37points

Beyerdynamic DT 231 PRO

64points

Sony MDR-1R

Beyerdynamic  DT 231 PRO
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Beyerdynamic DT 231 PRO vs Sony MDR-1R

Beyerdynamic DT 231 PRO
Sony MDR-1R
Beyerdynamic DT 231 PRO
Sony MDR-1R

Why is Beyerdynamic DT 231 PRO better than Sony MDR-1R?

  • 110g lighter
    130gvs240g
  • Has a straight plug

Why is Sony MDR-1R better than Beyerdynamic DT 231 PRO?

  • 62000Hz higher high-frequency
    80000Hzvs18000Hz
  • 16Hz lower low-frequency
    4Hzvs20Hz
  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 8 Ohms lower impedance
    24 Ohmsvs32 Ohms
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • 10dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    105dB/mWvs95dB/mW
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has a detachable cable

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Beyerdynamic DT 231 PRO
Sony MDR-1R

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
Beyerdynamic DT 231 PRO
Sony MDR-1R

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
Beyerdynamic DT 231 PRO
Sony MDR-1R

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

4.weight

130g

240g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.travel bag is included
Beyerdynamic DT 231 PRO
Sony MDR-1R

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

6.has an L-shaped plug
Beyerdynamic DT 231 PRO
Sony MDR-1R

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.

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

20Hz

4Hz

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

Best

Sony MH1CBLK

1Hz

2.highest frequency

18000Hz

80000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

Best

Sony MDR-Z1R

120000Hz

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Beyerdynamic DT 231 PRO
Sony MDR-1R

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

4.sound pressure level

95dB/mW

105dB/mW

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

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

5.has a neodymium magnet
Beyerdynamic DT 231 PRO
Sony MDR-1R

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

6.impedance

32 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.

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Beyerdynamic DT 231 PRO
Sony MDR-1R

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

For example

RHA TrueConnect

2.has a removable battery
Beyerdynamic DT 231 PRO
Sony MDR-1R

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

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Beyerdynamic DT 231 PRO
Sony MDR-1R

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

For example

RHA TrueConnect

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Beyerdynamic DT 231 PRO
Sony MDR-1R

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

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Beyerdynamic DT 231 PRO
Sony MDR-1R

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.

For example

RHA TrueConnect

2.has an in-line control panel
Beyerdynamic DT 231 PRO
Sony MDR-1R

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

For example

AKG N200 Wireless

3.can be used as a headset
Beyerdynamic DT 231 PRO
Sony MDR-1R

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.

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