46points

Audeze LCD-3

88points

Sony WH-1000XM2

Audeze LCD-3
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Audeze LCD-3 vs Sony WH-1000XM2

Audeze LCD-3
Sony WH-1000XM2
Audeze LCD-3
Sony WH-1000XM2

Why is Audeze LCD-3 better than Sony WH-1000XM2?

  • 1 Ohms lower impedance
    45 Ohmsvs46 Ohms
  • Has an open-back design

Why is Sony WH-1000XM2 better than Audeze LCD-3?

  • 1Hz lower low-frequency
    4Hzvs5Hz
  • 273g lighter
    275gvs548g
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Control panel placed on a device

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audeze LCD-3
Sony WH-1000XM2

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
Audeze LCD-3
Sony WH-1000XM2

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
Audeze LCD-3
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

4.weight

548g

275g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Audeze LCD-3
Sony WH-1000XM2

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.

6.travel bag is included
Audeze LCD-3
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

50000Hz

40000Hz

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

2.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

3.has a neodymium magnet
Audeze LCD-3
Sony WH-1000XM2

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.impedance

45 Ohms

46 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

5.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Audeze LCD-3
Sony WH-1000XM2

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.

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Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
Audeze LCD-3
Sony WH-1000XM2

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Audeze LCD-3
Sony WH-1000XM2

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audeze LCD-3
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Audeze LCD-3
Sony WH-1000XM2

Device supports fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Audeze LCD-3
Sony WH-1000XM2

There is a control panel on the device 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.

2.can be used as a headset
Audeze LCD-3
Sony WH-1000XM2

A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for applications which require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones etc.

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