38points

Beats by Dre urBeats SE

88points

Sony MDR-100ABN

Beats by Dre urBeats SE
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Sony MDR-100ABN
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26 facts in comparison

Beats by Dre urBeats SE vs Sony MDR-100ABN

Beats by Dre urBeats SE
Sony MDR-100ABN
Beats by Dre urBeats SE
Sony MDR-100ABN
38
points
88
points

Why is Beats by Dre urBeats SE better than Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 272g lighter
    18gvs290g
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has an earbud form

Why is Sony MDR-100ABN better than Beats by Dre urBeats SE?

  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • 31mm bigger driver unit
    40mmvs9mm

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Beats by Dre urBeats SE
Sony MDR-100ABN

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 urBeats SE
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

3.weight

18g

290g

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4.can be folded
Beats by Dre urBeats SE
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

5.has a tangle free cable
Beats by Dre urBeats SE
Sony MDR-100ABN

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

6.has included ear pads
Beats by Dre urBeats SE
Sony MDR-100ABN

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

Sound quality

1.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Beats by Dre urBeats SE
Sony MDR-100ABN

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 urBeats SE
Sony MDR-100ABN

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 urBeats SE
Sony MDR-100ABN

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.

4.driver unit size

9mm

40mm

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

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106mm

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Beats by Dre urBeats SE
Sony MDR-100ABN

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Beats by Dre urBeats SE
Sony MDR-100ABN

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Beats by Dre urBeats SE
Sony MDR-100ABN

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Beats by Dre urBeats SE
Sony MDR-100ABN

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 urBeats SE
Sony MDR-100ABN

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.

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Beats by Dre urBeats SE
Sony MDR-100ABN

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 urBeats SE
Sony MDR-100ABN

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 urBeats SE
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

4.number of microphones

1

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

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Parrot Zik Sport

8

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