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Audio-Technica ATH-WS77

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Sony MDR-MA300

Audio-Technica ATH-WS77
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Audio-Technica ATH-WS77 vs Sony MDR-MA300

Audio-Technica ATH-WS77
Sony MDR-MA300
Audio-Technica ATH-WS77
Sony MDR-MA300

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-WS77 better than Sony MDR-MA300?

  • 70g lighter
    175gvs245g
  • Has an over-the-ear form

Why is Sony MDR-MA300 better than Audio-Technica ATH-WS77?

  • 7 Ohms lower impedance
    40 Ohmsvs47 Ohms
  • 2dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    102dB/mWvs100dB/mW
  • 1.8m longer cable
    3mvs1.2m
  • Has an on-ear form

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-WS77
Sony MDR-MA300

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-WS77
Sony MDR-MA300

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.weight

175g

245g

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3g

4.has an L-shaped plug
Audio-Technica ATH-WS77
Sony MDR-MA300

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.

5.has an on-ear form
Audio-Technica ATH-WS77
Sony MDR-MA300

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.

6.cable length

1.2m

3m

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.

Best

Pioneer SE-A1000

6m

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

10Hz

10Hz

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

2.highest frequency

25000Hz

24000Hz

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

3.sound pressure level

100dB/mW

102dB/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.driver unit size

40mm

40mm

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

Best

Audeze LCD2 Classic

106mm

5.has a neodymium magnet
Audio-Technica ATH-WS77
Sony MDR-MA300

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

For example

AKG N200 Wireless

6.impedance

47 Ohms

40 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

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Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-WS77
Sony MDR-MA300

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

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