67points

Philips Fidelio L2

51points

Sennheiser HD 598

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Philips Fidelio L2 vs Sennheiser HD 598

Philips Fidelio L2
Sennheiser HD 598
Philips Fidelio L2
Sennheiser HD 598

Why is Philips Fidelio L2 better than Sennheiser HD 598?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 10g lighter
    260gvs270g
  • 34 Ohms lower impedance
    16 Ohmsvs50 Ohms
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has an L-shaped plug

Why is Sennheiser HD 598 better than Philips Fidelio L2?

  • 13500Hz higher high-frequency
    38500Hzvs25000Hz
  • 7dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    112dB/mWvs105dB/mW
  • Has a straight plug
  • 1.9m longer cable
    3mvs1.1m

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Philips Fidelio L2
Sennheiser HD 598

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
Philips Fidelio L2
Sennheiser HD 598

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.weight

260g

270g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.has a detachable cable
Philips Fidelio L2
Sennheiser HD 598

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

5.can be folded
Philips Fidelio L2
Sennheiser HD 598

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

6.travel bag is included
Philips Fidelio L2
Sennheiser HD 598

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

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

12Hz

12Hz

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

25000Hz

38500Hz

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
Philips Fidelio L2
Sennheiser HD 598

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

105dB/mW

112dB/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
Philips Fidelio L2
Sennheiser HD 598

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

16 Ohms

50 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
Philips Fidelio L2
Sennheiser HD 598

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
Philips Fidelio L2
Sennheiser HD 598

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

2.can be used as a headset
Philips Fidelio L2
Sennheiser HD 598

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.

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