65points

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1

62points

Sony MDR-NC100D

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Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1 vs Sony MDR-NC100D

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Sony MDR-NC100D
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Sony MDR-NC100D
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62
points

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1 better than Sony MDR-NC100D?

  • Has a detachable cable
  • Can be folded
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has an on-ear form

Why is Sony MDR-NC100D better than Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1?

  • 3000Hz higher high-frequency
    23000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 2Hz lower low-frequency
    8Hzvs10Hz
  • 60 Ohms lower impedance
    70 Ohmsvs130 Ohms
  • 74g lighter
    26gvs100g
  • 5dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    110dB/mWvs105dB/mW
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has an in-ear form

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Sony MDR-NC100D

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 a detachable cable
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Sony MDR-NC100D

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

3.weight

100g

26g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Sony MDR-NC100D

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

5.has an in-ear form
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Sony MDR-NC100D

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.

6.has included ear pads
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Sony MDR-NC100D

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

23000Hz

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

10Hz

8Hz

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.sound pressure level

105dB/mW

110dB/mW

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

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

4.impedance

130 Ohms

70 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 a neodymium magnet
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Sony MDR-NC100D

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

6.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Sony MDR-NC100D

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.

Power

1.has a removable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Sony MDR-NC100D

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Sony MDR-NC100D

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

Features

1.has an in-line control panel
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Sony MDR-NC100D

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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