Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BTSony MDR-Z1R
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Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT vs Sony MDR-Z1R: 31 facts in comparison

1. highest frequency

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
45000Hz
Sony MDR-Z1R: 120000Hz
120000Hz

2. lowest frequency

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
5Hz
Sony MH1CBLK: 1Hz
4Hz

3. weight

75g lighter.
310g
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
385g

4. 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.
38Ohms
Flips Solo 2 Social: 4Ohms
64Ohms

5. has a neodymium magnet

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Sony MDR-Z1R
33% have it

6. sound pressure level

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
97dB/mW
AKG K553 Pro: 144dB/mW
100dB/mW

7. no battery needed

This device works without batteries. It weighs less and you don't have to worry about recharging or replacing the battery.
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Sony MDR-Z1R
73% have it

8. has a detachable cable

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-DSR9BT
Sony MDR-Z1R
38% have it

9. can be folded

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Sony MDR-Z1R
31% have it

10. can be used as a headset

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-DSR9BT
Sony MDR-Z1R
36% have it

11. driver unit size

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
45mm
Audeze EL-8 Titanium: 100mm
70.1mm

12. 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-DSR9BT
Sony MDR-Z1R
75% have it

13. has a straight plug

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Sony MDR-Z1R
54% have it

14. has an L-shaped plug

An L-shaped plug is better if the jack is on the left or right side of the device, so that the cable isn't bent, and is less likely to break when the device is in your pocket.
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Sony MDR-Z1R
32% have it

15. has included ear pads

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Sony MDR-Z1R
42% have it

16. has an over-the-ear form

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-DSR9BT
Sony MDR-Z1R
42% have it

17. Can be used wirelessly

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Sony MDR-Z1R
16% have it

18. control panel placed on a device

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-DSR9BT
Sony MDR-Z1R
14% have it

19. travel bag is included

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Sony MDR-Z1R
64% have it

20. has active noise canceling/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-DSR9BT
Sony MDR-Z1R
13% have it

21. has a battery level indicator

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Sony MDR-Z1R
8% have it

22. has a coiled cord

A coiled cord typically offers more flexibility as it can be extended, and taken outside for example.
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Sony MDR-Z1R
8% have it

23. sweat resistant

Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Sony MDR-Z1R
10% have it

24. cable length

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
2m
Pioneer SE-A1000: 6m
3m

25. has a 3.5mm male connector

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Sony MDR-Z1R
87% have it

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