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Audio-Technica ATH-ES88 vs Sony MDR-DS6500: 20 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
22000Hz

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

3. weight

320g lighter.
130g
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
450g

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
66 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
Sony MDR-DS6500
33% 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
Sony MDR-DS6500
71% have it

7. has a tangle free cable

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Sony MDR-DS6500
24% have it

8. can be folded

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Sony MDR-DS6500
32% have it

9. 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-DS6500
78% have it

10. 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
40mm

11. 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
Sony MDR-DS6500
41% have it

12. 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-DS6500
63% have it

13. Can be used wirelessly

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Sony MDR-DS6500
19% have it

14. 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-DS6500
31% 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
Sony MDR-DS6500
16% have it

16. has a battery level indicator

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Sony MDR-DS6500
10% 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-DS6500
85% have it

18. 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-DS6500
23% have it

19. cable length

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

20. has a removable battery

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Sony MDR-DS6500
6% have it

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