Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1Sony MDR-NC500D
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Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1 vs Sony MDR-NC500D: 22 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.

2. lowest frequency

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.

3. weight

95g lighter.

4. impedance

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.

5. 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-NC500D
35% have it

6. sound pressure level

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

7. 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-NC500D
73% have it

8. 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-NC500D
38% have it

9. 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-NC500D
31% have it

10. 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-NC500D
45% have it

11. 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.

12. has stereo speakers

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound that surrounds the user from left and right side, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Sony MDR-NC500D
74% 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-NC500D
31% have it

14. 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-NC500D
55% have it

15. 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-NC500D
42% 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-NC500D
13% have it

17. travel bag is included

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Sony MDR-NC500D
65% have it

18. has a battery level indicator

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Sony MDR-NC500D
8% have it

19. cable length

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.

20. 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-NC500D
22% have it

21. has a removable battery

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Sony MDR-NC500D
7% have it

22. 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-NC500D
87% have it

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