53points

Audio-Technica ATH-ES88

89points

Sony MDR-1000X

100points

Sony WH-1000XM3

35points

Stax SR-507

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Audio-Technica ATH-ES88 vs Sony MDR-1000X vs Sony WH-1000XM3 vs Stax SR-507

Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony WH-1000XM3
Stax SR-507
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony WH-1000XM3
Stax SR-507

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-ES88 better than Sony MDR-1000X & Sony WH-1000XM3 & Stax SR-507?

  • Weight
    130gvs275,255,388g
  • Impedance
    34 Ohmsvs46,47,145 Ohms
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has an on-ear form

Why is Sony MDR-1000X better than Audio-Technica ATH-ES88 & Sony WH-1000XM3 & Stax SR-507?

  • Lowest frequency
    4Hzvs9,4,7Hz

Why is Sony WH-1000XM3 better than Audio-Technica ATH-ES88 & Sony MDR-1000X & Stax SR-507?

  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Has voice prompts
  • Has voice commands
  • Has USB Type-C

Why is Stax SR-507 better than Audio-Technica ATH-ES88 & Sony MDR-1000X & Sony WH-1000XM3?

  • Highest frequency
    41000Hzvs26000,40000,40000Hz
  • Sound pressure level
    118dB/mWvs103,103,104.5dB/mW
  • Has an open-back design

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony WH-1000XM3
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
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony WH-1000XM3
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

275g

255g

388g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.has a detachable cable
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Sony MDR-1000X
Sony WH-1000XM3
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
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony WH-1000XM3
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
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony WH-1000XM3
Stax SR-507

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

9Hz

4Hz

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

40000Hz

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
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony WH-1000XM3
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

103dB/mW

104.5dB/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
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony WH-1000XM3
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

46 Ohms

47 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
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony WH-1000XM3
Stax SR-507

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony WH-1000XM3
Stax SR-507

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony WH-1000XM3
Stax SR-507

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

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

4.Has USB Type-C
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony WH-1000XM3
Stax SR-507

The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony WH-1000XM3
Stax SR-507

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony WH-1000XM3
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
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony WH-1000XM3
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
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony WH-1000XM3
Stax SR-507

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony WH-1000XM3
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.has an in-line control panel
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony WH-1000XM3
Stax SR-507

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

3.can be used as a headset
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony WH-1000XM3
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.

4.has a noise canceling microphone
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony WH-1000XM3
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

5.has voice prompts
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony WH-1000XM3
Stax SR-507

This feature allows the device to inform you of important information through its audio function.

6.has voice commands
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony WH-1000XM3
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.

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Miscellaneous

1.wireless charging
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony WH-1000XM3
Stax SR-507

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

For example

Audio-Technica ATH-CKR7TW

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