The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
Sony MDR-Z1R: 120000Hz
2. lowest frequency
The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
Sony MH1CBLK: 1Hz
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
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.
Flips Solo 2 Social: 4 Ohms
5. 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.
36% have it
6. sound pressure level
Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
AKG K553 Pro: 144dB/mW
7. 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.
39% have it
8. 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.
76% have it
9. can be folded
Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.
31% have it
10. 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.
47% have it
11. has active noise cancelling (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.
15% have it
12. Can be used wirelessly
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
27% have it
13. driver unit size
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
Audeze LCD2 Classic: 106mm
14. 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.
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
64% have it
16. 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.
30% have it
17. number of microphones
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
Parrot Zik Sport: 8
18. has a battery level indicator
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
18% have it
19. has a 3.5mm male connector
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
80% have it
20. has a rechargeable battery
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
21% have it
21. longer battery life
The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.
Sennheiser PXC 480: 50h
22. Bluetooth version
RHA TrueConnect: 5
23. cable length
A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
Pioneer SE-A1000: 6m
24. has an on-ear form
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.
22% have it
25. warranty period
When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.