Audio-Technica ATH-W1000xSony MDR-NC100D
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Audio-Technica ATH-W1000x vs Sony MDR-NC100D: 21 facts in comparison

1. highest frequency

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

2. lowest frequency

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

3. weight

324g lighter.

4. has sound isolation / passive noise reduction

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
Audio-Technica ATH-W1000x
Sony MDR-NC100D
49% have it

5. impedance

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

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
Audio-Technica ATH-W1000x
Sony MDR-NC100D
35% have it

7. sound pressure level

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

8. no battery needed

This device works without batteries. It weighs less and you don't have to worry about recharging or replacing the battery.
Audio-Technica ATH-W1000x
Sony MDR-NC100D
73% have it

9. has an in-line control panel

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
Audio-Technica ATH-W1000x
Sony MDR-NC100D
45% have it

10. driver unit size

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

11. has stereo speakers

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound that surrounds the user from left and right side, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
Audio-Technica ATH-W1000x
Sony MDR-NC100D
74% have it

12. has an L-shaped plug

An L-shaped plug is better if the jack is on the left or right side of the device, so that the cable isn't bent, and is less likely to break when the device is in your pocket.
Audio-Technica ATH-W1000x
Sony MDR-NC100D
31% have it

13. has included ear pads

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.
Audio-Technica ATH-W1000x
Sony MDR-NC100D
44% have it

14. has a straight plug

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.
Audio-Technica ATH-W1000x
Sony MDR-NC100D
55% have it

15. has an over-the-ear form

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.
Audio-Technica ATH-W1000x
Sony MDR-NC100D
42% have it

16. has active noise canceling / noise reduction

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.
Audio-Technica ATH-W1000x
Sony MDR-NC100D
13% have it

17. travel bag is included

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
Audio-Technica ATH-W1000x
Sony MDR-NC100D
65% have it

18. cable length

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.

19. has a removable battery

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
Audio-Technica ATH-W1000x
Sony MDR-NC100D
7% have it

20. has an in-ear form

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.
Audio-Technica ATH-W1000x
Sony MDR-NC100D
33% have it

21. has a 3.5mm male connector

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
Audio-Technica ATH-W1000x
Sony MDR-NC100D
87% have it

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