64points

Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1

92points

Fiil Iicon

53points

Nixon The Jam

90points

Sony WH-1000XM2

Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
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Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1 vs Fiil Iicon vs Nixon The Jam vs Sony WH-1000XM2

Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Fiil Iicon
Nixon The Jam
Sony WH-1000XM2

Why is Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1 better than Fiil Iicon & Nixon The Jam & Sony WH-1000XM2?

  • Has an on-ear form

Why is Fiil Iicon better than Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1 & Nixon The Jam & Sony WH-1000XM2?

  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Has a noise canceling microphone

Why is Nixon The Jam better than Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1 & Fiil Iicon & Sony WH-1000XM2?

  • Weight
    16gvs100,270,275g
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has an in-ear form

Why is Sony WH-1000XM2 better than Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1 & Fiil Iicon & Nixon The Jam?

  • Highest frequency
    40000Hzvs20000,22000,20000Hz
  • Lowest frequency
    4Hzvs10,15,20Hz
  • Has a neodymium magnet

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Fiil Iicon
Nixon The Jam
Sony WH-1000XM2

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 a detachable cable
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Fiil Iicon
Nixon The Jam
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

3.has an over-the-ear form
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Fiil Iicon
Nixon The Jam
Sony WH-1000XM2

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.

4.weight

100g

270g

16g

275g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Fiil Iicon
Nixon The Jam
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

6.has a tangle free cable
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Fiil Iicon
Nixon The Jam
Sony WH-1000XM2

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

22000Hz

20000Hz

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

2.lowest frequency

10Hz

15Hz

20Hz

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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Fiil Iicon
Nixon The Jam
Sony WH-1000XM2

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

For example

RHA TrueConnect

4.has a neodymium magnet
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Fiil Iicon
Nixon The Jam
Sony WH-1000XM2

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.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Fiil Iicon
Nixon The Jam
Sony WH-1000XM2

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.

6.driver unit size

36mm

40mm

8mm

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

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Fiil Iicon
Nixon The Jam
Sony WH-1000XM2

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Fiil Iicon
Nixon The Jam
Sony WH-1000XM2

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Fiil Iicon
Nixon The Jam
Sony WH-1000XM2

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Fiil Iicon
Nixon The Jam
Sony WH-1000XM2

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Fiil Iicon
Nixon The Jam
Sony WH-1000XM2

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 QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Fiil Iicon
Nixon The Jam
Sony WH-1000XM2

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.

4.Has WiFi
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Fiil Iicon
Nixon The Jam
Sony WH-1000XM2

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Fiil Iicon
Nixon The Jam
Sony WH-1000XM2

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.can be used as a headset
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Fiil Iicon
Nixon The Jam
Sony WH-1000XM2

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.

3.has an in-line control panel
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Fiil Iicon
Nixon The Jam
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

4.has a noise canceling microphone
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Fiil Iicon
Nixon The Jam
Sony WH-1000XM2

These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

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