42points

Bang & Olufsen A8

88points

Sony MDR-100ABN

100points

Sony WH-1000XM3

Bang & Olufsen A8
Sony MDR-100ABN
Comparison winner
Sony WH-1000XM3
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39 facts in comparison

Bang & Olufsen A8 vs Sony MDR-100ABN vs Sony WH-1000XM3

Bang & Olufsen A8
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony WH-1000XM3
Bang & Olufsen A8
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony WH-1000XM3
42
points
88
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100
points

Why is Bang & Olufsen A8 better than Sony MDR-100ABN & Sony WH-1000XM3?

  • Impedance
    19 Ohmsvs32,47 Ohms
  • Weight
    22gvs290,255g
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has an in-ear form
  • Has a straight plug

Why is Sony MDR-100ABN better than Bang & Olufsen A8 & Sony WH-1000XM3?

  • Has an on-ear form

Why is Sony WH-1000XM3 better than Bang & Olufsen A8 & Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Lowest frequency
    4Hzvs50,5Hz
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has voice prompts
  • Has voice commands
  • Has USB Type-C

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Bang & Olufsen A8
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony WH-1000XM3

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
Bang & Olufsen A8
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

3.has an over-the-ear form
Bang & Olufsen A8
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony WH-1000XM3

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.

4.weight

22g

290g

255g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Bang & Olufsen A8
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

6.has an in-ear form
Bang & Olufsen A8
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony WH-1000XM3

The in-ear device is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. It is inserted in the ear canal itself and blocks out a lot of environmental noise. It has stronger bass tones and is unlikely to fall out of the ear.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

40000Hz

40000Hz

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

2.lowest frequency

50Hz

5Hz

4Hz

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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Bang & Olufsen A8
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

For example

RHA TrueConnect

4.impedance

19 Ohms

32 Ohms

47 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

5.has a neodymium magnet
Bang & Olufsen A8
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony WH-1000XM3

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

6.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Bang & Olufsen A8
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony WH-1000XM3

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.

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Bang & Olufsen A8
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony WH-1000XM3

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Bang & Olufsen A8
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony WH-1000XM3

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Bang & Olufsen A8
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

4.Has USB Type-C
Bang & Olufsen A8
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony WH-1000XM3

The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Bang & Olufsen A8
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony WH-1000XM3

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Bang & Olufsen A8
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Bang & Olufsen A8
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony WH-1000XM3

Device supports fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.

4.Has WiFi
Bang & Olufsen A8
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony WH-1000XM3

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Bang & Olufsen A8
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony WH-1000XM3

There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.

2.can be used as a headset
Bang & Olufsen A8
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony WH-1000XM3

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.

3.has an in-line control panel
Bang & Olufsen A8
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

4.has a noise canceling microphone
Bang & Olufsen A8
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony WH-1000XM3

These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

For example

Microsoft Surface Headphones

5.has voice prompts
Bang & Olufsen A8
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony WH-1000XM3

This feature allows the device to inform you of important information through its audio function.

6.has voice commands
Bang & Olufsen A8
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony WH-1000XM3

You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.

Miscellaneous

1.wireless charging
Bang & Olufsen A8
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony WH-1000XM3

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

For example

Audio-Technica ATH-CKR7TW

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