55points

Audio-Technica ATH-ES10

61points

Sony MDR-1A

Audio-Technica ATH-ES10
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Audio-Technica ATH-ES10 vs Sony MDR-1A

Audio-Technica ATH-ES10
Sony MDR-1A
Audio-Technica ATH-ES10
Sony MDR-1A
55
points
61
points

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-ES10 better than Sony MDR-1A?

  • Has stereo speakers
  • 25g lighter
    200gvs225g
  • Can be folded
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
  • Has a straight plug

Why is Sony MDR-1A better than Audio-Technica ATH-ES10?

  • 60000Hz higher high-frequency
    100000Hzvs40000Hz
  • 2Hz lower low-frequency
    3Hzvs5Hz
  • 18 Ohms lower impedance
    24 Ohmsvs42 Ohms
  • 3dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    105dB/mWvs102dB/mW
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has an in-line control panel

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-ES10
Sony MDR-1A

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-ES10
Sony MDR-1A

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-ES10
Sony MDR-1A

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

200g

225g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-ES10
Sony MDR-1A

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

6.travel bag is included
Audio-Technica ATH-ES10
Sony MDR-1A

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

Sound quality

1.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

2.highest frequency

40000Hz

100000Hz

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.sound pressure level

102dB/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

4.has a neodymium magnet
Audio-Technica ATH-ES10
Sony MDR-1A

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.impedance

42 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.driver unit size

53mm

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

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-ES10
Sony MDR-1A

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Audio-Technica ATH-ES10
Sony MDR-1A

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.

2.has an in-line control panel
Audio-Technica ATH-ES10
Sony MDR-1A

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

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