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Audio-Technica ATH-WS33X vs Sony MDR-HW300K: 17 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.
23000Hz
Sony MDR-Z1R: 120000Hz
22000Hz

2. lowest frequency

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

3. weight

40g lighter.
150g
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
190g

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-WS33X
Sony MDR-HW300K
48% have it

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-WS33X
Sony MDR-HW300K
33% 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-WS33X
Sony MDR-HW300K
73% 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-WS33X
Sony MDR-HW300K
38% have it

8. 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.
40mm
Audeze EL-8 Titanium: 100mm
40mm

9. 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-WS33X
Sony MDR-HW300K
42% have it

10. 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-WS33X
Sony MDR-HW300K
75% have it

11. 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-WS33X
Sony MDR-HW300K
32% have it

12. Can be used wirelessly

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
Audio-Technica ATH-WS33X
Sony MDR-HW300K
16% have it

13. has included ear pads

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.
Audio-Technica ATH-WS33X
Sony MDR-HW300K
42% have it

14. has a battery level indicator

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
Audio-Technica ATH-WS33X
Sony MDR-HW300K
8% have it

16. has an on-ear form

This device comfortably rests on top of your outer ears. As it doesn't block out everything from the outside world, it's preferred in places like office environments and recommended for outdoor activities.
Audio-Technica ATH-WS33X
Sony MDR-HW300K
22% have it

17. cable length

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
1.2m
Pioneer SE-A1000: 6m
0.5m

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