87points

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC900BT

100points

Sony WH-1000XM3

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC900BT
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Audio-Technica ATH-ANC900BT vs Sony WH-1000XM3

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC900BT
Sony WH-1000XM3
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC900BT
Sony WH-1000XM3
87
points
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC900BT
100
points
Sony WH-1000XM3

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-ANC900BT better than Sony WH-1000XM3?

  • 12 Ohms lower impedance
    ?

    35 Ohmsvs47 Ohms
  • 0.8 newer Bluetooth version
    5vs4.2

Why is Sony WH-1000XM3 better than Audio-Technica ATH-ANC900BT?

  • 1Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    4Hzvs5Hz
  • 1.5dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    ?

    104.5dB/mWvs103dB/mW
  • Has a neodymium magnet
    ?
  • 8g lighter
    255gvs263g
  • 3h longer battery life
    ?

    38hvs35h
  • Has an in-line control panel
    ?
  • 2 more microphone(s)
    ?

    3vs1
  • 2.5h shorter charge time
    ?

    3hvs5.5h

Design

1.has stereo speakers
?

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

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC900BT
Sony WH-1000XM3
2.has an over-the-ear form
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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.

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC900BT
Sony WH-1000XM3
3.has a detachable cable
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With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC900BT
Sony WH-1000XM3
4.lighter
?

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

263g

255g

5.has a tangle free cable
?

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

For example

JBL Tune 110

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC900BT
Sony WH-1000XM3
6.can be folded
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Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC900BT
Sony WH-1000XM3

Sound quality

1. higher high-frequency
?

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

40000Hz

40000Hz

2. lower low-frequency
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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

5Hz

4Hz

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
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The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

For example

JBL Tune 110

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC900BT
Sony WH-1000XM3
4. higher sound pressure level
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Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

103dB/mW

104.5dB/mW

5. lower impedance
?

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

35 Ohms

47 Ohms

6.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
?

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.

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC900BT
Sony WH-1000XM3

Power

1. longer battery life
?

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.

Best

Sennheiser PXC 480

50h

35h

38h

2.has a rechargeable battery
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The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC900BT
Sony WH-1000XM3
3.has a battery level indicator
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An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC900BT
Sony WH-1000XM3
4. shorter charge time
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The time it takes to fully charge the battery.

Best

Sony Xperia Ear Duo

0.46h

5.5h

3h

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

For example

Jaybird Run XT

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC900BT
Sony WH-1000XM3
6.Has USB Type-C
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The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC900BT
Sony WH-1000XM3

Connectivity

1. newer Bluetooth version
?

Best

SoundMagic E11BT

5

5

4.2

2.Can be used wirelessly
?

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC900BT
Sony WH-1000XM3
3. greater wireless connectivity range
?

The device can connect at a greater distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.

Best

Mavin Air-X

100m

10m

10m

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

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC900BT
Sony WH-1000XM3
5.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
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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.

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC900BT
Sony WH-1000XM3
6.Has WiFi
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The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC900BT
Sony WH-1000XM3

Features

1.can be used as a headset
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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.

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC900BT
Sony WH-1000XM3
2.control panel placed on a device
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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.

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC900BT
Sony WH-1000XM3
3. more microphone(s)
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More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

1

3

4.has an in-line control panel
?

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

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC900BT
Sony WH-1000XM3
5.has a noise canceling microphone
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These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

For example

Mpow H5

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC900BT
Sony WH-1000XM3
6.Has voice prompts
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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.

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC900BT
Sony WH-1000XM3

Miscellaneous

1.has wireless charging
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The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

For example

Audio-Technica ATH-CKR7TW

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC900BT
Sony WH-1000XM3

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