45points

Grado SR80i

51points

Sennheiser HD 598

Grado SR80i
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Grado SR80i vs Sennheiser HD 598

Grado SR80i
Sennheiser HD 598
Grado SR80i
Sennheiser HD 598

Why is Grado SR80i better than Sennheiser HD 598?

  • 18 Ohms lower impedance
    32 Ohmsvs50 Ohms
  • 140g lighter
    130gvs270g
  • Has an on-ear form

Why is Sennheiser HD 598 better than Grado SR80i?

  • 18500Hz higher high-frequency
    38500Hzvs20000Hz
  • 8Hz lower low-frequency
    12Hzvs20Hz
  • 14dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    112dB/mWvs98dB/mW
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • 1m longer cable
    3mvs2m

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Grado SR80i
Sennheiser HD 598

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
Grado SR80i
Sennheiser HD 598

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
Grado SR80i
Sennheiser HD 598

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

4.weight

130g

270g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has a straight plug
Grado SR80i
Sennheiser HD 598

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.

6.has an on-ear form
Grado SR80i
Sennheiser HD 598

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.

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

38500Hz

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

20Hz

12Hz

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.sound pressure level

98dB/mW

112dB/mW

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

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

4.has a neodymium magnet
Grado SR80i
Sennheiser HD 598

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

5.impedance

32 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.

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

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Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Grado SR80i
Sennheiser HD 598

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

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