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AKG K 702

AKG K 702
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Audio-Technica ATH-M50

Audio-Technica ATH-M50
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Sony MDR1R (Black)

Sony MDR1R (Black)
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Price $248 at 1 store $139 to $249 at 3 stores $186 to $345 at 4 stores $1,499 to $1,499 at 6 stores $298 at 2 stores
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.4 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.6 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.3 (4.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.1 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 4.5 stars out of 6 reviews 4.5 stars out of 28 reviews 4.0 stars out of 9 reviews 4.5 stars out of 8 reviews 3.5 stars out of 1 review
Release date March 04, 2009 December 05, 2009 November 19, 2010 January 12, 2009 October 06, 2012
The Bottom Line The AKG K 702 Open Back Dynamic Reference Headphones offer an ultracomfortable way to enjoy sound that is remarkably more open than most sets; they're like personal speakers for your head. The Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Professional Studio Monitor Headphones are among the best available for less than $200, offering excellent sound and build quality. The new HD 598's "wow" styling updates the classic Sennheiser look, and the sound has more detail and higher resolution than previous models. We recommend these cans to anyone looking for a pair of headphones with precision sound quality and a wide-open soundstage. Sennheiser's exquisite HD 800s sound more like listening to full-size speakers than any other headphones we've heard to date. It's true that Sony's MDR-1R headphones come with a lofty price tag, but if you're searching for highly accurate-sounding headphones with style and substance, they deserve your attention.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
Diaphragm Type Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Liquid crystal polymer
Packaged Quantity 1
1
1
1
1
Sound Output Mode Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Connectivity Technology Wired
Wired
Wired
Wired
Wired
Microphone Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable On-cable
Recommended Use Home audio system
Professional audio system
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Cellular phone
Portable audio system
Tablet
Headphones Form Factor Full size
Full size
Full size
Full size
Full size
Manufacturer Warranty 2 years warranty
Info unavailable 2 years warranty
2 years warranty
1 year warranty
Product Type Headphones - Wired
Headphones - Wired
Headphones - Wired
Headphones - Wired
Headset - Wired
Remote Control Info unavailable None
None
None
Info unavailable
Product Description AKG K 702 - Headphones
Audio-Technica ATH M50 - Headphones
Sennheiser HD 598 - Headphones
Sennheiser HD 800 - Headphones
Sony MDR 1R - Headset
Audio Specifications Frequency Response 10 - 39800 Hz - Sensitivity 105 dB - Impedance 62 Ohm
Frequency Response 15 - 28000 Hz - Sensitivity 99 dB - Impedance 38 Ohm
Frequency Response 12 - 38500 Hz - Sensitivity 112 dB - Impedance 50 Ohm
Frequency Response 8 - 50000 Hz - Sensitivity 102 dB - Impedance 300 Ohm
Frequency Response 4 - 80000 Hz - Sensitivity 105 dB/mW - Impedance 24 Ohm
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