54points

Beats by Dre Mixr

88points

Sony MDR-100ABN

100points

Sony WH-1000XM3

63points

Sony XBA-1

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Sony MDR-100ABN
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38 facts in comparison

Beats by Dre Mixr vs Sony MDR-100ABN vs Sony WH-1000XM3 vs Sony XBA-1

Beats by Dre Mixr
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony XBA-1
Beats by Dre Mixr
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony XBA-1
54
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88
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100
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63
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Why is Beats by Dre Mixr better than Sony MDR-100ABN & Sony WH-1000XM3 & Sony XBA-1?

  • Has a coiled cord

Why is Sony MDR-100ABN better than Beats by Dre Mixr & Sony WH-1000XM3 & Sony XBA-1?

Why is Sony WH-1000XM3 better than Beats by Dre Mixr & Sony MDR-100ABN & Sony XBA-1?

  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Has voice prompts
  • Has voice commands
  • Has USB Type-C

Why is Sony XBA-1 better than Beats by Dre Mixr & Sony MDR-100ABN & Sony WH-1000XM3?

  • Weight
    3gvs210,290,255g
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has an in-ear form

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Beats by Dre Mixr
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony XBA-1

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
Beats by Dre Mixr
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony XBA-1

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
Beats by Dre Mixr
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony XBA-1

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

210g

290g

255g

3g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has a tangle free cable
Beats by Dre Mixr
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony XBA-1

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

6.can be folded
Beats by Dre Mixr
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony XBA-1

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

Sound quality

1.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Beats by Dre Mixr
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony XBA-1

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

2.has a neodymium magnet
Beats by Dre Mixr
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony XBA-1

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

3.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Beats by Dre Mixr
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony XBA-1

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
Beats by Dre Mixr
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony XBA-1

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Beats by Dre Mixr
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony XBA-1

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Beats by Dre Mixr
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony XBA-1

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

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

4.Has USB Type-C
Beats by Dre Mixr
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony XBA-1

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

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Beats by Dre Mixr
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony XBA-1

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Beats by Dre Mixr
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony XBA-1

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

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Beats by Dre Mixr
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony XBA-1

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
Beats by Dre Mixr
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony XBA-1

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Beats by Dre Mixr
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony XBA-1

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
Beats by Dre Mixr
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony XBA-1

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
Beats by Dre Mixr
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony XBA-1

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
Beats by Dre Mixr
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony XBA-1

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
Beats by Dre Mixr
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony XBA-1

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

6.has voice commands
Beats by Dre Mixr
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony XBA-1

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
Beats by Dre Mixr
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony XBA-1

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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