53points

Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK

63points

Sony MDR-NC100D

Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
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Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK vs Sony MDR-NC100D

Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Sony MDR-NC100D
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Sony MDR-NC100D
53
points
63
points

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK better than Sony MDR-NC100D?

  • 36 Ohms lower impedance
    34 Ohmsvs70 Ohms
  • Can be folded
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has an on-ear form

Why is Sony MDR-NC100D better than Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK?

  • 2Hz lower low-frequency
    8Hzvs10Hz
  • 94g lighter
    26gvs120g
  • 7dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    110dB/mWvs103dB/mW
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Has an in-ear form

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Sony MDR-NC100D

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

2.weight

120g

26g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

3.has an in-ear form
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Sony MDR-NC100D

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.

4.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Sony MDR-NC100D

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

5.has included ear pads
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Sony MDR-NC100D

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

6.travel bag is included
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Sony MDR-NC100D

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

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

25000Hz

23000Hz

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

8Hz

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.sound pressure level

103dB/mW

110dB/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.impedance

34 Ohms

70 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

5.has a neodymium magnet
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Sony MDR-NC100D

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

6.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Sony MDR-NC100D

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.

Power

1.has a removable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Sony MDR-NC100D

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

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Sony MDR-NC100D

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

Features

1.has an in-line control panel
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Sony MDR-NC100D

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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