68points

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC23BK

88points

Sony WH-1000XM2

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC23BK
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Audio-Technica ATH-ANC23BK vs Sony WH-1000XM2

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC23BK
Sony WH-1000XM2
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC23BK
Sony WH-1000XM2

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-ANC23BK better than Sony WH-1000XM2?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 249g lighter
    26gvs275g
  • 14 Ohms lower impedance
    32 Ohmsvs46 Ohms
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has an in-ear form
  • Has a noise canceling microphone
  • Has a removable battery

Why is Sony WH-1000XM2 better than Audio-Technica ATH-ANC23BK?

  • 20000Hz higher high-frequency
    40000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 16Hz lower low-frequency
    4Hzvs20Hz
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be used wirelessly

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Design

1.weight

26g

275g

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3g

2.has a detachable cable
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC23BK
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

3.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC23BK
Sony WH-1000XM2

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

4.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC23BK
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

5.has an over-the-ear form
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC23BK
Sony WH-1000XM2

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.

6.travel bag is included
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC23BK
Sony WH-1000XM2

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

40000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

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120000Hz

2.lowest frequency

20Hz

4Hz

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

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1Hz

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC23BK
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

4.impedance

32 Ohms

46 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.

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4 Ohms

5.has a neodymium magnet
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC23BK
Sony WH-1000XM2

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-ANC23BK
Sony WH-1000XM2

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.

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Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC23BK
Sony WH-1000XM2

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

2.has a removable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC23BK
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC23BK
Sony WH-1000XM2

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC23BK
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC23BK
Sony WH-1000XM2

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.

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Features

1.can be used as a headset
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC23BK
Sony WH-1000XM2

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 WH-1000XM2

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

3.control panel placed on a device
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC23BK
Sony WH-1000XM2

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.

4.has a noise canceling microphone
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC23BK
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

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