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Audio-Technica ATH-M50

Audio-Technica ATH-M50
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Sennheiser Momentum Over Ear

Sennheiser Momentum Over Ear
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Sony MDR1R (Black)

Sony MDR1R (Black)
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Price $231 to $299 at 3 stores $249 at 1 store $269 to $299 at 5 stores $298 at 3 stores $319 to $329 at 3 stores
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4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.6 (4.0 stars)
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    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
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    Overall score: 8.1 (4.0 stars)
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    Overall score: 6.7 (3.0 stars)
Average user rating 0 stars No reviews, write one! 4.5 stars out of 28 reviews 4.0 stars out of 4 reviews 3.5 stars out of 1 review 0 stars No reviews, write one!
Release date May 23, 2012 December 05, 2009 September 23, 2012 October 06, 2012 December 06, 2012
The Bottom Line 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 Sennheiser Momentum headphones may not have enough bass to satisfy every taste, but they are in every other way the best-sounding full-size audiophile headphones we've heard in a long time. 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. The AKG K551s are closed portable headphones with an open, airy sound, but their relative lack of bass means they're actually better for use at home.

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Diaphragm Type Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Liquid crystal polymer
Info unavailable
Packaged Quantity 1
1
1
1
1
Sound Output Mode Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Color Matte black with black metal accents
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Black
Connectivity Technology Wired
Wired
Wired
Wired
Wired
Microphone Info unavailable Info unavailable On-cable
On-cable
On-cable
Headphones Type Headphones - Stereo
Headphones - Stereo
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Recommended Use Portable audio system
Home audio system
PC multimedia
Notebook
Info unavailable PC multimedia
Cellular phone
Portable audio system
Tablet
Digital player
Cellular phone
Tablet
Headphones Form Factor Full size
Full size
Full size
Full size
Full size
Manufacturer Warranty Info unavailable Info unavailable 2 years warranty
1 year warranty
Info unavailable
Product Type Headphones - Wired
Headphones - Wired
Headset - Wired
Headset - Wired
Headset - Wired
Remote Control Info unavailable None
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Audio Specifications Frequency Response 14 - 28000 Hz - Sensitivity 114 dB/mW - Impedance 32 Ohm
Frequency Response 15 - 28000 Hz - Sensitivity 99 dB - Impedance 38 Ohm
Frequency Response 16 - 22000 Hz - Sensitivity 110 dB - Impedance 18 Ohm
Frequency Response 4 - 80000 Hz - Sensitivity 105 dB/mW - Impedance 24 Ohm
Frequency Response 12 - 28000 Hz - Sensitivity 114 dB/mW - Impedance 32 Ohm
Product Description AKG K 550 - Headphones
Audio-Technica ATH M50 - Headphones
Sennheiser MOMENTUM - Headset
Sony MDR 1R - Headset
AKG K551 - Headset
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