65points

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

58points

Sony MDR-1A

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Audio-Technica ATH-M50x vs Sony MDR-1A

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Sony MDR-1A
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Sony MDR-1A

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-M50x better than Sony MDR-1A?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Can be folded
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has a coiled cord

Why is Sony MDR-1A better than Audio-Technica ATH-M50x?

  • 72000Hz higher high-frequency
    100000Hzvs28000Hz
  • 12Hz lower low-frequency
    3Hzvs15Hz
  • 14 Ohms lower impedance
    24 Ohmsvs38 Ohms
  • 60g lighter
    225gvs285g
  • 6dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    105dB/mWvs99dB/mW
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has an in-line control panel

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Sony MDR-1A

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-M50x
Sony MDR-1A

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-1A

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

225g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Sony MDR-1A

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

6.travel bag is included
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Sony MDR-1A

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

28000Hz

100000Hz

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

3Hz

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-M50x
Sony MDR-1A

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

99dB/mW

105dB/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.has a neodymium magnet
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Sony MDR-1A

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.impedance

38 Ohms

24 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

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Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Sony MDR-1A

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

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Features

1.has an in-line control panel
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Sony MDR-1A

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

2.can be used as a headset
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Sony MDR-1A

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.

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