81points

Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT

65points

Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1

56points

Marshall Major II

100points

Sony WH-1000XM3

Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Marshall Major II
Comparison winner
Sony WH-1000XM3
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Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT vs Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1 vs Marshall Major II vs Sony WH-1000XM3

Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Marshall Major II
Sony WH-1000XM3

Why is Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT better than Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1 & Marshall Major II & Sony WH-1000XM3?

  • Impedance
    38 Ohmsvs130,64,47 Ohms
  • Has included ear pads

Why is Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1 better than Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT & Marshall Major II & Sony WH-1000XM3?

  • Has an on-ear form

Why is Marshall Major II better than Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT & Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1 & Sony WH-1000XM3?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has a coiled cord

Why is Sony WH-1000XM3 better than Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT & Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1 & Marshall Major II?

  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has voice prompts
  • Has voice commands
  • Has USB Type-C

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Marshall Major II
Sony WH-1000XM3

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-DSR9BT
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Marshall Major II
Sony WH-1000XM3

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-DSR9BT
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Marshall Major II
Sony WH-1000XM3

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.can be folded
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Marshall Major II
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

5.sweat resistant
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Marshall Major II
Sony WH-1000XM3

Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

For example

JBL Under Armour True Wireless Flash

6.has included ear pads
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Marshall Major II
Sony WH-1000XM3

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

Sound quality

1.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Marshall Major II
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

2.sound pressure level

97dB/mW

105dB/mW

99dB/mW

104.5dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

3.impedance

38 Ohms

130 Ohms

64 Ohms

47 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

4.has a neodymium magnet
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Marshall Major II
Sony WH-1000XM3

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

5.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Marshall Major II
Sony WH-1000XM3

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.

6.driver unit size

45mm

36mm

40mm

40mm

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

Best

Audeze LCD2 Classic

106mm

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Marshall Major II
Sony WH-1000XM3

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Marshall Major II
Sony WH-1000XM3

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Marshall Major II
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

4.Has USB Type-C
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Marshall Major II
Sony WH-1000XM3

The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Marshall Major II
Sony WH-1000XM3

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Marshall Major II
Sony WH-1000XM3

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-DSR9BT
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Marshall Major II
Sony WH-1000XM3

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-DSR9BT
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Marshall Major II
Sony WH-1000XM3

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Marshall Major II
Sony WH-1000XM3

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-DSR9BT
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Marshall Major II
Sony WH-1000XM3

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-DSR9BT
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Marshall Major II
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

4.has a noise canceling microphone
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Marshall Major II
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

For example

Microsoft Surface Headphones

5.has voice prompts
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Marshall Major II
Sony WH-1000XM3

This feature allows the device to inform you of important information through its audio function.

6.has voice commands
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Marshall Major II
Sony WH-1000XM3

You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.

Miscellaneous

1.wireless charging
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Marshall Major II
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

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