Audio-Technica ATH-M20xSony MDR-1R
Top 55%598 points
Top 55%
Top 42%775 points
Top 42%
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
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Audio-Technica ATH-M20x vs Sony MDR-1R: 22 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.
20000Hz
Sony MDR-Z1R: 120000Hz
80000Hz

2. lowest frequency

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
15Hz
Sony MH1CBLK: 1Hz
4Hz

3. weight

50g lighter.
190g
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
240g

4. 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-M20x
Sony MDR-1R
48% have it

5. 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.
47Ohms
Flips Solo 2 Social: 4Ohms
24Ohms

6. 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-M20x
Sony MDR-1R
33% have it

7. sound pressure level

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
96dB/mW
AKG K553 Pro: 144dB/mW
105dB/mW

8. 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-M20x
Sony MDR-1R
73% have it

9. 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-M20x
Sony MDR-1R
38% 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-M20x
Sony MDR-1R
44% have it

11. 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-M20x
Sony MDR-1R
36% have it

12. 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-M20x
Sony MDR-1R
42% have it

13. 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-M20x
Sony MDR-1R
75% 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-M20x
Sony MDR-1R
32% have it

16. Can be used wirelessly

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
Sony MDR-1R
16% have it

17. 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-M20x
Sony MDR-1R
14% have it

18. travel bag is included

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
Sony MDR-1R
64% have it

19. has a battery level indicator

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
Sony MDR-1R
8% have it

20. 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-M20x
Sony MDR-1R
87% have it

21. cable length

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
3m
Pioneer SE-A1000: 6m
1.2m

22. has a removable battery

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
Sony MDR-1R
6% have it

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