AudioQuest NightHawkSony MDR-NC500D
Top 91%122 points
Top 91%
Top 37%844 points
Top 37%
AudioQuest NightHawk
Sony MDR-NC500D
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AudioQuest NightHawk vs Sony MDR-NC500D: 13 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
24000Hz

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-NC500D
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-NC500D
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-NC500D
38% have it

5. can be folded

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.
AudioQuest NightHawk
Sony MDR-NC500D
31% have it

6. 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

7. 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-NC500D
42% have it

8. 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.
AudioQuest NightHawk
Sony MDR-NC500D
32% 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-NC500D
64% have it

10. 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.
AudioQuest NightHawk
Sony MDR-NC500D
13% have it

11. has a battery level indicator

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
AudioQuest NightHawk
Sony MDR-NC500D
8% have it

12. 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-NC500D
87% have it

13. has a removable battery

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
AudioQuest NightHawk
Sony MDR-NC500D
6% have it

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