53points

Audio-Technica ATH-WS99

49points

JBL Synchros S400BT

89points

Sony MDR-1000X

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JBL Synchros S400BT
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Sony MDR-1000X
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Audio-Technica ATH-WS99 vs JBL Synchros S400BT vs Sony MDR-1000X

Audio-Technica ATH-WS99
JBL Synchros S400BT
Sony MDR-1000X
Audio-Technica ATH-WS99
JBL Synchros S400BT
Sony MDR-1000X

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-WS99 better than JBL Synchros S400BT & Sony MDR-1000X?

  • Has an in-line control panel

Why is JBL Synchros S400BT better than Audio-Technica ATH-WS99 & Sony MDR-1000X?

  • Has an on-ear form

Why is Sony MDR-1000X better than Audio-Technica ATH-WS99 & JBL Synchros S400BT?

  • Highest frequency
    40000Hzvs25000,22000Hz
  • Lowest frequency
    4Hzvs8,10Hz
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Has a rechargeable battery
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-WS99
JBL Synchros S400BT
Sony MDR-1000X

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-WS99
JBL Synchros S400BT
Sony MDR-1000X

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-WS99
JBL Synchros S400BT
Sony MDR-1000X

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

4.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-WS99
JBL Synchros S400BT
Sony MDR-1000X

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

5.travel bag is included
Audio-Technica ATH-WS99
JBL Synchros S400BT
Sony MDR-1000X

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

6.has an L-shaped plug
Audio-Technica ATH-WS99
JBL Synchros S400BT
Sony MDR-1000X

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.

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

8Hz

10Hz

4Hz

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

22000Hz

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

3.sound pressure level

102dB/mW

115dB/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.has a neodymium magnet
Audio-Technica ATH-WS99
JBL Synchros S400BT
Sony MDR-1000X

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

5.driver unit size

53mm

40mm

39.8mm

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

6.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Audio-Technica ATH-WS99
JBL Synchros S400BT
Sony MDR-1000X

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.

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Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-WS99
JBL Synchros S400BT
Sony MDR-1000X

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Audio-Technica ATH-WS99
JBL Synchros S400BT
Sony MDR-1000X

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-WS99
JBL Synchros S400BT
Sony MDR-1000X

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-WS99
JBL Synchros S400BT
Sony MDR-1000X

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.

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Audio-Technica ATH-WS99
JBL Synchros S400BT
Sony MDR-1000X

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.has an in-line control panel
Audio-Technica ATH-WS99
JBL Synchros S400BT
Sony MDR-1000X

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

3.can be used as a headset
Audio-Technica ATH-WS99
JBL Synchros S400BT
Sony MDR-1000X

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.

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