Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1Sony MDR-HW300K
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Top 44%
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Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Sony MDR-HW300K
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Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1 vs Sony MDR-HW300K: 20 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.
20000Hz
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

90g lighter.
100g
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
190g

4. 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 QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Sony MDR-HW300K
33% have it

5. 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 QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Sony MDR-HW300K
73% have it

6. 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 QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Sony MDR-HW300K
38% have it

7. can be folded

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Sony MDR-HW300K
31% have it

8. has an in-line control panel

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Sony MDR-HW300K
44% have it

9. 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.
36mm
Audeze EL-8 Titanium: 100mm
40mm

10. 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 QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Sony MDR-HW300K
42% have it

11. 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 QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Sony MDR-HW300K
75% have it

12. has a straight plug

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Sony MDR-HW300K
53% have it

13. 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 QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Sony MDR-HW300K
32% have it

14. Can be used wirelessly

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Sony MDR-HW300K
16% have it

16. has active noise canceling/noise reduction

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.
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Sony MDR-HW300K
13% have it

17. has a battery level indicator

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Sony MDR-HW300K
8% have it

18. 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 QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Sony MDR-HW300K
22% have it

19. has a 3.5mm male connector

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Sony MDR-HW300K
87% have it

20. cable length

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

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