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Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Klipsch Image S3
Sony MDR-100ABN
Top 50%656 points
Top 50%
Top 51%651 points
Top 51%
Top 9%1,194 points
Top 9%
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Klipsch Image S3
Sony MDR-100ABN
Top specs and features

Audio-Technica ATH-ES88 vs Klipsch Image S3 vs Sony MDR-100ABN: 28 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.
26000Hz
Sony MDR-Z1R: 120000Hz
18000Hz
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.
9Hz
Sony MH1CBLK: 1Hz
12Hz
5Hz

3. has sound isolation/passive noise reduction

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Klipsch Image S3
Sony MDR-100ABN
44% have it

4. weight

130g
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
11g
290g

5. 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.
34 Ohms
Flips Solo 2 Social: 4 Ohms
18 Ohms
32 Ohms

6. 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-ES88
Klipsch Image S3
Sony MDR-100ABN
36% have it

7. 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
106dB/mW
103dB/mW

8. 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-ES88
Klipsch Image S3
Sony MDR-100ABN
66% have it

9. 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-ES88
Klipsch Image S3
Sony MDR-100ABN
39% have it

10. 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-ES88
Klipsch Image S3
Sony MDR-100ABN
76% have it

11. can be used as a headset

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.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Klipsch Image S3
Sony MDR-100ABN
47% have it

12. can be folded

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Klipsch Image S3
Sony MDR-100ABN
31% have it

13. has a tangle free cable

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Klipsch Image S3
Sony MDR-100ABN
23% have it

14. has active noise canceling/noise reduction

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.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Klipsch Image S3
Sony MDR-100ABN
15% have it

15. Can be used wirelessly

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Klipsch Image S3
Sony MDR-100ABN
27% have it

16. 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
5.8mm
40mm

17. control panel placed on a device

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.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Klipsch Image S3
Sony MDR-100ABN
19% have it

18. travel bag is included

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Klipsch Image S3
Sony MDR-100ABN
64% have it

19. has included ear pads

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Klipsch Image S3
Sony MDR-100ABN
44% have it

20. has a straight plug

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Klipsch Image S3
Sony MDR-100ABN
48% have it

21. 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-ES88
Klipsch Image S3
Sony MDR-100ABN
30% have it

22. 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-ES88
Klipsch Image S3
Sony MDR-100ABN
80% have it

23. has a battery level indicator

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Klipsch Image S3
Sony MDR-100ABN
18% have it

24. has a rechargeable battery

The battery can be recharged and used over again.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Klipsch Image S3
Sony MDR-100ABN
20% have it

25. 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-ES88
Klipsch Image S3
Sony MDR-100ABN
22% have it

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