49points

Audio-Technica ATH-W1000x

86points

Sony MDR-100ABN

57points

TDK EB950

Audio-Technica ATH-W1000x
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Audio-Technica ATH-W1000x vs Sony MDR-100ABN vs TDK EB950

Audio-Technica ATH-W1000x
Sony MDR-100ABN
TDK EB950
Audio-Technica ATH-W1000x
Sony MDR-100ABN
TDK EB950

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-W1000x better than Sony MDR-100ABN & TDK EB950?

  • Lowest frequency
    5Hzvs5,20Hz
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Has a straight plug

Why is Sony MDR-100ABN better than Audio-Technica ATH-W1000x & TDK EB950?

  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Has an L-shaped plug

Why is TDK EB950 better than Audio-Technica ATH-W1000x & Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Weight
    9gvs350,290g
  • Impedance
    16 Ohmsvs42,32 Ohms
  • Sound pressure level
    120dB/mWvs100,103dB/mW
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has an in-ear form

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-W1000x
Sony MDR-100ABN
TDK EB950

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-W1000x
Sony MDR-100ABN
TDK EB950

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

350g

290g

9g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.has a detachable cable
Audio-Technica ATH-W1000x
Sony MDR-100ABN
TDK EB950

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-W1000x
Sony MDR-100ABN
TDK EB950

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

6.has an in-ear form
Audio-Technica ATH-W1000x
Sony MDR-100ABN
TDK EB950

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.

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

5Hz

5Hz

20Hz

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

42000Hz

40000Hz

20000Hz

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-W1000x
Sony MDR-100ABN
TDK EB950

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

100dB/mW

103dB/mW

120dB/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

53mm

40mm

8.5mm

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-W1000x
Sony MDR-100ABN
TDK EB950

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-W1000x
Sony MDR-100ABN
TDK EB950

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-W1000x
Sony MDR-100ABN
TDK EB950

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Audio-Technica ATH-W1000x
Sony MDR-100ABN
TDK EB950

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-W1000x
Sony MDR-100ABN
TDK EB950

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-W1000x
Sony MDR-100ABN
TDK EB950

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.control panel placed on a device
Audio-Technica ATH-W1000x
Sony MDR-100ABN
TDK EB950

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-W1000x
Sony MDR-100ABN
TDK EB950

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-W1000x
Sony MDR-100ABN
TDK EB950

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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