged and used over again.
Grado PS500
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 598
21% have it

25. cable length

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
2m
Pioneer SE-A1000: 6m
1.2m
3m

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