Etymotic HF2Sony MDR-X10
Top 55%636 points
Top 55%
Top 31%964 points
Top 31%
Etymotic HF2
Sony MDR-X10
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Top specs and features

Etymotic HF2 vs Sony MDR-X10: 22 facts in comparison

1. highest frequency

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
15000Hz
Sony MDR-Z1R: 120000Hz
29000Hz

2. lowest frequency

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
20Hz
Sony MH1CBLK: 1Hz
3Hz

3. weight

263g lighter.
37g
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
300g

4. 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.
Etymotic HF2
Sony MDR-X10
45% have it

5. impedance

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.
16 Ohms
Flips Solo 2 Social: 4 Ohms
24 Ohms

6. 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.
Etymotic HF2
Sony MDR-X10
35% have it

7. sound pressure level

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
105dB/mW
AKG K553 Pro: 144dB/mW
106dB/mW

8. no battery needed

This device works without batteries. It weighs less and you don't have to worry about recharging or replacing the battery.
Etymotic HF2
Sony MDR-X10
69% have it

9. 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.
Etymotic HF2
Sony MDR-X10
39% have it

10. has a tangle free cable

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.
Etymotic HF2
Sony MDR-X10
24% have it

11. 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.
Etymotic HF2
Sony MDR-X10
46% have it

12. can be folded

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.
Etymotic HF2
Sony MDR-X10
31% have it

13. can be 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.
Etymotic HF2
Sony MDR-X10
41% have it

14. has stereo speakers

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
Etymotic HF2
Sony MDR-X10
76% have it

15. travel bag is included

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
Etymotic HF2
Sony MDR-X10
63% have it

16. has included ear pads

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.
Etymotic HF2
Sony MDR-X10
42% have it

17. 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.
Etymotic HF2
Sony MDR-X10
31% have it

18. number of microphones

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
1
Parrot Zik Sport: 8
1

19. has a 3.5mm male connector

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
Etymotic HF2
Sony MDR-X10
83% have it

20. cable length

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
1.2m
Pioneer SE-A1000: 6m
1.2m

21. 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.
Etymotic HF2
Sony MDR-X10
23% have it

22. has an in-ear form

The in-ear device is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. It is inserted in the ear canal itself and blocks out a lot of environmental noise. It has stronger bass tones and is unlikely to fall out of the ear.
Etymotic HF2
Sony MDR-X10
34% have it

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