Sony MDR-1000XAKG K550Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2
Top 14%1,140 points
Top 14%
Top 43%764 points
Top 43%
Top 62%510 points
Top 62%
Sony MDR-1000X
AKG K550
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Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2
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Top specs and features

Sony MDR-1000X vs AKG K550 vs Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2: 23 facts in comparison

1. weight

275g
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
305g
26.7g

2. 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.
Sony MDR-1000X
AKG K550
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2
48% have it

3. 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.
Sony MDR-1000X
AKG K550
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2
33% have it

4. no battery needed

This device works without batteries. It weighs less and you don't have to worry about recharging or replacing the battery.
Sony MDR-1000X
AKG K550
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2
73% have it

5. has a tangle free cable

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.
Sony MDR-1000X
AKG K550
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2
25% have it

6. 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.
Sony MDR-1000X
AKG K550
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2
38% have it

7. can be folded

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.
Sony MDR-1000X
AKG K550
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2
31% have it

8. 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.
Sony MDR-1000X
AKG K550
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2
44% have it

9. 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.
Sony MDR-1000X
AKG K550
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2
36% have it

10. 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.
Sony MDR-1000X
AKG K550
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2
75% have it

11. 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.
Sony MDR-1000X
AKG K550
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2
42% have it

12. has an L-shaped plug

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.
Sony MDR-1000X
AKG K550
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2
32% have it

13. has a straight plug

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.
Sony MDR-1000X
AKG K550
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2
53% have it

14. Can be used wirelessly

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
Sony MDR-1000X
AKG K550
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2
16% have it

16. 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.
Sony MDR-1000X
AKG K550
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2
14% have it

17. travel bag is included

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
Sony MDR-1000X
AKG K550
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2
64% have it

18. 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.
Sony MDR-1000X
AKG K550
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2
13% have it

19. sweat resistant

Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
Sony MDR-1000X
AKG K550
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2
10% have it

20. has a 3.5mm male connector

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
Sony MDR-1000X
AKG K550
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2
87% have it

21. has a rechargeable battery

The battery can be recharged and used over again.
Sony MDR-1000X
AKG K550
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2
8% have it

22. 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.
Sony MDR-1000X
AKG K550
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2
33% have it

23. supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC

Device supports fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.
Sony MDR-1000X
AKG K550
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2
3% have it

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