AKG N60NC vs Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

AKG N60NC review
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Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC review

Comparing AKG N60NC vs Sennheiser HD 4.50 was interesting as the first device is wireless and semi-open and the second one is also wireless but closed-back. Another feature that makes them different is that AKG N60NC has an on-ear design, while Sennheiser HD 4.50 has an over-ear wearing style. If you are curious about whether they have anything in common, then keep reading.

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Features

Speaking of impedance, AKG N60NC has 32 Ohm, while Sennheiser HD 4.50 has only 18 Ohm. Their frequency response is also pretty different since the first appliance has a range of 10 Hz - 22 kHz and the second one works in a range between 18 Hz and 22 kHz. Let's take a look at sensitivity. In the case with AKG N60NC, this feature is 111 dB, whilst Sennheiser HD 4.50 has 113 dB. Sennheiser HD 4.50 vs AKG N60NC supports Siri and Google Assistant.

As Sennheiser HD 4.50 is a wireless appliance, it supports aptX and NFC. AKG N60NC has a rechargeable battery which can last up to 30 hours. Meanwhile, the battery of Sennheiser HD 4.50 can work 19 hours. But if the noise canceling function if off, you can listen to music for 25 hours after 2 hours charging. The devices come with a cable, which means they have a battery-free listening mode.

Sound

Both of the considered devices have noise canceling, however, using Sennheiser HD 4.50 you can adjust its level. Its bass is deep, powerful, and smooth. Low-mids are warm and full-bodied, yet they don’t become muddy or overly boosted.

With AKG N60NC, you get powerful, balanced audio performance. Mid-bass, responsible for the body of bass guitars and punch of the kick drums is quite well-balanced.

Comfort and design

Buying these headphones you get a carry case. Both of the considered devices have a headband that can be adjusted.

The headphones have built-in buttons but AKG N60NC also has an in-line control. The wire which you get with these appliances is 120 cm long in the case with AKG N60NC and 140 cm long in the case with Sennheiser HD 4.50. The first one has an in-line microphone, while the other one is equipped with a built-in one.

AKG N60NC pros and cons

AKG N60NC pros and cons

Pros

  • Folding design makes them small enough to fit into a jacket pocket
  • The in-line microphone on the cable offers crystal clear intelligibility
  • Breathable thanks to its on-ear design

Cons

  • Noise cancellation creates audible hiss

Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC pros and cons

Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC pros and cons

Pros

  • The sound is crisp and there is a great volume range
  • Comfortable and can be worn for a long time
  • Easy to set up and connect to anything

Cons

  • The noise-canceling could be a bit better

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Headphones comparison chart

Overall
6
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
8.1
7
10
8
8
7
7
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Common

Product

AKG N60NC
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

Model

N60NC
HD 4.50 BTNC

Brand

AKG
Sennheiser

Reviews

308
4835

General

Wearing style

on ear
over ear

Enclosure

semi-open
closed back

Wireless

Wired

Specifications

Transducer

dynamic
dynamic

Driver size, mm/inches

40/1.5
32/1.2

Impedance, Ohm

32
18

Frequency response, Hz

10Hz-22KHz
18Hz-22KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

0.5

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

111
113

Magnet type

Weight (headphones), g/oz

150/5.3
238/8.4

Comfort

Adjustable headband

Foldable

Noise cancelling

Active noise cancelling

Adjustable noise cancelling level

Microphone

Built-in microphone

In-line microphone

Detachable microphone

Cables

Detachable cable

Audio cable length, cm/ft

120/3.9
140/4.6

Jack connection (TRS)

3.5
3.5

Balanced connection

Control

Built-in control buttons

In-line control

Touch control

Voice control

Google Assistant, Siri

App control

Control functions

answer/end, noise cancelling
volume, answer/end, play/pause, next/previous track, fast forward/rewind, noise cancelling

Wireless connectivity

Bluetooth

Bluetooth version

4.0

aptX

aptX HD (Hi-Res Audio)

Bluetooth profiles

A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP

NFC

Wi-Fi

Battery

Battery type

rechargable
rechargable

Battery life, hrs

30
19 (25 without noise cancelling)

Charging time, hrs

2

Charging port

micro USB
micro USB

Charging cable

micro USB to USB-A
micro USB to USB-A

Speed charge

Battery free listening mode

Battery level indicator

Additional features

Water resistance

Light indication

Additional audio features

In the box

Audio cable

Carry case

Charging cable

1/4 Adapter (6,35 mm)

Interchangeable ear pads

User manual

Manual

AKG N60NC
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
AKG N60NC
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6
  • 8.1
  • 6AKG N60NC
  • 8.1Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

The Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC is better headphones in this comparison. Check Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC price