65points

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC500BT

52points

Sony MDR-7520

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC500BT
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36 facts in comparison

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC500BT vs Sony MDR-7520

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC500BT
Sony MDR-7520

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-ANC500BT better than Sony MDR-7520?

  • Has active noise cancellation (noise control)
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  • Can be used as a headset
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  • Can be used wirelessly
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  • Has a rechargeable battery
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  • 89g lighter
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    180gvs269g
  • Control panel placed on a device
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  • Has a battery level indicator
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  • Has voice prompts
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Why is Sony MDR-7520 better than Audio-Technica ATH-ANC500BT?

  • 15Hz lower low-frequency
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    5Hzvs20Hz
  • 60000Hz higher high-frequency
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    80000Hzvs20000Hz
  • Has passive noise reduction
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  • 12dB/mW higher sound pressure level
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    108dB/mWvs96dB/mW
  • Has a neodymium magnet
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  • 8 Ohms lower impedance
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    24 Ohmsvs32 Ohms
  • 10mm bigger driver unit
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    50mmvs40mm
  • Travel bag is included
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Price comparison

Sony MDR-7520

Buy used:

$148.50

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$394.95
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$498.00
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$491.30
Sony MDR-7520 AmazonSony MDR-DS6500 Digital Wireless 3D Surr...Sony MDR-DS6500 Digital Wireless 3D Surround Headphones
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$990.00
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$59.99
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$130.00
Sony MDR-7520 AmazonSony MDR-AS200 Active Sports Headphones ...Sony MDR-AS200 Active Sports Headphones (White)
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$23.99

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC500BT
Sony MDR-7520
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-ANC500BT
Sony MDR-7520
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-ANC500BT
Sony MDR-7520
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
4.sweat resistance
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC500BT
Sony MDR-7520
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
5.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC500BT
Sony MDR-7520
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
6.weight

180g

269g

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.

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

20000Hz

80000Hz

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-ANC500BT
Sony MDR-7520
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-ANC500BT
Sony MDR-7520
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

96dB/mW

108dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
6.has a neodymium magnet
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC500BT
Sony MDR-7520
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 rechargeable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC500BT
Sony MDR-7520
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
2.has a battery level indicator
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC500BT
Sony MDR-7520
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
3.has a removable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC500BT
Sony MDR-7520
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC500BT
Sony MDR-7520
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC500BT
Sony MDR-7520
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-ANC500BT
Sony MDR-7520
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.
4.supports Wi-Fi
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC500BT
Sony MDR-7520
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC500BT
Sony MDR-7520
A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.
2.has a noise-canceling microphone
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC500BT
Sony MDR-7520
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
3.control panel placed on a device
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC500BT
Sony MDR-7520
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 voice prompts
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC500BT
Sony MDR-7520
With voice prompts, you will automatically receive information via audio messages – for instance, you may find out that the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.
5.has a mute function
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC500BT
Sony MDR-7520
The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
6.has voice commands
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC500BT
Sony MDR-7520
You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.

Price comparison

Sony MDR-7520

Buy used:

$148.50

ProductStorePrice
Sony MDR-7520 AmazonSony Monitor Series Closed Back Stereo S...Sony Monitor Series Closed Back Stereo Studio Headphones
Amazon logo
$394.95
Sony MDR-7520 AmazonSony IER-M7 in-Ear Monitor Headphones Bl...Sony IER-M7 in-Ear Monitor Headphones Black
Amazon logo
$498.00
Sony MDR-7520 AmazonSONY Stereo Headphones MDR-Z1000 | Refer...SONY Stereo Headphones MDR-Z1000 | Reference Studio Monitor (Japan Import)
Amazon logo
$491.30
Sony MDR-7520 AmazonSony MDR-DS6500 Digital Wireless 3D Surr...Sony MDR-DS6500 Digital Wireless 3D Surround Headphones
Amazon logo
$990.00
Sony MDR-7520 AmazonSony MDR7502 Professional Studio Headpho...Sony MDR7502 Professional Studio Headphones, Black
Amazon logo
$59.99
Sony MDR-7520 AmazonSony In-Ear Monitor Headphones MDR-EX450...Sony In-Ear Monitor Headphones MDR-EX450-H (Chrome Grey)
Amazon logo
$130.00
Sony MDR-7520 AmazonSony MDR-AS200 Active Sports Headphones ...Sony MDR-AS200 Active Sports Headphones (White)
Amazon logo
$23.99

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