41points

Audio-Technica ATH-W1000x

54points

Sony MDR-1A

Audio-Technica ATH-W1000x
Sony MDR-1A
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Audio-Technica ATH-W1000x vs Sony MDR-1A

Audio-Technica ATH-W1000x
Sony MDR-1A

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-W1000x better than Sony MDR-1A?

  • Has passive noise reduction
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  • 13mm bigger driver unit
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    53mmvs40mm
  • 1m longer cable
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    3mvs2m
  • Has a straight plug
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Why is Sony MDR-1A better than Audio-Technica ATH-W1000x?

  • 2Hz lower low-frequency
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    3Hzvs5Hz
  • 58000Hz higher high-frequency
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    100000Hzvs42000Hz
  • 5dB/mW higher sound pressure level
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    105dB/mWvs100dB/mW
  • Has a detachable cable
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  • 18 Ohms lower impedance
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    24 Ohmsvs42 Ohms
  • Has a neodymium magnet
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  • Can be used as a headset
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  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
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Price comparison

Sony MDR-1A

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-W1000x
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-W1000x
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-W1000x
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

350g

225g

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.travel bag is included
Audio-Technica ATH-W1000x
Sony MDR-1A
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
6.cable length

3m

2m

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

5Hz

3Hz

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

42000Hz

100000Hz

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-W1000x
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

100dB/mW

105dB/mW

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

42 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.
6.has a neodymium magnet
Audio-Technica ATH-W1000x
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.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Audio-Technica ATH-W1000x
Sony MDR-1A
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-W1000x
Sony MDR-1A
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Audio-Technica ATH-W1000x
Sony MDR-1A
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.Has an in-line control panel
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Sony MDR-1A
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

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