Technics EAH A800See price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.8 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Sennheiser HD 560SSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 2.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Sennheiser HD 560S||Technics EAH A800|
|has a detachable cable||✓||✓|
|ingress protection (ip) rating||✗||IPX4|
|can be folded||✗||✓|
|has a tangle free cable||✓||✗|
|has an open-back design||✓||✗|
|is dust-proof and water-resistant||✗||✓|
|has an over-the-ear foam||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (anc)||✗||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✗|
|sound pressure level||110dB/mW||105dB/mW|
|driver unit size||38mm||40mm|
|has a rechargeable battery||✗||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||can be used wirelessly||✗||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||✗||10meters|
|has a 3.5mm male connector||✓||✓|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||✗||8only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✗||✓|
|EXTRAS||has a mute function||✗||✓|
|control panel placed on a device||✗||✓|
|can be used as a headset||✗||✓|
|travel bag is included||✗||✓|
|See price on Amazon||See price on Amazon|
Sennheiser HD 560S have a weight of 240g, these weigh below 320g, which we consider as the highest average a headphone should weigh for comfort during long use.
We prefer a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
Technics EAH A800, at 298g are heavier than the Sennheiser HD 560S with a difference 58g
Detachable cables are cables that have connectors on both ends. One end goes into your headphone earpieces, while the other end is inserted into a source device. Some new headphones, and not just the expensive ones, are coming with detachable cables, Sennheiser HD 560S are one of those.
With a detachable cable, Technics EAH A800 too can use alternative cables and if the cable is pulled, it will pop out instead of breaking.
Ingress protection ratings refer to the level of protection offered by an electrical enclosure, against solids and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represent a number The first number of the IP rating refers to protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to protection against liquid.
Having a value of IPX4, the Technics EAH A800's rating is read as, the first value of X denotes that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second number of 4 means that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
Technics EAH A800 are foldable, which makes them more portable. Foldable headphones are easier to transport and take up less storage space.
Twisted headphone cables can be a great source of annoyance and inconvenience, Sennheiser HD 560S's cable is designed to minimize tangling. Constant twisting of the cables can also lead to microfractures in the copper wires, affecting sound quality, or rendering your headphones defective.
Headphones that are designed to allow air to pass through their ear cups from the rear of the speaker driver unit are known as open-back. This design provides a very natural and accurate sound, Sennheiser HD 560S have this kind of design which means that resonances and low-frequency that tend to build up caused by the rear enclosure are no longer a concern.
The Technics EAH A800 is dustproof and water-resistant. A water-resistant device can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, if it is to be submerged into the water this is usually set to a given depth and for a specific time period.
By sweat resistance we mean that the wireless earbuds are protected in the presence of low-pressure water jets at any angle, this is determined by the IP Rating of the earbuds. Based on the ingress protection rating of the Technics EAH A800 they do have sweat resistance
A long cable ensures more freedom of movement, but remember that every cable based on the conducting material used has a certain amount of parasitic resistance, inductance, and capacitance. How much depends on the length and construction. Sennheiser HD 560S comes with a 3meters cable.
Over-ear headphones have larger earpads that fit around your entire ear Sennheiser HD 560S have a comfortable full-size form with earcups that fully enclose your ears. This design is loved for its increased sound isolation and the fact that it won't leak sound to your neighbors.
Technics EAH A800 with this design offer potential for maximum bass and loudness levels.
Sennheiser HD 560S have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Technics EAH A800 also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses more advanced technology to actively counter noise. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and then inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 outside (noise from your surrounding) and adding -1 inside (counter sound within the device) to make zero hence "diluting" the noise.
Technics EAH A800 allow 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.
Passive Noise Cancellation uses well-designed ear cups to seal out unwanted noise. This is used for both in-ear earphones and over-ear headphones where the headphone itself will keep surrounding noise out. The Sennheiser HD 560S sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal that reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
Low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device reproduces low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it. Sennheiser HD 560S's lowest frequency is at 6Hz, the lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
Technics EAH A800's lowest frequency is at 4Hz, this implies that Sennheiser HD 560S got a juicier bass than the Technics EAH A800
High frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device reproduces high audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it. Sennheiser HD 560S's highest frequency is at 38000Hz, the higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
Technics EAH A800's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, this implies that Technics EAH A800 got a clearer and crispier treble than the Sennheiser HD 560S
Sound pressure is the average variation in atmospheric pressure caused by the sound, the sound level .i.e how loud something is can be perceived differently by different people so we need to have a way of getting an objective measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
The sound pressure level, SPL, is the pressure level of a sound, measured in decibels, dB, Sennheiser HD 560S's measurement is 110dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
Technics EAH A800's sound pressure level measurement is 105dB/mW.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the device, its size dictates the loudness of the headphone. Sennheiser HD 560S driver unit is 38mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
Technics EAH A800 driver unit is 40mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Sennheiser HD 560S by 2mm , many people have a misconception that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty reproducing high frequencies so yes, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not mean that they deliver better sound.
Defined as the device's resistance to the electromagnetic current, as electricity flows through a conductor, it faces electrical resistance that counters the flow of current. The resistance of a conductor is measured in ohms. Sennheiser HD 560S's impedance is 120Ohms, the lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.
Technics EAH A800's impedance is 34Ohms. The impedance of earbuds is the electrical resistance of the driver unit present on the inside.
If your headphones play wirelessly, cancel ambient noise, or enhance your listening experience with active features, their battery life will reduce over time. The device's battery life is given by the manufacturer, with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often. Technics EAH A800's battery life is 50 hours
It takes 3 hours to fully charge the Technics EAH A800's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the headphones for the first time or when they have been unused for extended periods.
A rechargeable battery is a type of electrical battery that can be charged, discharged into a load, and recharged many times, as opposed to a disposable or primary battery, which is supplied fully charged and discarded after use. Technics EAH A800's battery can be recharged and used over again.
Technics EAH A800 can be used wirelessly, wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Technics EAH A800 has a v5.2
Technics EAH A800 support LDAC, a codec developed by Sony which allows streaming high-resolution audio over Bluetooth connections at up to 990 kbps at 32 bit/96 kHz. It is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, which provides high-resolution audio.
Bluetooth is a short-range wireless technology standard that is used for exchanging data between fixed and mobile devices over short distances. The Technics EAH A800 can connect at a 10meters distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.
Being an industry standard audio plug, a standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards. This means that it is commonly used in stereo headphones to your phone or connecting your phone to an external amplifier, sound bars, your car radio, etc.
Sennheiser HD 560S has this connector giving it a wider range of connectivity with most of the sound devices out there. All plugs have at least a tip and sleeve with the number of rings that stand as a differentiating factor.
Technics EAH A800 too have this kind of connector
Technics EAH A800 have only 8 microphones, more microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
Technics EAH A800 use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
Technics EAH A800 have a mute function, they have an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device. The mute function means that you unilaterally turn off the microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
There is a control panel on the Technics EAH A800 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.
Technics EAH A800 can be used as a headset. A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Zoom, Google Meet, Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.
Carrying headphones without a case, or putting them in bags without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged. The Technics EAH A800 come with their own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.