49points

Audio-Technica ATH-M30x

40points

Sony XBA-4

Audio-Technica ATH-M30x
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16 facts in comparison

Audio-Technica ATH-M30x vs Sony XBA-4

Audio-Technica ATH-M30x
Sony XBA-4

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-M30x better than Sony XBA-4?

  • Has stereo speakers
    ?
  • Has an over-the-ear form
    ?
  • Has a neodymium magnet
    ?
  • Can be folded
    ?
  • 1.8m longer cable
    ?

    3mvs1.2m
  • Has a straight plug
    ?

Why is Sony XBA-4 better than Audio-Technica ATH-M30x?

  • 12Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    3Hzvs15Hz
  • 6000Hz higher high-frequency
    ?

    28000Hzvs22000Hz
  • 12dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    ?

    108dB/mWvs96dB/mW
  • 39 Ohms lower impedance
    ?

    8 Ohmsvs47 Ohms
  • 212g lighter
    ?

    8gvs220g
  • Has an in-ear form
    ?
  • Has an L-shaped plug
    ?

Price comparison

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-M30x
Sony XBA-4
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-M30x
Sony XBA-4
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

220g

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.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-M30x
Sony XBA-4
Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.
5.travel bag is included
Audio-Technica ATH-M30x
Sony XBA-4
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
6.has an in-ear form
Audio-Technica ATH-M30x
Sony XBA-4
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.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

15Hz

3Hz

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

22000Hz

28000Hz

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-M30x
Sony XBA-4
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

108dB/mW

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

47 Ohms

8 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-M30x
Sony XBA-4
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.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-M30x
Sony XBA-4
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

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