61points

Focal Listen Wireless

54points

Sony MDR-1A

Focal Listen Wireless
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Focal Listen Wireless vs Sony MDR-1A

Focal Listen Wireless
Sony MDR-1A

Why is Focal Listen Wireless better than Sony MDR-1A?

  • Has passive noise reduction
    ?
  • 17dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    ?

    122dB/mWvs105dB/mW
  • Can be used wirelessly
    ?
  • Control panel placed on a device
    ?
  • Has a battery level indicator
    ?
  • Can be folded
    ?

Why is Sony MDR-1A better than Focal Listen Wireless?

  • 12Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    3Hzvs15Hz
  • 78000Hz higher high-frequency
    ?

    100000Hzvs22000Hz
  • 8 Ohms lower impedance
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    24 Ohmsvs32 Ohms
  • Has a neodymium magnet
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  • 75g lighter
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    225gvs300g
  • Has an in-line control panel
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Price comparison

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Focal Listen Wireless
Sony MDR-1A
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
Focal Listen Wireless
Sony MDR-1A
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
Focal Listen Wireless
Sony MDR-1A
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
4.weight

300g

225g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
5.can be folded
Focal Listen Wireless
Sony MDR-1A
Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.
6.travel bag is included
Focal Listen Wireless
Sony MDR-1A
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

15Hz

3Hz

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

22000Hz

100000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
3.has passive noise reduction
Focal Listen Wireless
Sony MDR-1A
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

122dB/mW

105dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
5.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.
6.has a neodymium magnet
Focal Listen Wireless
Sony MDR-1A
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
Focal Listen Wireless
Sony MDR-1A
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
2.has a removable battery
Focal Listen Wireless
Sony MDR-1A
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Focal Listen Wireless
Sony MDR-1A
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Focal Listen Wireless
Sony MDR-1A
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Focal Listen Wireless
Sony MDR-1A
A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.
2.control panel placed on a device
Focal Listen Wireless
Sony MDR-1A
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.
3.Has an in-line control panel
Focal Listen Wireless
Sony MDR-1A
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

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