58points

AKG N40

62points

Sony MDR-Z1R

AKG N40
Sony MDR-Z1R
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19 facts in comparison

AKG N40 vs Sony MDR-Z1R

AKG N40
Sony MDR-Z1R
58
points
AKG N40
62
points
Sony MDR-Z1R

Why is AKG N40 better than Sony MDR-Z1R?

  • Has stereo speakers
    ?
  • Has passive noise reduction
    ?
  • 15dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    ?

    115dB/mWvs100dB/mW
  • 44 Ohms lower impedance
    ?

    20 Ohmsvs64 Ohms
  • Can be used as a headset
    ?
  • 363g lighter
    ?

    22gvs385g
  • Has an in-line control panel
    ?
  • Has an in-ear form
    ?

Why is Sony MDR-Z1R better than AKG N40?

  • 6Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    4Hzvs10Hz
  • 80000Hz higher high-frequency
    ?

    120000Hzvs40000Hz
  • Has active noise cancellation (noise control)
    ?
  • Has an over-the-ear form
    ?
  • Has a neodymium magnet
    ?
  • Has an L-shaped plug
    ?

Price comparison

Sony MDR-Z1R

Buy used:

$9.68

ProductStorePrice
Sony MDR-Z1R AmazonSony MDRZ1R Signature, Hi-Res Headphone,...Sony MDRZ1R Signature, Hi-Res Headphone, Black
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$1,798.00
Sony MDR-Z1R AmazonSONY MDR-Z1R WW2 Signature, Hi-Res Headp...SONY MDR-Z1R WW2 Signature, Hi-Res Headphone, Black (International Version)
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$1,699.00
Sony MDR-Z1R AmazonSony IER-M9 in-Ear Monitor Headphones
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$998.00
Sony MDR-Z1R AmazonSony Hi-Res Sealed Hybrid Earphone IER-Z...Sony Hi-Res Sealed Hybrid Earphone IER-Z1R(International Version)
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$1,900.00
Sony MDR-Z1R AmazonSony MDR100ABN/B Headphones
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$329.00

Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG N40
Sony MDR-Z1R
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
2.has an over-the-ear form
AKG N40
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.has a detachable cable
AKG N40
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.
4.weight

22g

385g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
5.travel bag is included
AKG N40
Sony MDR-Z1R
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
6.has an in-ear form
AKG N40
Sony MDR-Z1R
The in-ear device is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. It is inserted in the ear canal itself and blocks out a lot of environmental noise. It has stronger bass tones and is unlikely to fall out of the ear.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

10Hz

4Hz

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

40000Hz

120000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
3.has passive noise reduction
AKG N40
Sony MDR-Z1R
The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
4.has active noise cancellation (noise control)
AKG N40
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.sound pressure level

115dB/mW

100dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
6.impedance

20 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.

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG N40
Sony MDR-Z1R
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
AKG N40
Sony MDR-Z1R
A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.
2.Has an in-line control panel
AKG N40
Sony MDR-Z1R
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

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