55points

Audio-Technica ATH-ES10

67points

V-Moda XS

Audio-Technica ATH-ES10
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Audio-Technica ATH-ES10 vs V-Moda XS

Audio-Technica ATH-ES10
V-Moda XS
Audio-Technica ATH-ES10
V-Moda XS
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67
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Why is Audio-Technica ATH-ES10 better than V-Moda XS?

  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Has a straight plug

Why is V-Moda XS better than Audio-Technica ATH-ES10?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 13.5 Ohms lower impedance
    28.5 Ohmsvs42 Ohms
  • 5g lighter
    195gvs200g
  • 3dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    105dB/mWvs102dB/mW
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Has an on-ear form

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-ES10
V-Moda XS

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
V-Moda XS

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.weight

200g

195g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-ES10
V-Moda XS

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

5.travel bag is included
Audio-Technica ATH-ES10
V-Moda XS

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

6.has an L-shaped plug
Audio-Technica ATH-ES10
V-Moda XS

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.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

40000Hz

30000Hz

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

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-ES10
V-Moda XS

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

4.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

5.impedance

42 Ohms

28.5 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.has a neodymium magnet
Audio-Technica ATH-ES10
V-Moda XS

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

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-ES10
V-Moda XS

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
V-Moda XS

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
V-Moda XS

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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