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Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Philips ActionFit in ear
Sony WH-1000XM2
Top 49%650 points
Top 49%
Top 39%777 points
Top 39%
Top 14%1,095 points
Top 14%
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Philips ActionFit in ear
Sony WH-1000XM2
Top specs and features

Audio-Technica ATH-ES88 vs Philips ActionFit in ear vs Sony WH-1000XM2: 27 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
20000Hz
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
30Hz
4Hz

3. weight

130g
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
13g
275g

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.
34 Ohms
Flips Solo 2 Social: 4 Ohms
16 Ohms
46 Ohms

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-ES88
Philips ActionFit in ear
Sony WH-1000XM2
36% have it

6. 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
Philips ActionFit in ear
Sony WH-1000XM2
66% have it

7. 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
Philips ActionFit in ear
Sony WH-1000XM2
39% have it

8. 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
Philips ActionFit in ear
Sony WH-1000XM2
76% have it

9. 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
Philips ActionFit in ear
Sony WH-1000XM2
47% have it

10. can be folded

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Philips ActionFit in ear
Sony WH-1000XM2
31% have it

11. has a tangle free cable

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Philips ActionFit in ear
Sony WH-1000XM2
23% have it

12. 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
Philips ActionFit in ear
Sony WH-1000XM2
15% have it

13. Can be used wirelessly

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Philips ActionFit in ear
Sony WH-1000XM2
27% have it

14. 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-ES88
Philips ActionFit in ear
Sony WH-1000XM2
39% have it

15. 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
Philips ActionFit in ear
Sony WH-1000XM2
19% have it

16. travel bag is included

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Philips ActionFit in ear
Sony WH-1000XM2
64% have it

17. has included ear pads

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Philips ActionFit in ear
Sony WH-1000XM2
44% have it

18. 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
Philips ActionFit in ear
Sony WH-1000XM2
48% have it

19. 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
Philips ActionFit in ear
Sony WH-1000XM2
30% have it

20. 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
Philips ActionFit in ear
Sony WH-1000XM2
80% have it

21. sweat resistant

Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Philips ActionFit in ear
Sony WH-1000XM2
14% have it

22. has a rechargeable battery

The battery can be recharged and used over again.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Philips ActionFit in ear
Sony WH-1000XM2
20% have it

23. cable length

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
1.2m
Pioneer SE-A1000: 6m
1.2m
1.5m

24. 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
Philips ActionFit in ear
Sony WH-1000XM2
22% have it

25. supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC

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.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Philips ActionFit in ear
Sony WH-1000XM2
4% have it

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