65points

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC500BT

52points

Sony MDR-Z7

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC500BT
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Audio-Technica ATH-ANC500BT vs Sony MDR-Z7

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC500BT
Sony MDR-Z7

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-ANC500BT better than Sony MDR-Z7?

  • Has active noise cancellation (noise control)
    ?
  • 38 Ohms lower impedance
    ?

    32 Ohmsvs70 Ohms
  • Can be used as a headset
    ?
  • Can be used wirelessly
    ?
  • Has a rechargeable battery
    ?
  • 155g lighter
    ?

    180gvs335g
  • Control panel placed on a device
    ?
  • Has a battery level indicator
    ?

Why is Sony MDR-Z7 better than Audio-Technica ATH-ANC500BT?

  • 16Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    4Hzvs20Hz
  • 80000Hz higher high-frequency
    ?

    100000Hzvs20000Hz
  • Has passive noise reduction
    ?
  • 6dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    ?

    102dB/mWvs96dB/mW
  • Has a neodymium magnet
    ?
  • 30mm bigger driver unit
    ?

    70mmvs40mm
  • 1.8m longer cable
    ?

    3mvs1.2m

Price comparison

Sony MDR-Z7

Buy used:

$187.35

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC500BT
Sony MDR-Z7
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-Z7
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-Z7
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-Z7
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
5.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC500BT
Sony MDR-Z7
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
6.weight

180g

335g

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

100000Hz

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-Z7
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-Z7
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

102dB/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-Z7
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-Z7
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
2.has a battery level indicator
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC500BT
Sony MDR-Z7
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
3.has a removable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC500BT
Sony MDR-Z7
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-Z7
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC500BT
Sony MDR-Z7
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-Z7
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-Z7
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC500BT
Sony MDR-Z7
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-Z7
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-Z7
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-Z7
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-Z7
The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
6.has voice commands
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC500BT
Sony MDR-Z7
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-Z7

Buy used:

$187.35

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$9.22
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