36points

Audio-Technica ATH-AD900X

50points

Sony XBA-NC85D

Audio-Technica ATH-AD900X
Sony XBA-NC85D
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20 facts in comparison

Audio-Technica ATH-AD900X vs Sony XBA-NC85D

Audio-Technica ATH-AD900X
Sony XBA-NC85D

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-AD900X better than Sony XBA-NC85D?

  • 15000Hz higher high-frequency
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    35000Hzvs20000Hz
  • Has an over-the-ear form
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  • 1.5m longer cable
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    3mvs1.5m
  • Has a straight plug
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  • Has an open-back design
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Why is Sony XBA-NC85D better than Audio-Technica ATH-AD900X?

  • Has passive noise reduction
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  • Has active noise cancellation (noise control)
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  • 6dB/mW higher sound pressure level
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    106dB/mWvs100dB/mW
  • 30 Ohms lower impedance
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    8 Ohmsvs38 Ohms
  • 259g lighter
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    6gvs265g
  • Has a battery level indicator
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  • Travel bag is included
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  • Has an in-ear form
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Price comparison

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-AD900X
Sony XBA-NC85D
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
Audio-Technica ATH-AD900X
Sony XBA-NC85D
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
Audio-Technica ATH-AD900X
Sony XBA-NC85D
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
4.weight

265g

6g

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
Audio-Technica ATH-AD900X
Sony XBA-NC85D
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
6.has an in-ear form
Audio-Technica ATH-AD900X
Sony XBA-NC85D
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

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

35000Hz

20000Hz

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
Audio-Technica ATH-AD900X
Sony XBA-NC85D
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)
Audio-Technica ATH-AD900X
Sony XBA-NC85D
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

100dB/mW

106dB/mW

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

38 Ohms

8 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.

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Audio-Technica ATH-AD900X
Sony XBA-NC85D
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
2.has a removable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-AD900X
Sony XBA-NC85D
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Audio-Technica ATH-AD900X
Sony XBA-NC85D
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-AD900X
Sony XBA-NC85D
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

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