66points

Audio-Technica ATH-M40x

61points

Audio-Technica ATH-M50

100points

Sony WH-1000XM3

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Audio-Technica ATH-M50
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Audio-Technica ATH-M40x vs Audio-Technica ATH-M50 vs Sony WH-1000XM3

Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Sony WH-1000XM3
Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Sony WH-1000XM3

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-M40x better than Audio-Technica ATH-M50 & Sony WH-1000XM3?

  • Weight
    240gvs284,255g
  • Impedance
    35 Ohmsvs38,47 Ohms

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-M50 better than Audio-Technica ATH-M40x & Sony WH-1000XM3?

    Why is Sony WH-1000XM3 better than Audio-Technica ATH-M40x & Audio-Technica ATH-M50?

    • Highest frequency
      40000Hzvs24000,28000Hz
    • Lowest frequency
      4Hzvs15,15Hz
    • Sound pressure level
      104.5dB/mWvs98,99dB/mW
    • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
    • Can be used as a headset
    • Can be used wirelessly
    • Has an in-line control panel
    • Control panel placed on a device

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    Design

    1.has stereo speakers
    Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50
    Sony WH-1000XM3

    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-M40x
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50
    Sony WH-1000XM3

    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

    240g

    284g

    255g

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    4.has a detachable cable
    Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50
    Sony WH-1000XM3

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

    5.can be folded
    Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50
    Sony WH-1000XM3

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

    6.sweat resistant
    Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50
    Sony WH-1000XM3

    Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

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    Sound quality

    1.lowest frequency

    15Hz

    15Hz

    4Hz

    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

    2.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

    3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
    Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50
    Sony WH-1000XM3

    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

    98dB/mW

    99dB/mW

    104.5dB/mW

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

    Best

    AKG K553 Pro

    144dB/mW

    5.driver unit size

    40mm

    45mm

    40mm

    The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

    Best

    Audeze LCD2 Classic

    106mm

    6.has a neodymium magnet
    Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50
    Sony WH-1000XM3

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

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    Power

    1.has a battery level indicator
    Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50
    Sony WH-1000XM3

    An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

    2.has a rechargeable battery
    Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50
    Sony WH-1000XM3

    The battery can be recharged and used over again.

    3.has a removable battery
    Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50
    Sony WH-1000XM3

    The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

    For example

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    4.Has USB Type-C
    Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50
    Sony WH-1000XM3

    The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.

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    Connectivity

    1.Can be used wirelessly
    Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50
    Sony WH-1000XM3

    Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

    2.has a 3.5mm male connector
    Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50
    Sony WH-1000XM3

    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 WH-1000XM3

    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.

    4.Has WiFi
    Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50
    Sony WH-1000XM3

    The device can connect to WiFi.

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    Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

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    Features

    1.control panel placed on a device
    Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50
    Sony WH-1000XM3

    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.

    2.has an in-line control panel
    Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50
    Sony WH-1000XM3

    There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

    3.can be used as a headset
    Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50
    Sony WH-1000XM3

    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.

    4.has a noise canceling microphone
    Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50
    Sony WH-1000XM3

    These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

    For example

    Microsoft Surface Headphones

    5.has voice prompts
    Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50
    Sony WH-1000XM3

    This feature allows the device to inform you of important information through its audio function.

    6.has voice commands
    Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50
    Sony WH-1000XM3

    You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.

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    Miscellaneous

    1.wireless charging
    Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50
    Sony WH-1000XM3

    The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

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    Audio-Technica ATH-CKR7TW

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