21 facts in comparison
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience. Show more
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.
Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.
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.
A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.
The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass. Show more
The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble. Show more
Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
AKG K553 Pro
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
Monoprice Monolith M1570
Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken. Show more
Soul Electronics X-Tra
The device can connect at a greater distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.
Jabra Engage 75 Stereo/Mono
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.
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.
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
Bowers & Wilkins PI4