51points

Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK

86points

Sony MDR-100ABN

97points

Treblab Z2

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Sony MDR-100ABN
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Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK vs Sony MDR-100ABN vs Treblab Z2

Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK better than Sony MDR-100ABN & Treblab Z2?

  • Weight
    120gvs290,252.3g

Why is Sony MDR-100ABN better than Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK & Treblab Z2?

  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC

Why is Treblab Z2 better than Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK & Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has included ear pads
  • Sweat resistant
  • Has a noise canceling microphone

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2

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-ES55BK
Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2

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

120g

290g

252.3g

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4.has a detachable cable
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

5.can be folded
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Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2

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

6.has an in-ear form
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Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2

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.

For example

AKG N200 Wireless

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Sound quality

1.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
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Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2

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

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RHA TrueConnect

2.driver unit size

40mm

40mm

40mm

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

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106mm

3.has a neodymium magnet
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2

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

4.impedance

34 Ohms

32 Ohms

32 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.

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Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

5.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2

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.

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
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Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
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Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2

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

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Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
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Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
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Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2

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-ES55BK
Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2

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
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Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

5.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
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Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2

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
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Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2

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-ES55BK
Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2

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-ES55BK
Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2

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-ES55BK
Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2

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-ES55BK
Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2

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

5.has voice prompts
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2

This feature allows the device to inform you of important information through its audio function.

For example

RHA TrueConnect

6.has voice commands
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Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2

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

For example

RHA TrueConnect

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Miscellaneous

1.wireless charging
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2

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

For example

Audio-Technica ATH-CKR7TW

2.can be controlled remotely
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

For example

Audio-Technica ATH-CKR7TW

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