68points
38points

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4 (2nd Gen)

54points
30points

Sony MDR-1A

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4 (2nd Gen)
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Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4 (2nd Gen) vs Sony MDR-1A

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4 (2nd Gen)
Sony MDR-1A

Why is Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4 (2nd Gen) better than Sony MDR-1A?

  • 4 Ohms lower impedance
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    20 Ohmsvs24 Ohms
  • Can be used wirelessly
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  • Has a rechargeable battery
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  • Control panel placed on a device
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  • Has a battery level indicator
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  • Has Bluetooth aptX
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  • Has voice prompts
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  • Has voice commands
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Why is Sony MDR-1A better than Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4 (2nd Gen)?

  • 17Hz lower low-frequency
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    3Hzvs20Hz
  • 80000Hz higher high-frequency
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    100000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 14dB/mW higher sound pressure level
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    105dB/mWvs91dB/mW
  • Has a neodymium magnet
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  • 19g lighter
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    225gvs244g
  • Has an in-line control panel
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  • 0.75m longer cable
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    2mvs1.25m

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4 (2nd Gen)
Sony MDR-1A
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 an over-the-ear form
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4 (2nd Gen)
Sony MDR-1A
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.
3.has a detachable cable
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4 (2nd Gen)
Sony MDR-1A
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
4.sweat resistance
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4 (2nd Gen)
Sony MDR-1A
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
5.weight

244g

225g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
6.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4 (2nd Gen)
Sony MDR-1A
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

20Hz

3Hz

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

20000Hz

100000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
3.has passive noise reduction
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4 (2nd Gen)
Sony MDR-1A
The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
4.has active noise cancellation (noise control)
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4 (2nd Gen)
Sony MDR-1A
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.
5.sound pressure level

91dB/mW

105dB/mW

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

20 Ohms

24 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.

Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4 (2nd Gen)
Sony MDR-1A
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
2.has a battery level indicator
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4 (2nd Gen)
Sony MDR-1A
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
3.has a removable battery
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4 (2nd Gen)
Sony MDR-1A
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4 (2nd Gen)
Sony MDR-1A
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4 (2nd Gen)
Sony MDR-1A
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
3.Has Bluetooth aptX
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4 (2nd Gen)
Sony MDR-1A
Bluetooth aptX is an audio codec used for transmitting hi-resolution audio wirelessly from Bluetooth-enabled devices. Developed by Qualcomm, the aptX audio technology includes variations such as aptX HD, aptX Low Latency, and aptX Adaptive.
4.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4 (2nd Gen)
Sony MDR-1A
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.
5.supports Wi-Fi
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4 (2nd Gen)
Sony MDR-1A
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4 (2nd Gen)
Sony MDR-1A
A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.
2.has a noise-canceling microphone
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4 (2nd Gen)
Sony MDR-1A
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
3.control panel placed on a device
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4 (2nd Gen)
Sony MDR-1A
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.
4.Has an in-line control panel
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4 (2nd Gen)
Sony MDR-1A
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
5.Has voice prompts
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4 (2nd Gen)
Sony MDR-1A
With voice prompts, you will automatically receive information via audio messages – for instance, you may find out that the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.
6.has a mute function
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4 (2nd Gen)
Sony MDR-1A
The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.

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