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Beats by Dre Solo 2 vs Sony MDR-1A: 14 facts in comparison

1. weight

20g lighter.

2. has sound isolation / passive noise reduction

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
Beats by Dre Solo 2
Sony MDR-1A
49% have it

3. 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.
Beats by Dre Solo 2
Sony MDR-1A
35% have it

4. no battery needed

This device works without batteries. It weighs less and you don't have to worry about recharging or replacing the battery.
Beats by Dre Solo 2
Sony MDR-1A
73% have it

5. 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.
Beats by Dre Solo 2
Sony MDR-1A
38% have it

6. has an in-line control panel

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
Beats by Dre Solo 2
Sony MDR-1A
45% have it

7. can be folded

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.
Beats by Dre Solo 2
Sony MDR-1A
31% have it

8. is used as a headset

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.
Beats by Dre Solo 2
Sony MDR-1A
34% have it

9. 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.
Beats by Dre Solo 2
Sony MDR-1A
31% have it

10. 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.
Beats by Dre Solo 2
Sony MDR-1A
42% have it

11. travel bag is included

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
Beats by Dre Solo 2
Sony MDR-1A
65% have it

12. 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.
Beats by Dre Solo 2
Sony MDR-1A
13% have it

13. has an on-ear form

This device comfortably rests on top of your outer ears. As it doesn't block out everything from the outside world, it's preferred in places like office environments and recommended for outdoor activities.
Beats by Dre Solo 2
Sony MDR-1A
22% have it

14. has a 3.5mm male connector

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
Beats by Dre Solo 2
Sony MDR-1A
87% have it

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