81points

Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT

53points

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4

48points

Grado GR8e

88points

Sony MDR-100ABN

Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4
Grado GR8e
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Sony MDR-100ABN
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31 facts in comparison

Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT vs Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4 vs Grado GR8e vs Sony MDR-100ABN

Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4
Grado GR8e
Sony MDR-100ABN
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4
Grado GR8e
Sony MDR-100ABN
81
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53
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48
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88
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Why is Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT better than Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4 & Grado GR8e & Sony MDR-100ABN?

Why is Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4 better than Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT & Grado GR8e & Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Has an in-line control panel

Why is Grado GR8e better than Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT & Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4 & Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Weight
    9gvs310,235,290g
  • Has an in-ear form

Why is Sony MDR-100ABN better than Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT & Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4 & Grado GR8e?

  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Has an on-ear form

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4
Grado GR8e
Sony MDR-100ABN

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
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4
Grado GR8e
Sony MDR-100ABN

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
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4
Grado GR8e
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

310g

235g

9g

290g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4
Grado GR8e
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

6.has an in-ear form
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4
Grado GR8e
Sony MDR-100ABN

The in-ear device is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. It is inserted in the ear canal itself and blocks out a lot of environmental noise. It has stronger bass tones and is unlikely to fall out of the ear.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

45000Hz

20000Hz

20000Hz

40000Hz

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

20Hz

20Hz

5Hz

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-DSR9BT
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4
Grado GR8e
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

4.has a neodymium magnet
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4
Grado GR8e
Sony MDR-100ABN

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
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4
Grado GR8e
Sony MDR-100ABN

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.

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4
Grado GR8e
Sony MDR-100ABN

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4
Grado GR8e
Sony MDR-100ABN

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4
Grado GR8e
Sony MDR-100ABN

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4
Grado GR8e
Sony MDR-100ABN

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
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4
Grado GR8e
Sony MDR-100ABN

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.

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4
Grado GR8e
Sony MDR-100ABN

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
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4
Grado GR8e
Sony MDR-100ABN

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
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4
Grado GR8e
Sony MDR-100ABN

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
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4
Grado GR8e
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

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