Audio-Technica ATH-EW9Sony MDR-NC100D
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Audio-Technica ATH-EW9 vs Sony MDR-NC100D: 21 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.
24000Hz
Sony MDR-Z1R: 120000Hz
23000Hz

2. lowest frequency

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
14Hz
Sony MH1CBLK: 1Hz
8Hz

3. weight

7g lighter.
33g
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
26g

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.
29Ohms
Flips Solo 2 Social: 4Ohms
70Ohms

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-EW9
Sony MDR-NC100D
34% have it

6. sound pressure level

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
105dB/mW
AKG K553 Pro: 144dB/mW
110dB/mW

7. 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-EW9
Sony MDR-NC100D
72% have it

8. can be folded

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Sony MDR-NC100D
32% have it

9. 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-EW9
Sony MDR-NC100D
45% 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.
28mm
Audeze LCD2 Classic: 106mm
13.5mm

11. 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-EW9
Sony MDR-NC100D
76% have it

12. has a straight plug

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Sony MDR-NC100D
52% have it

13. 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-EW9
Sony MDR-NC100D
31% have it

14. has included ear pads

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Sony MDR-NC100D
41% have it

16. 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-EW9
Sony MDR-NC100D
12% 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-EW9
Sony MDR-NC100D
86% 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-EW9
Sony MDR-NC100D
23% have it

19. cable length

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
1.6m
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-EW9
Sony MDR-NC100D
6% have it

21. has an in-ear form

The in-ear device is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. It is inserted in the ear canal itself and blocks out a lot of environmental noise. It has stronger bass tones and is unlikely to fall out of the ear.
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Sony MDR-NC100D
33% have it

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