The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
Sony MDR-Z1R: 120000Hz
2. lowest frequency
The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
Sony MH1CBLK: 1Hz
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
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.
Flips Solo 2 Social: 4 Ohms
5. sound pressure level
Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
AKG K553 Pro: 144dB/mW
6. no battery needed
This device works without batteries. It weighs less and you don't have to worry about recharging or replacing the battery.
69% have it
7. has an in-line control panel
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
46% have it
8. can be folded
Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.
31% have it
9. 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.
43% 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.
75% have it
11. driver unit size
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
Audeze LCD2 Classic: 106mm
12. 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.
13% have it
13. has a straight plug
A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.
49% have it
14. number of microphones
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
82% have it
16. cable length
A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
Pioneer SE-A1000: 6m
17. has an on-ear form
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.
22% have it
18. has a coiled cord
A coiled cord typically offers more flexibility as it can be extended, and taken outside for example.
7% have it
19. diaphragm size
The diaphragm moves air back and forth to create sound. The bigger the diaphragm, the more bass it can produce.