54points

Audio-Technica ATH-ES10

44points

JBL Synchros S500

86points

Philips SHB8850NC

87points

Sony MDR-100ABN

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JBL Synchros S500
Philips SHB8850NC
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Audio-Technica ATH-ES10 vs JBL Synchros S500 vs Philips SHB8850NC vs Sony MDR-100ABN

Audio-Technica ATH-ES10
JBL Synchros S500
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-100ABN
Audio-Technica ATH-ES10
JBL Synchros S500
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-100ABN

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-ES10 better than JBL Synchros S500 & Philips SHB8850NC & Sony MDR-100ABN?

    Why is JBL Synchros S500 better than Audio-Technica ATH-ES10 & Philips SHB8850NC & Sony MDR-100ABN?

    • Has an in-line control panel
    • Has a removable battery

    Why is Philips SHB8850NC better than Audio-Technica ATH-ES10 & JBL Synchros S500 & Sony MDR-100ABN?

    • Wireless charging
    • Has voice commands
    • Has an open-back design

    Why is Sony MDR-100ABN better than Audio-Technica ATH-ES10 & JBL Synchros S500 & Philips SHB8850NC?

    • Has an L-shaped plug

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    Design

    1.has stereo speakers
    Audio-Technica ATH-ES10
    JBL Synchros S500
    Philips SHB8850NC
    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 an over-the-ear form
    Audio-Technica ATH-ES10
    JBL Synchros S500
    Philips SHB8850NC
    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.

    3.has a detachable cable
    Audio-Technica ATH-ES10
    JBL Synchros S500
    Philips SHB8850NC
    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.

    4.can be folded
    Audio-Technica ATH-ES10
    JBL Synchros S500
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Sony MDR-100ABN

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

    5.sweat resistant
    Audio-Technica ATH-ES10
    JBL Synchros S500
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Sony MDR-100ABN

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

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    RHA TrueConnect

    6.has included ear pads
    Audio-Technica ATH-ES10
    JBL Synchros S500
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Sony MDR-100ABN

    Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

    For example

    RHA TrueConnect

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    Sound quality

    1.lowest frequency

    5Hz

    10Hz

    10Hz

    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

    2.highest frequency

    40000Hz

    22000Hz

    22000Hz

    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

    3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
    Audio-Technica ATH-ES10
    JBL Synchros S500
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Sony MDR-100ABN

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

    For example

    RHA TrueConnect

    4.sound pressure level

    102dB/mW

    117dB/mW

    105dB/mW

    103dB/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.has a neodymium magnet
    Audio-Technica ATH-ES10
    JBL Synchros S500
    Philips SHB8850NC
    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.

    6.driver unit size

    53mm

    50mm

    32mm

    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

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    Power

    1.has a battery level indicator
    Audio-Technica ATH-ES10
    JBL Synchros S500
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Sony MDR-100ABN

    An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

    2.has a rechargeable battery
    Audio-Technica ATH-ES10
    JBL Synchros S500
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Sony MDR-100ABN

    The battery can be recharged and used over again.

    3.has a removable battery
    Audio-Technica ATH-ES10
    JBL Synchros S500
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Sony MDR-100ABN

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

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    Connectivity

    1.Can be used wirelessly
    Audio-Technica ATH-ES10
    JBL Synchros S500
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Sony MDR-100ABN

    Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

    2.has a 3.5mm male connector
    Audio-Technica ATH-ES10
    JBL Synchros S500
    Philips SHB8850NC
    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-ES10
    JBL Synchros S500
    Philips SHB8850NC
    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.

    4.Has WiFi
    Audio-Technica ATH-ES10
    JBL Synchros S500
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Sony MDR-100ABN

    The device can connect to WiFi.

    For example

    Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

    5.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
    Audio-Technica ATH-ES10
    JBL Synchros S500
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Sony MDR-100ABN

    802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

    For example

    RHA TrueConnect

    6.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
    Audio-Technica ATH-ES10
    JBL Synchros S500
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Sony MDR-100ABN

    802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.

    For example

    JBL Reflect Contour 2

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    Features

    1.control panel placed on a device
    Audio-Technica ATH-ES10
    JBL Synchros S500
    Philips SHB8850NC
    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.has an in-line control panel
    Audio-Technica ATH-ES10
    JBL Synchros S500
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Sony MDR-100ABN

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

    3.can be used as a headset
    Audio-Technica ATH-ES10
    JBL Synchros S500
    Philips SHB8850NC
    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.

    4.has a noise canceling microphone
    Audio-Technica ATH-ES10
    JBL Synchros S500
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Sony MDR-100ABN

    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 commands
    Audio-Technica ATH-ES10
    JBL Synchros S500
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Sony MDR-100ABN

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

    6.has an accelerometer
    Audio-Technica ATH-ES10
    JBL Synchros S500
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Sony MDR-100ABN

    An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

    For example

    Sony Xperia Ear Duo

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    Miscellaneous

    1.wireless charging
    Audio-Technica ATH-ES10
    JBL Synchros S500
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Sony MDR-100ABN

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

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