42points

HiFiMAN HE-400

67points

Philips A5-Pro

HiFiMAN HE-400
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Philips A5-Pro
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HiFiMAN HE-400 vs Philips A5-Pro

HiFiMAN HE-400
Philips A5-Pro
HiFiMAN HE-400
Philips A5-Pro

Why is HiFiMAN HE-400 better than Philips A5-Pro?

  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
  • Has an open-back design

Why is Philips A5-Pro better than HiFiMAN HE-400?

  • 10Hz lower low-frequency
    10Hzvs20Hz
  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 19 Ohms lower impedance
    16 Ohmsvs35 Ohms
  • 35g lighter
    405gvs440g
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • 12.5dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    105dB/mWvs92.5dB/mW
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Can be folded

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
HiFiMAN HE-400
Philips A5-Pro

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
HiFiMAN HE-400
Philips A5-Pro

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
HiFiMAN HE-400
Philips A5-Pro

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

4.weight

440g

405g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
HiFiMAN HE-400
Philips A5-Pro

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.

6.has included ear pads
HiFiMAN HE-400
Philips A5-Pro

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

20Hz

10Hz

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

2.highest frequency

35000Hz

24000Hz

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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
HiFiMAN HE-400
Philips A5-Pro

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

4.sound pressure level

92.5dB/mW

105dB/mW

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

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

5.has a neodymium magnet
HiFiMAN HE-400
Philips A5-Pro

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

6.impedance

35 Ohms

16 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
HiFiMAN HE-400
Philips A5-Pro

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

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Features

1.has an in-line control panel
HiFiMAN HE-400
Philips A5-Pro

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

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