49points

HiFiMAN HE-500

44points

Sennheiser HD 800

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HiFiMAN HE-500 vs Sennheiser HD 800

HiFiMAN HE-500
Sennheiser HD 800
HiFiMAN HE-500
Sennheiser HD 800
49
points
44
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Why is HiFiMAN HE-500 better than Sennheiser HD 800?

  • 262 Ohms lower impedance
    38 Ohmsvs300 Ohms
  • Has included ear pads
  • Travel bag is included

Why is Sennheiser HD 800 better than HiFiMAN HE-500?

  • 1000Hz higher high-frequency
    51000Hzvs50000Hz
  • 9Hz lower low-frequency
    6Hzvs15Hz
  • Has stereo speakers
  • 172g lighter
    330gvs502g
  • 13dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    102dB/mWvs89dB/mW

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
HiFiMAN HE-500
Sennheiser HD 800

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 a detachable cable
HiFiMAN HE-500
Sennheiser HD 800

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

3.has an over-the-ear form
HiFiMAN HE-500
Sennheiser HD 800

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.

4.weight

502g

330g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has included ear pads
HiFiMAN HE-500
Sennheiser HD 800

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

6.travel bag is included
HiFiMAN HE-500
Sennheiser HD 800

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

15Hz

6Hz

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

50000Hz

51000Hz

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.sound pressure level

89dB/mW

102dB/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 sound isolation/passive noise reduction
HiFiMAN HE-500
Sennheiser HD 800

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

For example

RHA TrueConnect

5.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
HiFiMAN HE-500
Sennheiser HD 800

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.

For example

JBL Live 650BTNC

6.impedance

38 Ohms

300 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

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
HiFiMAN HE-500
Sennheiser HD 800

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

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