55points

Koss Porta Pro KTC

56points

Sony MDR-XB400

Koss Porta Pro KTC
Comparison winner
Sony MDR-XB400
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23 facts in comparison

Koss Porta Pro KTC vs Sony MDR-XB400

Koss Porta Pro KTC
Sony MDR-XB400
Koss Porta Pro KTC
Sony MDR-XB400
55
points
56
points

Why is Koss Porta Pro KTC better than Sony MDR-XB400?

  • 83g lighter
    67gvs150g
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has a straight plug

Why is Sony MDR-XB400 better than Koss Porta Pro KTC?

  • 10Hz lower low-frequency
    5Hzvs15Hz
  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 36 Ohms lower impedance
    24 Ohmsvs60 Ohms
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has an L-shaped plug

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Koss Porta Pro KTC
Sony MDR-XB400

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
Koss Porta Pro KTC
Sony MDR-XB400

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

For example

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC900BT

3.weight

67g

150g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.has a tangle free cable
Koss Porta Pro KTC
Sony MDR-XB400

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

5.can be folded
Koss Porta Pro KTC
Sony MDR-XB400

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

6.travel bag is included
Koss Porta Pro KTC
Sony MDR-XB400

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

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

25000Hz

22000Hz

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

15Hz

5Hz

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.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Koss Porta Pro KTC
Sony MDR-XB400

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

101dB/mW

100dB/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.impedance

60 Ohms

24 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

6.has a neodymium magnet
Koss Porta Pro KTC
Sony MDR-XB400

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

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Koss Porta Pro KTC
Sony MDR-XB400

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

For example

JBL Under Armour True Wireless Flash

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Koss Porta Pro KTC
Sony MDR-XB400

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

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Koss Porta Pro KTC
Sony MDR-XB400

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.

For example

JBL Under Armour True Wireless Flash

2.can be used as a headset
Koss Porta Pro KTC
Sony MDR-XB400

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.

3.has an in-line control panel
Koss Porta Pro KTC
Sony MDR-XB400

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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