49points
37points

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

69points
45points

Sony MDR-1000X

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Cost-effectiveness winner
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23 facts in comparison

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x vs Sony MDR-1000X

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Why is Audio-Technica ATH-M50x better than Sony MDR-1000X?

  • Has passive noise reduction
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  • 8 Ohms lower impedance
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    38 Ohmsvs46 Ohms
  • 5.2mm bigger driver unit
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    45mmvs39.8mm
  • Has a coil cable
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  • Has a straight plug
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Why is Sony MDR-1000X better than Audio-Technica ATH-M50x?

  • 11Hz lower low-frequency
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    4Hzvs15Hz
  • 12000Hz higher high-frequency
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    40000Hzvs28000Hz
  • Has active noise cancellation (noise control)
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  • 4dB/mW higher sound pressure level
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    103dB/mWvs99dB/mW
  • Can be used as a headset
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  • Can be used wirelessly
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  • Has a rechargeable battery
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  • 10g lighter
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    275gvs285g

Price comparison

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

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$220.00

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$176.90
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$147.50
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$149.00
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$169.00
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$410.08

Sony MDR-1000X

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Sony MDR-1000X AmazonSony MDR-1000X Noise Cancelling, Bluetoo...Sony MDR-1000X Noise Cancelling, Bluetooth Headphone, Black (International Version with Full Warranty)
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$172.00
Sony MDR-1000X AmazonSony Premium Noise Cancelling, Bluetooth...Sony Premium Noise Cancelling, Bluetooth Headphone, Black (MDR1000X/B)
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$149.99
Sony MDR-1000X AmazonSony Premium Noise Cancelling, Bluetooth...Sony Premium Noise Cancelling, Bluetooth Headphone, Grey Beige (MDR1000X/C) (2016 model)
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$199.00

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Sony MDR-1000X
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
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Sony MDR-1000X
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.has a detachable cable
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Sony MDR-1000X
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
4.weight

285g

275g

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.
5.can be folded
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Sony MDR-1000X
Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.
6.travel bag is included
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Sony MDR-1000X
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

Sound quality

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

28000Hz

40000Hz

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-M50x
Sony MDR-1000X
The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
4.has active noise cancellation (noise control)
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Sony MDR-1000X
This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.
5.sound pressure level

99dB/mW

103dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
6.has a neodymium magnet
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Sony MDR-1000X
Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Sony MDR-1000X
The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
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Sony MDR-1000X
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.has a 3.5mm male connector
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Sony MDR-1000X
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
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Sony MDR-1000X
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.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
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Sony MDR-1000X
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
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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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