41points

Audeze LCD-XC

55points

Sony MDR-Z1R

Audeze LCD-XC
Sony MDR-Z1R
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13 facts in comparison

Audeze LCD-XC vs Sony MDR-Z1R

Audeze LCD-XC
Sony MDR-Z1R

Why is Audeze LCD-XC better than Sony MDR-Z1R?

  • 30dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    ?

    130dB/mWvs100dB/mW
  • 42 Ohms lower impedance
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    22 Ohmsvs64 Ohms

Why is Sony MDR-Z1R better than Audeze LCD-XC?

  • 1Hz lower low-frequency
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    4Hzvs5Hz
  • 70000Hz higher high-frequency
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    120000Hzvs50000Hz
  • Has active noise cancellation (noise control)
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  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
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  • 265g lighter
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    385gvs650g
  • 0.5m longer cable
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    3mvs2.5m
  • Has an L-shaped plug
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Price comparison

Audeze LCD-XC

Buy used:

$980.99

ProductStorePrice
Audeze LCD-XC 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-XC 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-XC AmazonAudeze LCD-2 Classic Over Ear Open Back ...Audeze LCD-2 Classic Over Ear Open Back Headphone with New Suspension Headband
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$799.00
Audeze LCD-XC AmazonAudeze LCD-1 Audiophile Headphones, Over...Audeze LCD-1 Audiophile Headphones, Over Ear, Open-Back, Wired
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$299.00
Audeze LCD-XC AmazonAudeze LCD-4z Over Ear | Open Back Headp...Audeze LCD-4z Over Ear | Open Back Headphone | Magnesium housing | Leather Earpads
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$3,995.00
Audeze LCD-XC AmazonHIFIMAN SUNDARA Over-ear Full-size Plana...HIFIMAN SUNDARA Over-ear Full-size Planar Magnetic Headphones with High Fidelity Design Easy to Drive by iPhone /Android Comfortable Headband Open-Back Design Easy Cable Swapping Black
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$349.00
Audeze LCD-XC 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

Sony MDR-Z1R

Buy used:

$295.00

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-Z1R Signature Series in-Ear Hea...Sony IER-Z1R Signature Series in-Ear Headphones (IERZ1R),Black/Silver
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$1,698.00
Sony MDR-Z1R AmazonSony MDR-Z7M2 Hi-Res Stereo Overhead Hea...Sony MDR-Z7M2 Hi-Res Stereo Overhead Headphones Headphone (MDRZ7M2)
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$598.00
Sony MDR-Z1R AmazonSony MDR1AM2 Wired High Resolution Audio...Sony MDR1AM2 Wired High Resolution Audio Overhead Headphones, Black (MDR-1AM2/B)
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$198.00
Sony MDR-Z1R AmazonSony MDR-Z7M2 Hi-Res Stereo Overhead Hea...Sony MDR-Z7M2 Hi-Res Stereo Overhead Headphones (International Version/Seller Warranty)
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$529.00
Sony MDR-Z1R AmazonSennheiser HD 800 S Reference Headphone ...Sennheiser HD 800 S Reference Headphone System
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$1,492.66
Sony MDR-Z1R AmazonMeze 99 Neo over-ear headphones ( Black ...Meze 99 Neo over-ear headphones ( Black Silver )
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$199.00
Sony MDR-Z1R AmazonFocal Utopia Open Back Over-Ear Headphon...Focal Utopia Open Back Over-Ear Headphones (Black)
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$3,990.00
Sony MDR-Z1R walmartEar Pads Replacement Earpads for Sony MD...Ear Pads Replacement Earpads for Sony MDR-1A MDR-1ADAC MDR-1ABT Headphones Ear Pad / Ear Cushion / Ear Cups / Ear Cover (Blac
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$9.99

Design

1.has an over-the-ear form
Audeze LCD-XC
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.
2.has a detachable cable
Audeze LCD-XC
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.
3.weight

650g

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.
4.travel bag is included
Audeze LCD-XC
Sony MDR-Z1R
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
5.cable length

2.5m

3m

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
6.has an L-shaped plug
Audeze LCD-XC
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.

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.
2.highest frequency

50000Hz

120000Hz

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-XC
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.
4.sound pressure level

130dB/mW

100dB/mW

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

22 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.
6.has a neodymium magnet
Audeze LCD-XC
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.

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audeze LCD-XC
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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