66points

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC23BK

78points

Sony MDR-NC13

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC23BK
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23 facts in comparison

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC23BK vs Sony MDR-NC13

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC23BK
Sony MDR-NC13
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC23BK
Sony MDR-NC13
66
points
78
points

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-ANC23BK better than Sony MDR-NC13?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has a noise canceling microphone

Why is Sony MDR-NC13 better than Audio-Technica ATH-ANC23BK?

  • 2000Hz higher high-frequency
    22000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 10Hz lower low-frequency
    10Hzvs20Hz
  • 16 Ohms lower impedance
    16 Ohmsvs32 Ohms
  • 7g lighter
    19gvs26g
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has a tangle free cable

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC23BK
Sony MDR-NC13

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-ANC23BK
Sony MDR-NC13

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

3.weight

26g

19g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.has a tangle free cable
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC23BK
Sony MDR-NC13

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

5.has an in-ear form
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC23BK
Sony MDR-NC13

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-ANC23BK
Sony MDR-NC13

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

22000Hz

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

20Hz

10Hz

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 sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC23BK
Sony MDR-NC13

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

4.sound pressure level

105dB/mW

99dB/mW

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

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

5.impedance

32 Ohms

16 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

6.has a neodymium magnet
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC23BK
Sony MDR-NC13

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 battery level indicator
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC23BK
Sony MDR-NC13

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a removable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC23BK
Sony MDR-NC13

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

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC23BK
Sony MDR-NC13

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

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC23BK
Sony MDR-NC13

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.

2.has an in-line control panel
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC23BK
Sony MDR-NC13

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

3.has a noise canceling microphone
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC23BK
Sony MDR-NC13

These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

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