56points

Audio-Technica ATH-CKS1000

89points

Sony MDR-XB950B1

Audio-Technica ATH-CKS1000
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Audio-Technica ATH-CKS1000 vs Sony MDR-XB950B1

Audio-Technica ATH-CKS1000
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Audio-Technica ATH-CKS1000
Sony MDR-XB950B1
56
points
89
points

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-CKS1000 better than Sony MDR-XB950B1?

  • 8 Ohms lower impedance
    16 Ohmsvs24 Ohms
  • 233g lighter
    12gvs245g
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has an in-ear form
  • Has a straight plug

Why is Sony MDR-XB950B1 better than Audio-Technica ATH-CKS1000?

  • 2000Hz higher high-frequency
    28000Hzvs26000Hz
  • 2Hz lower low-frequency
    3Hzvs5Hz
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has an over-the-ear form

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-CKS1000
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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-CKS1000
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

3.has an over-the-ear form
Audio-Technica ATH-CKS1000
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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.

4.weight

12g

245g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has a tangle free cable
Audio-Technica ATH-CKS1000
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

6.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-CKS1000
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

26000Hz

28000Hz

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

5Hz

3Hz

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-CKS1000
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

106dB/mW

105dB/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

16 Ohms

24 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-CKS1000
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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-CKS1000
Sony MDR-XB950B1

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-CKS1000
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-CKS1000
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Audio-Technica ATH-CKS1000
Sony MDR-XB950B1

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-CKS1000
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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-CKS1000
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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.Has WiFi
Audio-Technica ATH-CKS1000
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Audio-Technica ATH-CKS1000
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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.

2.can be used as a headset
Audio-Technica ATH-CKS1000
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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.

3.has an in-line control panel
Audio-Technica ATH-CKS1000
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

4.number of microphones

1

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

5.has a noise canceling microphone
Audio-Technica ATH-CKS1000
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

For example

Microsoft Surface Headphones

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