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Beyerdynamic DT 990 Edition

86points

Sony MDR-100ABN

Beyerdynamic DT 990 Edition
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Beyerdynamic DT 990 Edition vs Sony MDR-100ABN

Beyerdynamic DT 990 Edition
Sony MDR-100ABN
Beyerdynamic DT 990 Edition
Sony MDR-100ABN

Why is Beyerdynamic DT 990 Edition better than Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has an open-back design

Why is Sony MDR-100ABN better than Beyerdynamic DT 990 Edition?

  • 5000Hz higher high-frequency
    40000Hzvs35000Hz
  • 218 Ohms lower impedance
    32 Ohmsvs250 Ohms
  • 7dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    103dB/mWvs96dB/mW
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Can be folded

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Beyerdynamic DT 990 Edition
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 an over-the-ear form
Beyerdynamic DT 990 Edition
Sony MDR-100ABN

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.weight

290g

290g

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3g

4.has a detachable cable
Beyerdynamic DT 990 Edition
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.

5.can be folded
Beyerdynamic DT 990 Edition
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

6.has a tangle free cable
Beyerdynamic DT 990 Edition
Sony MDR-100ABN

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

5Hz

5Hz

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

35000Hz

40000Hz

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.sound pressure level

96dB/mW

103dB/mW

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

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

4.has a neodymium magnet
Beyerdynamic DT 990 Edition
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.

5.impedance

250 Ohms

32 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.

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Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

6.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Beyerdynamic DT 990 Edition
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.

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Beyerdynamic DT 990 Edition
Sony MDR-100ABN

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Beyerdynamic DT 990 Edition
Sony MDR-100ABN

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Beyerdynamic DT 990 Edition
Sony MDR-100ABN

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Beyerdynamic DT 990 Edition
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
Beyerdynamic DT 990 Edition
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.

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Beyerdynamic DT 990 Edition
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
Beyerdynamic DT 990 Edition
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.

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