42points

Focal Utopia

62points

Sony MDR-Z1R

Focal Utopia
Sony MDR-Z1R
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16 facts in comparison

Focal Utopia vs Sony MDR-Z1R

Focal Utopia
Sony MDR-Z1R
42
points
Focal Utopia
62
points
Sony MDR-Z1R

Why is Focal Utopia better than Sony MDR-Z1R?

  • 4dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    ?

    104dB/mWvs100dB/mW
  • 1m longer cable
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    4mvs3m
  • Has a straight plug
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  • Has an open-back design
    ?

Why is Sony MDR-Z1R better than Focal Utopia?

  • 1Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    4Hzvs5Hz
  • 70000Hz higher high-frequency
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    120000Hzvs50000Hz
  • Has active noise cancellation (noise control)
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  • 26 Ohms lower impedance
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    64 Ohmsvs90 Ohms
  • Has a neodymium magnet
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  • 30.1mm bigger driver unit
    ?

    70.1mmvs40mm
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
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  • 105g lighter
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    385gvs490g

Price comparison

Design

1.has an over-the-ear form
Focal Utopia
Sony MDR-Z1R
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.
2.has a detachable cable
Focal Utopia
Sony MDR-Z1R
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
3.weight

490g

385g

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.
4.travel bag is included
Focal Utopia
Sony MDR-Z1R
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
5.cable length

4m

3m

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
6.has an L-shaped plug
Focal Utopia
Sony MDR-Z1R
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.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

5Hz

4Hz

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

50000Hz

120000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
3.has active noise cancellation (noise control)
Focal Utopia
Sony MDR-Z1R
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.
4.sound pressure level

104dB/mW

100dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
5.impedance

90 Ohms

64 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 Utopia
Sony MDR-Z1R
Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Focal Utopia
Sony MDR-Z1R
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

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