52points

Audeze LCD-MX4

76points

Sony MDR-100ABN

Audeze LCD-MX4
Sony MDR-100ABN
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24 facts in comparison

Audeze LCD-MX4 vs Sony MDR-100ABN

Audeze LCD-MX4
Sony MDR-100ABN

Why is Audeze LCD-MX4 better than Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • 27dB/mW higher sound pressure level
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    130dB/mWvs103dB/mW
  • 12 Ohms lower impedance
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    20 Ohmsvs32 Ohms
  • 66mm bigger driver unit
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    106mmvs40mm
  • Has an open-back design
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Why is Sony MDR-100ABN better than Audeze LCD-MX4?

  • 20000Hz higher high-frequency
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    40000Hzvs20000Hz
  • Has active noise cancellation (noise control)
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  • Can be used as a headset
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  • Can be used wirelessly
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  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
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  • Has a rechargeable battery
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  • 260g lighter
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    290gvs550g
  • Has a battery level indicator
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Price comparison

Audeze LCD-MX4

Buy used:

$289.99

ProductStorePrice
Audeze LCD-MX4 AmazonAudeze LCD-MX4 Over-Ear | Open-Back Head...Audeze LCD-MX4 Over-Ear | Open-Back Headphones | Magnesium housing
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$2,995.00
Audeze LCD-MX4 AmazonSennheiser HD 800 S Reference Headphone ...Sennheiser HD 800 S Reference Headphone System
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$1,549.95
Audeze LCD-MX4 AmazonAudeze LCD-1 Audiophile Headphones, Over...Audeze LCD-1 Audiophile Headphones, Over Ear, Open-Back, Wired
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$399.00
Audeze LCD-MX4 AmazonAudeze LCD-GX Gaming Headset with Boom M...Audeze LCD-GX Gaming Headset with Boom Mic, Wired, All-Analog
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$899.00
Audeze LCD-MX4 AmazonAudeze LCD-X Over Ear Open Back Headphon...Audeze LCD-X Over Ear Open Back Headphone with New Suspension Headband Creator Package – no Travel case
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$1,199.00
Audeze LCD-MX4 AmazonAudeze LCD-2 Closed Back Over Ear Isolat...Audeze LCD-2 Closed Back Over Ear Isolating Headphones with New Suspension Headband
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$899.00
Audeze LCD-MX4 AmazonAudeze LCD-2 Closed Back Over Ear Isolat...Audeze LCD-2 Closed Back Over Ear Isolating Headphones with New Suspension Headband and Maze-Design earcups
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$899.00
Audeze LCD-MX4 AmazonAudeze LCD-3 Over Ear Open Back Headphon...Audeze LCD-3 Over Ear Open Back Headphone Zebrano Wood Rings with New Suspension Headband … Leather Free
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$1,940.00

Sony MDR-100ABN

ProductStorePrice
Sony MDR-100ABN AmazonSony MDR100ABN/B Headphones
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$104.99

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audeze LCD-MX4
Sony MDR-100ABN
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-MX4
Sony MDR-100ABN
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-MX4
Sony MDR-100ABN
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
4.weight

550g

290g

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.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Audeze LCD-MX4
Sony MDR-100ABN
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
6.can be folded
Audeze LCD-MX4
Sony MDR-100ABN
Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

5Hz

5Hz

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

20000Hz

40000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
3.has active noise cancellation (noise control)
Audeze LCD-MX4
Sony MDR-100ABN
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.
4.sound pressure level

130dB/mW

103dB/mW

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

20 Ohms

32 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.
6.has a neodymium magnet
Audeze LCD-MX4
Sony MDR-100ABN
Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
Audeze LCD-MX4
Sony MDR-100ABN
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
2.has a battery level indicator
Audeze LCD-MX4
Sony MDR-100ABN
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Audeze LCD-MX4
Sony MDR-100ABN
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audeze LCD-MX4
Sony MDR-100ABN
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-MX4
Sony MDR-100ABN
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.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Audeze LCD-MX4
Sony MDR-100ABN
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.control panel placed on a device
Audeze LCD-MX4
Sony MDR-100ABN
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.

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