52points

Etymotic HF2

90points

Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

88points

Sony MDR-100ABN

Etymotic HF2
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Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony MDR-100ABN
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Etymotic HF2 vs Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT vs Sony MDR-100ABN

Etymotic HF2
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony MDR-100ABN
Etymotic HF2
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony MDR-100ABN
52
points
90
points
88
points

Why is Etymotic HF2 better than Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT & Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Impedance
    16 Ohmsvs18,32 Ohms
  • Weight
    37gvs221.1,290g
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has an in-ear form

Why is Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT better than Etymotic HF2 & Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Has an over-the-ear form

Why is Sony MDR-100ABN better than Etymotic HF2 & Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT?

  • Highest frequency
    40000Hzvs15000,22000Hz
  • Lowest frequency
    5Hzvs20,18Hz
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Has an on-ear form

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Etymotic HF2
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
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
Etymotic HF2
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
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.has an over-the-ear form
Etymotic HF2
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
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.

4.weight

37g

221.1g

290g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Etymotic HF2
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

6.has a tangle free cable
Etymotic HF2
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony MDR-100ABN

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

For example

SoundMagic E11C

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

15000Hz

22000Hz

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

2.lowest frequency

20Hz

18Hz

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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Etymotic HF2
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

105dB/mW

113dB/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

5.impedance

16 Ohms

18 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.

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

6.has a neodymium magnet
Etymotic HF2
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
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.

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Etymotic HF2
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony MDR-100ABN

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Etymotic HF2
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony MDR-100ABN

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Etymotic HF2
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Etymotic HF2
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony MDR-100ABN

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Etymotic HF2
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
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
Etymotic HF2
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
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.

4.Has WiFi
Etymotic HF2
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony MDR-100ABN

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Etymotic HF2
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
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
Etymotic HF2
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
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
Etymotic HF2
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
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

2

1

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

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

5.has a noise canceling microphone
Etymotic HF2
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony MDR-100ABN

These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

For example

Microsoft Surface Headphones

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