61points

Audio-Technica ATH-W5000

43points

Beyerdynamic DT 131

88points

Sony MDR-100ABN

Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Beyerdynamic DT 131
Comparison winner
Sony MDR-100ABN
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25 facts in comparison

Audio-Technica ATH-W5000 vs Beyerdynamic DT 131 vs Sony MDR-100ABN

Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Beyerdynamic DT 131
Sony MDR-100ABN
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Beyerdynamic DT 131
Sony MDR-100ABN
61
points
43
points
88
points

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-W5000 better than Beyerdynamic DT 131 & Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Has a tangle free cable

Why is Beyerdynamic DT 131 better than Audio-Technica ATH-W5000 & Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Weight
    200gvs340,290g
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has an open-back design

Why is Sony MDR-100ABN better than Audio-Technica ATH-W5000 & Beyerdynamic DT 131?

  • Impedance
    32 Ohmsvs40,40 Ohms
  • Sound pressure level
    103dB/mWvs102,96dB/mW
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Has a battery level indicator

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Beyerdynamic DT 131
Sony MDR-100ABN

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 a detachable cable
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Beyerdynamic DT 131
Sony MDR-100ABN

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

3.has an over-the-ear form
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Beyerdynamic DT 131
Sony MDR-100ABN

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.

4.weight

340g

200g

290g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Beyerdynamic DT 131
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

6.has a tangle free cable
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Beyerdynamic DT 131
Sony MDR-100ABN

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

45000Hz

18000Hz

40000Hz

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

5Hz

20Hz

5Hz

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.sound pressure level

102dB/mW

96dB/mW

103dB/mW

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

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

4.impedance

40 Ohms

40 Ohms

32 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

5.has a neodymium magnet
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Beyerdynamic DT 131
Sony MDR-100ABN

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.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Beyerdynamic DT 131
Sony MDR-100ABN

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.

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Beyerdynamic DT 131
Sony MDR-100ABN

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Beyerdynamic DT 131
Sony MDR-100ABN

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Beyerdynamic DT 131
Sony MDR-100ABN

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Beyerdynamic DT 131
Sony MDR-100ABN

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-W5000
Beyerdynamic DT 131
Sony MDR-100ABN

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.control panel placed on a device
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Beyerdynamic DT 131
Sony MDR-100ABN

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.can be used as a headset
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Beyerdynamic DT 131
Sony MDR-100ABN

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.

3.has an in-line control panel
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Beyerdynamic DT 131
Sony MDR-100ABN

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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