66points

Audio-Technica ATH-M40x

61points

Audio-Technica ATH-M50

87points

Sony MDR-100ABN

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Audio-Technica ATH-M50
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Audio-Technica ATH-M40x vs Audio-Technica ATH-M50 vs Sony MDR-100ABN

Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Sony MDR-100ABN
Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Sony MDR-100ABN

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-M40x better than Audio-Technica ATH-M50 & Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Weight
    240gvs284,290g

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-M50 better than Audio-Technica ATH-M40x & Sony MDR-100ABN?

    Why is Sony MDR-100ABN better than Audio-Technica ATH-M40x & Audio-Technica ATH-M50?

    • Highest frequency
      40000Hzvs24000,28000Hz
    • Lowest frequency
      5Hzvs15,15Hz
    • Impedance
      32 Ohmsvs35,38 Ohms
    • Sound pressure level
      103dB/mWvs98,99dB/mW
    • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
    • Can be used as a headset
    • Can be used wirelessly
    • Control panel placed on a device

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    Design

    1.weight

    240g

    284g

    290g

    Best

    Sony MDR-EX150AP

    3g

    2.has a detachable cable
    Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50
    Sony MDR-100ABN

    With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

    3.has stereo speakers
    Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50
    Sony MDR-100ABN

    Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

    4.can be folded
    Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50
    Sony MDR-100ABN

    Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.

    5.has an over-the-ear form
    Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50
    Sony MDR-100ABN

    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.

    6.travel bag is included
    Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50
    Sony MDR-100ABN

    The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

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    Sound quality

    1.highest frequency

    24000Hz

    28000Hz

    40000Hz

    The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

    Best

    Sony MDR-Z1R

    120000Hz

    2.lowest frequency

    15Hz

    15Hz

    5Hz

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

    Best

    Sony MH1CBLK

    1Hz

    3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
    Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50
    Sony MDR-100ABN

    The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

    4.impedance

    35 Ohms

    38 Ohms

    32 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.

    Best

    Flips Solo 2 Social

    4 Ohms

    5.has a neodymium magnet
    Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50
    Sony MDR-100ABN

    Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

    6.sound pressure level

    98dB/mW

    99dB/mW

    103dB/mW

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

    Best

    AKG K553 Pro

    144dB/mW

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    Power

    1.has a battery level indicator
    Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50
    Sony MDR-100ABN

    An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

    2.has a rechargeable battery
    Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50
    Sony MDR-100ABN

    The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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    Connectivity

    1.Can be used wirelessly
    Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50
    Sony MDR-100ABN

    Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

    2.has a 3.5mm male connector
    Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50
    Sony MDR-100ABN

    A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

    3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
    Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50
    Sony MDR-100ABN

    Device supports fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.

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    Features

    1.can be used as a headset
    Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50
    Sony MDR-100ABN

    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.

    2.control panel placed on a device
    Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50
    Sony MDR-100ABN

    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.

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