Sennheiser PXC 550Audio-Technica ATH-M30Nixon Micro Blaster
Top 9%1,208 points
Top 9%
Top 55%596 points
Top 55%
Top 53%628 points
Top 53%
Sennheiser PXC 550
Audio-Technica ATH-M30
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Nixon Micro Blaster
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Top specs and features

Sennheiser PXC 550 vs Audio-Technica ATH-M30 vs Nixon Micro Blaster: 26 facts in comparison

1. highest frequency

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
23000Hz
Sony MDR-Z1R: 120000Hz
20000Hz
20000Hz

2. lowest frequency

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
17Hz
Sony MH1CBLK: 1Hz
20Hz
20Hz

3. weight

227g
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
200g
12g

4. has sound isolation/passive noise reduction

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
Sennheiser PXC 550
Audio-Technica ATH-M30
Nixon Micro Blaster
48% have it

5. impedance

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.
490Ohms
Flips Solo 2 Social: 4Ohms
65Ohms
16Ohms

6. 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.
Sennheiser PXC 550
Audio-Technica ATH-M30
Nixon Micro Blaster
33% have it

7. sound pressure level

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
110dB/mW
AKG K553 Pro: 144dB/mW
100dB/mW
106dB/mW

8. no battery needed

This device works without batteries. It weighs less and you don't have to worry about recharging or replacing the battery.
Sennheiser PXC 550
Audio-Technica ATH-M30
Nixon Micro Blaster
73% have it

9. 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.
Sennheiser PXC 550
Audio-Technica ATH-M30
Nixon Micro Blaster
38% have it

10. can be folded

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.
Sennheiser PXC 550
Audio-Technica ATH-M30
Nixon Micro Blaster
31% have it

11. has an in-line control panel

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
Sennheiser PXC 550
Audio-Technica ATH-M30
Nixon Micro Blaster
44% have it

12. can be used as a headset

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.
Sennheiser PXC 550
Audio-Technica ATH-M30
Nixon Micro Blaster
36% have it

13. has an over-the-ear form

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.
Sennheiser PXC 550
Audio-Technica ATH-M30
Nixon Micro Blaster
42% have it

14. has stereo speakers

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
Sennheiser PXC 550
Audio-Technica ATH-M30
Nixon Micro Blaster
75% have it

16. has a straight plug

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.
Sennheiser PXC 550
Audio-Technica ATH-M30
Nixon Micro Blaster
53% have it

17. has included ear pads

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.
Sennheiser PXC 550
Audio-Technica ATH-M30
Nixon Micro Blaster
42% have it

18. Can be used wirelessly

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
Sennheiser PXC 550
Audio-Technica ATH-M30
Nixon Micro Blaster
16% have it

19. 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.
Sennheiser PXC 550
Audio-Technica ATH-M30
Nixon Micro Blaster
14% have it

20. travel bag is included

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
Sennheiser PXC 550
Audio-Technica ATH-M30
Nixon Micro Blaster
64% have it

21. has active noise canceling/noise reduction

This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.
Sennheiser PXC 550
Audio-Technica ATH-M30
Nixon Micro Blaster
13% have it

22. has a battery level indicator

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
Sennheiser PXC 550
Audio-Technica ATH-M30
Nixon Micro Blaster
8% have it

23. has a 3.5mm male connector

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
Sennheiser PXC 550
Audio-Technica ATH-M30
Nixon Micro Blaster
87% have it

24. has a rechargeable battery

The battery can be recharged and used over again.
Sennheiser PXC 550
Audio-Technica ATH-M30
Nixon Micro Blaster
8% have it

25. has an in-ear form

The in-ear device is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. It is inserted in the ear canal itself and blocks out a lot of environmental noise. It has stronger bass tones and is unlikely to fall out of the ear.
Sennheiser PXC 550
Audio-Technica ATH-M30
Nixon Micro Blaster
33% have it

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