52points

Audio-Technica ATH-ES88

86points

Philips SHB8850NC

89points

Sony MDR-1000X

35points

Stax SR-507

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Audio-Technica ATH-ES88 vs Philips SHB8850NC vs Sony MDR-1000X vs Stax SR-507

Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-1000X
Stax SR-507
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-1000X
Stax SR-507

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-ES88 better than Philips SHB8850NC & Sony MDR-1000X & Stax SR-507?

  • Weight
    130gvs232,275,388g
  • Has a tangle free cable

Why is Philips SHB8850NC better than Audio-Technica ATH-ES88 & Sony MDR-1000X & Stax SR-507?

  • Impedance
    16 Ohmsvs34,46,145 Ohms
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Has a straight plug
  • Wireless charging
  • Has voice commands

Why is Sony MDR-1000X better than Audio-Technica ATH-ES88 & Philips SHB8850NC & Stax SR-507?

  • Lowest frequency
    4Hzvs9,10,7Hz

Why is Stax SR-507 better than Audio-Technica ATH-ES88 & Philips SHB8850NC & Sony MDR-1000X?

  • Highest frequency
    41000Hzvs26000,22000,40000Hz
  • Sound pressure level
    118dB/mWvs103,105,103dB/mW

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-1000X
Stax SR-507

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 an over-the-ear form
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-1000X
Stax SR-507

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.

3.weight

130g

232g

275g

388g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.has a detachable cable
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-1000X
Stax SR-507

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

5.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-1000X
Stax SR-507

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

6.has a tangle free cable
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-1000X
Stax SR-507

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

9Hz

10Hz

4Hz

7Hz

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

2.highest frequency

26000Hz

22000Hz

40000Hz

41000Hz

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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-1000X
Stax SR-507

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

For example

RHA TrueConnect

4.sound pressure level

103dB/mW

105dB/mW

103dB/mW

118dB/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.has a neodymium magnet
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-1000X
Stax SR-507

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.impedance

34 Ohms

16 Ohms

46 Ohms

145 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

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-1000X
Stax SR-507

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-1000X
Stax SR-507

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-1000X
Stax SR-507

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

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-1000X
Stax SR-507

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-1000X
Stax SR-507

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

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-1000X
Stax SR-507

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.

4.Has WiFi
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-1000X
Stax SR-507

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

5.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-1000X
Stax SR-507

802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.

For example

JBL Reflect Contour 2

6.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-1000X
Stax SR-507

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

For example

RHA TrueConnect

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-1000X
Stax SR-507

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.

2.can be used as a headset
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-1000X
Stax SR-507

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.

3.has a noise canceling microphone
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-1000X
Stax SR-507

These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

For example

Microsoft Surface Headphones

4.has voice commands
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-1000X
Stax SR-507

You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.

5.has an accelerometer
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-1000X
Stax SR-507

An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

For example

Sony Xperia Ear Duo

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Miscellaneous

1.wireless charging
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-1000X
Stax SR-507

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

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