53points

Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK

82points

Sony MDR-1RBT

Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
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22 facts in comparison

Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK vs Sony MDR-1RBT

Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Sony MDR-1RBT
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Sony MDR-1RBT
53
points
82
points

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK better than Sony MDR-1RBT?

  • 177g lighter
    120gvs297g
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has an on-ear form

Why is Sony MDR-1RBT better than Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK?

  • 55000Hz higher high-frequency
    80000Hzvs25000Hz
  • 6Hz lower low-frequency
    4Hzvs10Hz
  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 10 Ohms lower impedance
    24 Ohmsvs34 Ohms
  • 2dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    105dB/mWvs103dB/mW
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be used wirelessly

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Sony MDR-1RBT

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-ES55BK
Sony MDR-1RBT

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-ES55BK
Sony MDR-1RBT

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

120g

297g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Sony MDR-1RBT

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

6.has a tangle free cable
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Sony MDR-1RBT

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

25000Hz

80000Hz

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

10Hz

4Hz

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-ES55BK
Sony MDR-1RBT

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

103dB/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

34 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.has a neodymium magnet
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Sony MDR-1RBT

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

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Sony MDR-1RBT

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Sony MDR-1RBT

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Sony MDR-1RBT

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

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Sony MDR-1RBT

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.

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