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I am looking at two sets of headphones. Here are the specs:

1. Frequency range 20-22.000Hz at 106dB / 1KHz, max. 500 mW signal power, 32ohm.

2. Frequency range 20-20.000 Hz at 103dB / 1Khz, max. 50 mW signal power, 21 ohm


I currently own #2. I am thinking of getting #1. What do these numbers mean?

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frequency range is obvious..
the dB (higher = louder) is the volume you can still get that range of sound.
The rest is how much power you can have driving it, and the ohms is the resistance in the circuit the headphones produce. Higher ohms = more resistance and (usually) less power draw (if you are using it in a battery powered device).

By the numbers, #1 should sound 'better' and 'louder' all other things being equal.

However, I've had things look better by numbers but sound shittier depending what you play through it and it really depends on your own personal preferences.

Does #1 have a larger magnet (driver) ?

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What brand are these? Do you have model #'s?

I'm with Arch on this one, just because the numbers are better doesn't necessarily mean that they sounds better. I learned that you get what you pay for when you purchase audio equipment.

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in order to get 3 more decibles out of the #1's it required 10x the power of the 103db's of the number #2's.


The top ones have a higher resistance, but may not be as efficient.



Further, while these numbers indicate response from 20 - 20K they don't reflect
the accuracy of replication. there are ways to graph response but your listening
preference may be something altogether different.




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Does #1 have a larger magnet (driver) ?
No idea.

This is the site for #1:

http://www.torkworld.com/xpro.html

They are only 9.5mm thick, while the ones I have are 32mm thick I think.


I will be using a Rio Karma MP3 player and this amp to drive it.

http://www.boostaroo.com/store_detai...FR6AWAodr1wVBA


Just trying to decide if the ones from torkworld are worth the money.

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'worth the money' is always up to the buyer.

With a booster (assuming you are not overdriving the input on it and throwing distortion INTO the booster), the #1 headphones 'should' be louder and clearer. Again, keyword = should. If your mp3 player and booster can not even overtax #2 headphones (use them to their full capacity before becoming too distorted), then you might not notice much if any difference.

A lot of times the distortion is from the player/booster and not the headphones.

Personally, I'd like to hear what my $110 is going to sound like before I'd pay it, especially if I already had something that works. A side-by-side in *your* ears will tell you if it's worth it... Geek speak won't.

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If this helps, I spent $55 on some small headphones (ear bud type), compared them to other cheapo brands and noticed the difference in quality. In this case, I think you're paying more for the design than anything.

If it were me, I'd have to take a test listen before I paid $80 for some brand of headphones I've never heard of.

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Driving on a motorcycle with head phones just sounds like a bad idea.

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Jrock,
Not sure if you know of the Etymotic ER-6i. They are a noise-isolator earphone and are the best solution for audiophilic-motorcyclists

The rubber flange seals with a little spit around your ear canal and then the music is played through the middle of the flange. Benefits are that you get great noise reduction from wind and you also play your music at a much lower volume with greater clarity. I believe this helps in reducing ear drum damage over time instead of blasting music through helmet speakers to overcome the surrounding noise.

I've found them for around $65 on buy.com.

Here are the tech specs:
Frequency response: 50 Hz to 16 kHz
Tolerance: 3 dB to 6 kHz, 6 dB to 16 kHz re nominal
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1 kHz sensitivity: 108 dB @ 0.1V
Impedance: 16 Ohms
Maximum output: 120 dB SPL
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Driving on a motorcycle with head phones just sounds like a bad idea.
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Not sure if you know of the Etymotic ER-6i. They are a noise-isolator earphone and are the best solution for audiophilic-motorcyclists
The Sony's I posted above do the same thing at a fraction of the price.

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Not sure if you know of the Etymotic ER-6i. They are a noise-isolator earphone and are the best solution for audiophilic-motorcyclists

The Sony's I posted above do the same thing at a fraction of the price.
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Driving on a motorcycle with head phones just sounds like a bad idea.
I agree. I find sound way to helpful in anticipating conditions and situations.

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Numbers arent everything. Everyones ears and tastes are different. Listen to each set and see which ones make your ears happy.

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why? cops do it.
To me, riding on the streets you need all your senses. Taking one of of the game, IMO, isn't a good idea. It's just another distraction. I'm not saying it can't be done and you can do whatever you want. Me personally, I wouldn't do it. Being able to hear what is around me is a little more important than listening to my favorite tunes while riding. Once again, just my opinion.

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Wait a second. These are for your lid? I used to have similar headphones in my last lid from my chatterbox. I have not re-installed them in my new one. Take the following for what it is worth:

1. After 20 some years of riding without tunes, it was a gas for commuting. I could still hear most road noises unless the music is LOUD, but obviously it is a distraction.
2. No matter how good they are, you are not getting HiFi. Wind, bike, road, etc noise kills that prospect off pretty quick. I would not drop big bucks into speakers that fit in the lid.
3. If you are concerned about sound quality, IMO your best option is for active sound canceling earphones that snugly fit in the ear. It is a simple and relatively cheap solution.

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To me, riding on the streets you need all your senses. Taking one of of the game, IMO, isn't a good idea. It's just another distraction. I'm not saying it can't be done and you can do whatever you want. Me personally, I wouldn't do it. Being able to hear what is around me is a little more important than listening to my favorite tunes while riding. Once again, just my opinion.
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I love my Shure E2 headphones complete sound isolation.

Check them out www.shure.com

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A higher dB rating will give you more volume for the same power but you will normally loose some clarity.

Cerwin Vega (back in the day, can't speak for now) were huge sellers for people looking for large amounts of power but didn't care about quality.

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If you're looking for motorcycle over the ear headphones, don't be concerned with sound quality so much. The noise from the engine, wind and the road overall will distort the sound anyway. Sound-isolating in-ear headphones is the only way to get real quality sound, but this will block out the important road sounds.

As far the ones you posted - the specs look decent, but until you actually listen to them yourself inside your particular helmet it's impossible to tell. Check the return policy first.

BTW, I am also searching for some over the ear in-helmet headphones. Wouldn't listen to music in the city or on the twisty road, but I definitely want some entertainment while droning for several hours on a superslab.

As far as the pricing - it is subjective, but $80 for a quality headphones isn't really that much. However, if you prefer a budget solution - check out headphones on the aerostich web site. IIRC, the cheapest ones they have are like $20 and they're good about returns.

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The Etymotic ER-6i are great headphones. I have had them for a few years and they are very comfortable to ride with. No need for an amplifier. The Shure E2 are to bulky to wear comfortably inside a lid, in my opinion. The E3 would be a better choice and they are a great headphone as well.
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There's not enough information to say that the first one is louder because they give the dbSPL number without an associated power. Also the frequency response is rated at the the stated SPL and without a +-dbSPL range.

The first set will handle more power but may need all that power to make them the 3dbSPL louder as they appear to be rated.

I'll reserve comment on wearing sound isolating earphones while riding a motorcycle.

The Shure E3s (BTW I think they are changing the model number) are probably much better earphones but I think they retail at $139.

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A higher dB rating will give you more volume for the same power but you will normally loose some clarity.

Cerwin Vega (back in the day, can't speak for now) were huge sellers for people looking for large amounts of power but didn't care about quality.



Not always true......as in this case.


The louder one consumes a LOT more power. There is no way to normalize
the numbers here as their output was not tested with the same input.


Loudness is loudness ( Db's )

Power consumtion is power consumtion ( watts )

they are independant numbers.


Best case would be some kind of normalized test ( same power or same DB's)




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The Boostaroo specifies 27.3 mw per channel at .3% distortion at 32 ohms. Again there's not enough specs on the phones to say for sure, but it appears that his is not enough to drive the #1 model. With #2 you're more closely matched.

If you use NiMH battries you will lower the output power because they operate at a lower voltage, but you will save a lot of $ on batteries.

That unit probably isn't going to drive multiple headsets very well, and for $30, why should it?

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Sensitivity
A sensitivity rating tells you how effectively a speaker converts power (watts) into volume (decibels). The higher the rating, the louder your speakers will play with a given amount of amplifier power. Sensitivity is often measured by driving a speaker with one watt and measuring the loudness in decibels at one meter.

The chart below illustrates that a few dB in sensitivity can make a big difference:

Speaker Sensitivity
rating Power needed
to produce a given volume
Speaker A 85 dB 100 watts
Speaker B 88 dB 50 watts
Speaker C 91 dB 25 watts

A speaker with a sensitivity rating that's 3 dB higher than another speaker's
only needs half as much power to deliver the same amount of sound.
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