42points

Audio-Technica ATH-M20x

46points

Sony MDR-XB30EX

Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
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Audio-Technica ATH-M20x vs Sony MDR-XB30EX

Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
Sony MDR-XB30EX

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-M20x better than Sony MDR-XB30EX?

  • Has an over-the-ear form
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  • 26.5mm bigger driver unit
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    40mmvs13.5mm
  • 1.8m longer cable
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    3mvs1.2m

Why is Sony MDR-XB30EX better than Audio-Technica ATH-M20x?

  • 11Hz lower low-frequency
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    4Hzvs15Hz
  • 4000Hz higher high-frequency
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    24000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 9dB/mW higher sound pressure level
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    105dB/mWvs96dB/mW
  • 31 Ohms lower impedance
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    16 Ohmsvs47 Ohms
  • 182g lighter
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    8gvs190g
  • Travel bag is included
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  • Has an in-ear form
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  • Has a tangle free cable
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Price comparison

Audio-Technica ATH-M20x

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Audio-Technica ATH-M20x AmazonAudio-Technica ATH-M20x Professional Stu...Audio-Technica ATH-M20x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones, Black
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$104.99
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x walmartAudio-Technica ATH-M30x Professional Mon...Audio-Technica ATH-M30x Professional Monitor Headphones
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$69.00

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
Sony MDR-XB30EX
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-M20x
Sony MDR-XB30EX
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

190g

8g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
4.travel bag is included
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
Sony MDR-XB30EX
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
5.has an in-ear form
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
Sony MDR-XB30EX
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.
6.has a tangle free cable
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
Sony MDR-XB30EX
The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

15Hz

4Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
2.highest frequency

20000Hz

24000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
3.has passive noise reduction
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
Sony MDR-XB30EX
The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
4.sound pressure level

96dB/mW

105dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
5.impedance

47 Ohms

16 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.
6.has a neodymium magnet
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
Sony MDR-XB30EX
Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
Sony MDR-XB30EX
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
Sony MDR-XB30EX
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
Sony MDR-XB30EX
A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.
2.control panel placed on a device
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
Sony MDR-XB30EX
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.
3.Has an in-line control panel
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
Sony MDR-XB30EX
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

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