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Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1

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RaidSonic Icy Box IB-Hph4

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Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1 vs RaidSonic Icy Box IB-Hph4

Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
RaidSonic Icy Box IB-Hph4

Why is Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1 better than RaidSonic Icy Box IB-Hph4?

  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has an L-shaped plug

Why is RaidSonic Icy Box IB-Hph4 better than Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 98 Ohms lower impedance
    32 Ohmsvs130 Ohms
  • 17mm bigger driver unit
    53mmvs36mm
  • Has a removable battery

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
RaidSonic Icy Box IB-Hph4

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
RaidSonic Icy Box IB-Hph4

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

3.can be folded
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
RaidSonic Icy Box IB-Hph4

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

4.travel bag is included
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
RaidSonic Icy Box IB-Hph4

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

5.has an L-shaped plug
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
RaidSonic Icy Box IB-Hph4

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.

6.has a straight plug
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
RaidSonic Icy Box IB-Hph4

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.

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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

20000Hz

20000Hz

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.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
RaidSonic Icy Box IB-Hph4

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

4.sound pressure level

105dB/mW

99dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

5.impedance

130 Ohms

32 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

6.driver unit size

36mm

53mm

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

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Power

1.has a removable battery
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
RaidSonic Icy Box IB-Hph4

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

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Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
RaidSonic Icy Box IB-Hph4

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

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Features

1.has an in-line control panel
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
RaidSonic Icy Box IB-Hph4

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

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