63points

Focal Spirit One

56points

Pioneer SE-NC21M

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Pioneer SE-NC21M
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Focal Spirit One vs Pioneer SE-NC21M

Focal Spirit One
Pioneer SE-NC21M
Focal Spirit One
Pioneer SE-NC21M
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56
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Why is Focal Spirit One better than Pioneer SE-NC21M?

  • 4Hz lower low-frequency
    6Hzvs10Hz
  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 12 Ohms lower impedance
    32 Ohmsvs44 Ohms
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has an in-line control panel

Why is Pioneer SE-NC21M better than Focal Spirit One?

  • Has stereo speakers
  • 105g lighter
    120gvs225g
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be folded
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • 0.1m longer cable
    1.5mvs1.4m
  • Has an on-ear form
  • Has a removable battery

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Focal Spirit One
Pioneer SE-NC21M

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 Spirit One
Pioneer SE-NC21M

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 Spirit One
Pioneer SE-NC21M

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

4.weight

225g

120g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has a tangle free cable
Focal Spirit One
Pioneer SE-NC21M

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

6.can be folded
Focal Spirit One
Pioneer SE-NC21M

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

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

6Hz

10Hz

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

22000Hz

22000Hz

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.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Focal Spirit One
Pioneer SE-NC21M

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

104dB/mW

95dB/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

32 Ohms

44 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 active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Focal Spirit One
Pioneer SE-NC21M

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.

Power

1.has a removable battery
Focal Spirit One
Pioneer SE-NC21M

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

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Focal Spirit One
Pioneer SE-NC21M

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 Spirit One
Pioneer SE-NC21M

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.

2.has an in-line control panel
Focal Spirit One
Pioneer SE-NC21M

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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