61points

Focal Spirit One

89points

Sony MDR-1000X

Focal Spirit One
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Sony MDR-1000X
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Focal Spirit One vs Sony MDR-1000X

Focal Spirit One
Sony MDR-1000X
Focal Spirit One
Sony MDR-1000X

Why is Focal Spirit One better than Sony MDR-1000X?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 50g lighter
    225gvs275g
  • 14 Ohms lower impedance
    32 Ohmsvs46 Ohms
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has a straight plug

Why is Sony MDR-1000X better than Focal Spirit One?

  • 18000Hz higher high-frequency
    40000Hzvs22000Hz
  • 2Hz lower low-frequency
    4Hzvs6Hz
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Control panel placed on a device

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Focal Spirit One
Sony MDR-1000X

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
Sony MDR-1000X

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.weight

225g

275g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.has a detachable cable
Focal Spirit One
Sony MDR-1000X

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

5.can be folded
Focal Spirit One
Sony MDR-1000X

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

6.has a tangle free cable
Focal Spirit One
Sony MDR-1000X

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

6Hz

4Hz

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

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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Focal Spirit One
Sony MDR-1000X

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

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.driver unit size

40mm

39.8mm

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

Best

Audeze LCD2 Classic

106mm

6.has a neodymium magnet
Focal Spirit One
Sony MDR-1000X

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

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Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
Focal Spirit One
Sony MDR-1000X

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Focal Spirit One
Sony MDR-1000X

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Focal Spirit One
Sony MDR-1000X

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Focal Spirit One
Sony MDR-1000X

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.

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Focal Spirit One
Sony MDR-1000X

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.has an in-line control panel
Focal Spirit One
Sony MDR-1000X

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

3.can be used as a headset
Focal Spirit One
Sony MDR-1000X

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.

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