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Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Sony MDR-100ABN
Soul Electronics SL300GG
Top 50%655 points
Top 50%
Top 9%1,195 points
Top 9%
Top 63%483 points
Top 63%
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Sony MDR-100ABN
Soul Electronics SL300GG
Top specs and features

Audio-Technica ATH-ES88 vs Sony MDR-100ABN vs Soul Electronics SL300GG: 23 facts in comparison

1. 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
Sony MDR-100ABN
Soul Electronics SL300GG
44% have it

2. weight

130g
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
290g
252g

3. 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
Sony MDR-100ABN
Soul Electronics SL300GG
36% have it

4. 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
Sony MDR-100ABN
Soul Electronics SL300GG
67% have it

5. 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
Sony MDR-100ABN
Soul Electronics SL300GG
39% have it

6. 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
Sony MDR-100ABN
Soul Electronics SL300GG
76% have it

7. can be folded

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Sony MDR-100ABN
Soul Electronics SL300GG
31% have it

8. 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
Sony MDR-100ABN
Soul Electronics SL300GG
47% have it

9. has a tangle free cable

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Sony MDR-100ABN
Soul Electronics SL300GG
23% have it

10. has an in-line control panel

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Sony MDR-100ABN
Soul Electronics SL300GG
47% have it

11. 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
Sony MDR-100ABN
Soul Electronics SL300GG
15% have it

12. Can be used wirelessly

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Sony MDR-100ABN
Soul Electronics SL300GG
26% have it

13. 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
Sony MDR-100ABN
Soul Electronics SL300GG
19% have it

14. travel bag is included

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Sony MDR-100ABN
Soul Electronics SL300GG
64% have it

15. 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
Sony MDR-100ABN
Soul Electronics SL300GG
30% have it

16. has a battery level indicator

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Sony MDR-100ABN
Soul Electronics SL300GG
18% have it

17. 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
Sony MDR-100ABN
Soul Electronics SL300GG
80% have it

18. has a rechargeable battery

The battery can be recharged and used over again.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Sony MDR-100ABN
Soul Electronics SL300GG
20% have it

19. cable length

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

20. 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
Sony MDR-100ABN
Soul Electronics SL300GG
22% have it

21. has a removable battery

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Sony MDR-100ABN
Soul Electronics SL300GG
6% have it

22. 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
Sony MDR-100ABN
Soul Electronics SL300GG
4% have it

23. has an open-back design

The device is designed in a way that allows sound to go out through the back of the ear cups, which usually have vents or perforations. This design provides very natural and accurate sound.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Sony MDR-100ABN
Soul Electronics SL300GG
10% have it

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