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
AKG IP2: 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: 4Ohms
5. has a neodymium magnet
Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
36% have it
6. has a detachable cable
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
37% have it
7. can be folded
Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.
30% have it
8. 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 EL-8 Titanium: 100mm
9. has an L-shaped plug
An L-shaped plug is better if the jack is on the left or right side of the device, so that the cable isn't bent, and is less likely to break when the device is in your pocket.
32% have it
10. Can be used wirelessly
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
14% have it
11. control panel placed on a device
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.
12% have it
12. number of microphones
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
Parrot Zik Sport: 8
13. cable length
A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
Pioneer SE-A1000: 6m
14. Bluetooth version
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4: 4.20
15. 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
16. has a removable battery
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
7% have it
17. maximum bluetooth range
The device can connect at a greater distance via bluetooth / infrared to another device.
Plantronics Backbeat Sense SE: 100m
18. has a 3.5mm male connector
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.