Bang & Olufsen A8Sony MDR-Z1R
Top 65%482 points
Top 65%
Top 46%740 points
Top 46%
Bang & Olufsen A8
Sony MDR-Z1R
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Bang & Olufsen A8 vs Sony MDR-Z1R: 17 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.
Brainwavz Kidwavz KV-100: 2780000000Hz

2. lowest frequency

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
Sony MH1CBLK: 1Hz

3. weight

363g lighter.
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g

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.
19 Ohms
Flips Solo 2 Social: 4 Ohms
64 Ohms

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.
Bang & Olufsen A8
Sony MDR-Z1R
35% have it

6. no battery needed

This device works without batteries. It weighs less and you don't have to worry about recharging or replacing the battery.
Bang & Olufsen A8
Sony MDR-Z1R
69% have it

7. 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.
Bang & Olufsen A8
Sony MDR-Z1R
39% have it

8. 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.
Bang & Olufsen A8
Sony MDR-Z1R
76% have it

9. 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.
Bang & Olufsen A8
Sony MDR-Z1R
40% have it

10. travel bag is included

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
Bang & Olufsen A8
Sony MDR-Z1R
63% have it

11. has included ear pads

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.
Bang & Olufsen A8
Sony MDR-Z1R
42% have it

12. 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.
Bang & Olufsen A8
Sony MDR-Z1R
31% have it

13. has a straight plug

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.
Bang & Olufsen A8
Sony MDR-Z1R
50% have it

14. 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.
Bang & Olufsen A8
Sony MDR-Z1R
13% have it

16. cable length

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

17. has an in-ear form

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.
Bang & Olufsen A8
Sony MDR-Z1R
34% have it

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