43points

Focal Utopia

67points

Sony MDR-Z1R

Focal Utopia
Comparison winner
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16 facts in comparison

Focal Utopia vs Sony MDR-Z1R

Focal Utopia
Sony MDR-Z1R
43
points
Focal Utopia
67
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
    ?

    4mvs3m
  • Has a straight plug
    ?
  • Has an open-back design
    ?

Why is Sony MDR-Z1R better than Focal Utopia?

  • 70000Hz higher high-frequency
    ?

    120000Hzvs50000Hz
  • 1Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    4Hzvs5Hz
  • 26 Ohms lower impedance
    ?

    64 Ohmsvs90 Ohms
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise control)
    ?
  • Has a neodymium magnet
    ?
  • 105g lighter
    385gvs490g
  • 30.1mm bigger driver unit
    ?

    70.1mmvs40mm
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
    ?

Price comparison

Design

1.has an over-the-ear form
?

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.

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

Focal Utopia
Sony MDR-Z1R
3.weight
?

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

490g

385g

4.travel bag is included
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The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

Focal Utopia
Sony MDR-Z1R
5.has an L-shaped plug
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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.

Focal Utopia
Sony MDR-Z1R
6.cable length
?

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.

Best

Pioneer SE-A1000

6m

4m

3m

Sound quality

1.highest frequency
?

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

50000Hz

120000Hz

2.lowest frequency
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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

5Hz

4Hz

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

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

104dB/mW

100dB/mW

4.impedance
?

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

90 Ohms

64 Ohms

5.has active noise cancelling (noise control)
?

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.

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

Focal Utopia
Sony MDR-Z1R

Connectivity

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

Focal Utopia
Sony MDR-Z1R

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