49points

Etymotic hf5

100points

Sony WH-1000XM3

97points

Treblab Z2

Etymotic hf5
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Etymotic hf5 vs Sony WH-1000XM3 vs Treblab Z2

Etymotic hf5
Sony WH-1000XM3
Treblab Z2
Etymotic hf5
Sony WH-1000XM3
Treblab Z2

Why is Etymotic hf5 better than Sony WH-1000XM3 & Treblab Z2?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Impedance
    16 Ohmsvs47,32 Ohms
  • Weight
    28gvs255,252.3g
  • Has an in-ear form

Why is Sony WH-1000XM3 better than Etymotic hf5 & Treblab Z2?

  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
  • Has voice prompts
  • Has voice commands
  • Has USB Type-C

Why is Treblab Z2 better than Etymotic hf5 & Sony WH-1000XM3?

  • Sweat resistant
  • Has a noise canceling microphone

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
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Sony WH-1000XM3
Treblab Z2

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
Etymotic hf5
Sony WH-1000XM3
Treblab Z2

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
Etymotic hf5
Sony WH-1000XM3
Treblab Z2

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

4.weight

28g

255g

252.3g

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5.can be folded
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Sony WH-1000XM3
Treblab Z2

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

6.has an in-ear form
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Sony WH-1000XM3
Treblab Z2

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.

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Sound quality

1.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Etymotic hf5
Sony WH-1000XM3
Treblab Z2

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
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Sony WH-1000XM3
Treblab Z2

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.impedance

16 Ohms

47 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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4 Ohms

4.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
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Sony WH-1000XM3
Treblab Z2

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
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Sony WH-1000XM3
Treblab Z2

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
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Sony WH-1000XM3
Treblab Z2

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Etymotic hf5
Sony WH-1000XM3
Treblab Z2

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

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

4.Has USB Type-C
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Sony WH-1000XM3
Treblab Z2

The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
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Sony WH-1000XM3
Treblab Z2

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
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Sony WH-1000XM3
Treblab Z2

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 hf5
Sony WH-1000XM3
Treblab Z2

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 hf5
Sony WH-1000XM3
Treblab Z2

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

5.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
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Sony WH-1000XM3
Treblab Z2

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

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RHA TrueConnect

6.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
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Sony WH-1000XM3
Treblab Z2

802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.

For example

JBL Reflect Contour 2

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
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Sony WH-1000XM3
Treblab Z2

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
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Sony WH-1000XM3
Treblab Z2

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 hf5
Sony WH-1000XM3
Treblab Z2

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

4.has a noise canceling microphone
Etymotic hf5
Sony WH-1000XM3
Treblab Z2

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

5.has voice prompts
Etymotic hf5
Sony WH-1000XM3
Treblab Z2

This feature allows the device to inform you of important information through its audio function.

6.has voice commands
Etymotic hf5
Sony WH-1000XM3
Treblab Z2

You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.

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Miscellaneous

1.wireless charging
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Sony WH-1000XM3
Treblab Z2

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

For example

Audio-Technica ATH-CKR7TW

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