42points

Abyss AB-1266

68points

Sony MDR-Z1R

Abyss AB-1266
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Abyss AB-1266 vs Sony MDR-Z1R

Abyss AB-1266
Sony MDR-Z1R
Abyss AB-1266
Sony MDR-Z1R
42
points
68
points

Why is Abyss AB-1266 better than Sony MDR-Z1R?

  • 18 Ohms lower impedance
    46 Ohmsvs64 Ohms
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has an open-back design

Why is Sony MDR-Z1R better than Abyss AB-1266?

  • 92000Hz higher high-frequency
    120000Hzvs28000Hz
  • 1Hz lower low-frequency
    4Hzvs5Hz
  • 275g lighter
    385gvs660g
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • 0.5m longer cable
    3mvs2.5m

Top specs and features

Design

1.has a detachable cable
Abyss AB-1266
Sony MDR-Z1R

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

2.has an over-the-ear form
Abyss AB-1266
Sony MDR-Z1R

Comfortable full-size form with earcups that fully enclose your ears. This model is loved for its increased sound isolation and the fact that it won't leak sound to your neighbors. It offers potential for maximum bass and loudness levels.

3.weight

660g

385g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.travel bag is included
Abyss AB-1266
Sony MDR-Z1R

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

5.has an L-shaped plug
Abyss AB-1266
Sony MDR-Z1R

An L-shaped plug is better if the jack is on the left or right side of the device, so that the cable isn't bent, and is less likely to break when the device is in your pocket.

6.has a straight plug
Abyss AB-1266
Sony MDR-Z1R

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

5Hz

4Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.

Best

Sony MH1CBLK

1Hz

2.highest frequency

28000Hz

120000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

Best

Sony MDR-Z1R

120000Hz

3.has a neodymium magnet
Abyss AB-1266
Sony MDR-Z1R

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

4.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Abyss AB-1266
Sony MDR-Z1R

This type of device allows 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. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.

5.impedance

46 Ohms

64 Ohms

Impedance is the device’s electrical resistance to the current being pushed through it. The lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Abyss AB-1266
Sony MDR-Z1R

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

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