57points

Sennheiser HD 218i

48points

Sennheiser HD 229

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Sennheiser HD 218i vs Sennheiser HD 229

Sennheiser HD 218i
Sennheiser HD 229
Sennheiser HD 218i
Sennheiser HD 229

Why is Sennheiser HD 218i better than Sennheiser HD 229?

  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has an L-shaped plug

Why is Sennheiser HD 229 better than Sennheiser HD 218i?

  • 1000Hz higher high-frequency
    22000Hzvs21000Hz
  • 1Hz lower low-frequency
    18Hzvs19Hz
  • 16 Ohms lower impedance
    16 Ohmsvs32 Ohms
  • 2dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    110dB/mWvs108dB/mW
  • Has a straight plug
  • 0.2m longer cable
    1.4mvs1.2m

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sennheiser HD 218i
Sennheiser HD 229

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 L-shaped plug
Sennheiser HD 218i
Sennheiser HD 229

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.

3.has a straight plug
Sennheiser HD 218i
Sennheiser HD 229

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.

4.has an on-ear form
Sennheiser HD 218i
Sennheiser HD 229

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.

5.cable length

1.2m

1.4m

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.

Best

Pioneer SE-A1000

6m

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

21000Hz

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

19Hz

18Hz

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
Sennheiser HD 218i
Sennheiser HD 229

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

108dB/mW

110dB/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
Sennheiser HD 218i
Sennheiser HD 229

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

32 Ohms

16 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
Sennheiser HD 218i
Sennheiser HD 229

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

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Features

1.can be used as a headset
Sennheiser HD 218i
Sennheiser HD 229

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.

2.has an in-line control panel
Sennheiser HD 218i
Sennheiser HD 229

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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