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Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Sony WH-1000XM2
Ultrasone HFI-780
Top 42%759 points
Top 42%
Top 16%1,114 points
Top 16%
Top 54%608 points
Top 54%
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Sony WH-1000XM2
Ultrasone HFI-780
Top specs and features

Audio-Technica ATH-W5000 vs Sony WH-1000XM2 vs Ultrasone HFI-780: 23 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.
45000Hz
Sony MDR-Z1R: 120000Hz
40000Hz
26000Hz

2. lowest frequency

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
5Hz
Sony MH1CBLK: 1Hz
4Hz
10Hz

3. weight

340g
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
275g
285g

4. 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.
40 Ohms
Flips Solo 2 Social: 4 Ohms
46 Ohms
35 Ohms

5. 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-W5000
Sony WH-1000XM2
Ultrasone HFI-780
36% have it

6. 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-W5000
Sony WH-1000XM2
Ultrasone HFI-780
66% have it

7. has a detachable cable

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Sony WH-1000XM2
Ultrasone HFI-780
39% have it

8. has stereo speakers

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Sony WH-1000XM2
Ultrasone HFI-780
76% have it

9. can be folded

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Sony WH-1000XM2
Ultrasone HFI-780
31% have it

10. can be used as a headset

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.
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Sony WH-1000XM2
Ultrasone HFI-780
47% have it

11. has a tangle free cable

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Sony WH-1000XM2
Ultrasone HFI-780
23% have it

12. 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-W5000
Sony WH-1000XM2
Ultrasone HFI-780
15% have it

13. Can be used wirelessly

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Sony WH-1000XM2
Ultrasone HFI-780
27% have it

14. 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-W5000
Sony WH-1000XM2
Ultrasone HFI-780
39% have it

15. 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.
53mm
Audeze LCD2 Classic: 106mm
39.8mm
40mm

16. control panel placed on a device

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.
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Sony WH-1000XM2
Ultrasone HFI-780
19% 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-W5000
Sony WH-1000XM2
Ultrasone HFI-780
64% have it

18. has a straight plug

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Sony WH-1000XM2
Ultrasone HFI-780
48% have it

19. 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-W5000
Sony WH-1000XM2
Ultrasone HFI-780
30% have it

20. 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-W5000
Sony WH-1000XM2
Ultrasone HFI-780
80% have it

21. has a rechargeable battery

The battery can be recharged and used over again.
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Sony WH-1000XM2
Ultrasone HFI-780
20% have it

22. cable length

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
3m
Pioneer SE-A1000: 6m
1.5m
4m

23. supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC

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.
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Sony WH-1000XM2
Ultrasone HFI-780
4% have it

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