57points

Sennheiser HD 238

48points

Sennheiser HD 239

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Sennheiser HD 238 vs Sennheiser HD 239

Sennheiser HD 238
Sennheiser HD 239
Sennheiser HD 238
Sennheiser HD 239
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48
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Why is Sennheiser HD 238 better than Sennheiser HD 239?

  • Has a detachable cable
  • Can be folded

Why is Sennheiser HD 239 better than Sennheiser HD 238?

  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has an open-back design

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sennheiser HD 238
Sennheiser HD 239

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 a detachable cable
Sennheiser HD 238
Sennheiser HD 239

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

3.can be folded
Sennheiser HD 238
Sennheiser HD 239

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

4.travel bag is included
Sennheiser HD 238
Sennheiser HD 239

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

5.has an on-ear form
Sennheiser HD 238
Sennheiser HD 239

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.

6.has a straight plug
Sennheiser HD 238
Sennheiser HD 239

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

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

23000Hz

23000Hz

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

16Hz

16Hz

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.sound pressure level

114dB/mW

114dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

4.impedance

32 Ohms

32 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

5.has a neodymium magnet
Sennheiser HD 238
Sennheiser HD 239

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sennheiser HD 238
Sennheiser HD 239

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

Features

1.has an in-line control panel
Sennheiser HD 238
Sennheiser HD 239

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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