Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BKSony MDR-10RC
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Top 52%
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Top 43%
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Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK vs Sony MDR-10RC: 19 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.
25000Hz
Sony MDR-Z1R: 120000Hz
40000Hz

2. lowest frequency

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
10Hz
Sony MH1CBLK: 1Hz
5Hz

3. weight

45g lighter.
120g
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
165g

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.
34Ohms
Flips Solo 2 Social: 4Ohms
40Ohms

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-ES55BK
Sony MDR-10RC
33% have it

6. sound pressure level

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
103dB/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-ES55BK
Sony MDR-10RC
71% 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-ES55BK
Sony MDR-10RC
39% have it

9. can be folded

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Sony MDR-10RC
32% have it

10. has an in-line control panel

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Sony MDR-10RC
45% have it

11. 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-ES55BK
Sony MDR-10RC
78% have it

12. 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.
40mm
Audeze LCD2 Classic: 106mm
40mm

13. 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-ES55BK
Sony MDR-10RC
41% have it

14. has a straight plug

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Sony MDR-10RC
51% have it

15. travel bag is included

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Sony MDR-10RC
63% have it

16. 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-ES55BK
Sony MDR-10RC
31% have it

17. 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-ES55BK
Sony MDR-10RC
85% have it

18. has an on-ear form

This device comfortably rests on top of your outer ears. As it doesn't block out everything from the outside world, it's preferred in places like office environments and recommended for outdoor activities.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Sony MDR-10RC
23% have it

19. cable length

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
1.2m
Pioneer SE-A1000: 6m
1.2m

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