AudioQuest NightHawkSony MDR-1A
Top 91%122 points
Top 91%
Top 46%724 points
Top 46%
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AudioQuest NightHawk vs Sony MDR-1A: 10 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.
10000Hz
Sony MDR-Z1R: 120000Hz
100000Hz

2. 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.
AudioQuest NightHawk
Sony MDR-1A
33% have it

3. no battery needed

This device works without batteries. It weighs less and you don't have to worry about recharging or replacing the battery.
AudioQuest NightHawk
Sony MDR-1A
73% have it

4. 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.
AudioQuest NightHawk
Sony MDR-1A
38% have it

5. 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.
AudioQuest NightHawk
Sony MDR-1A
44% have it

6. can be used as a headset

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.
AudioQuest NightHawk
Sony MDR-1A
36% have it

7. 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.
50mm
Audeze EL-8 Titanium: 100mm
40mm

8. 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.
AudioQuest NightHawk
Sony MDR-1A
42% have it

9. travel bag is included

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
AudioQuest NightHawk
Sony MDR-1A
64% have it

10. has a 3.5mm male connector

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
AudioQuest NightHawk
Sony MDR-1A
87% have it

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