55points

Audio-Technica ATH-W5000

61points

Sony MDR-Z1R

Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Sony MDR-Z1R
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Audio-Technica ATH-W5000 vs Sony MDR-Z1R

Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Sony MDR-Z1R

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-W5000 better than Sony MDR-Z1R?

  • Has stereo speakers
    ?
  • 2dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    ?

    102dB/mWvs100dB/mW
  • 24 Ohms lower impedance
    ?

    40 Ohmsvs64 Ohms
  • 45g lighter
    ?

    340gvs385g
  • Can be folded
    ?
  • Has a tangle free cable
    ?
  • Has a straight plug
    ?

Why is Sony MDR-Z1R better than Audio-Technica ATH-W5000?

  • 1Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    4Hzvs5Hz
  • 75000Hz higher high-frequency
    ?

    120000Hzvs45000Hz
  • Has active noise cancellation (noise control)
    ?
  • Has a detachable cable
    ?
  • 17.1mm bigger driver unit
    ?

    70.1mmvs53mm
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
    ?
  • Has an L-shaped plug
    ?

Price comparison

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Sony MDR-Z1R
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-W5000
Sony MDR-Z1R
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-W5000
Sony MDR-Z1R
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
4.weight

340g

385g

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.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Sony MDR-Z1R
Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.
6.travel bag is included
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Sony MDR-Z1R
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

5Hz

4Hz

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

45000Hz

120000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
3.has active noise cancellation (noise control)
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Sony MDR-Z1R
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.
4.sound pressure level

102dB/mW

100dB/mW

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

40 Ohms

64 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-W5000
Sony MDR-Z1R
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.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Sony MDR-Z1R
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

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