39points

Fostex TH-7

66points

Sony MDR 7506

Fostex TH-7
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Fostex TH-7 vs Sony MDR 7506

Fostex TH-7
Sony MDR 7506
Fostex TH-7
Sony MDR 7506
39
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66
points

Why is Fostex TH-7 better than Sony MDR 7506?

  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has an on-ear form

Why is Sony MDR 7506 better than Fostex TH-7?

  • 10Hz lower low-frequency
    10Hzvs20Hz
  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 7 Ohms lower impedance
    63 Ohmsvs70 Ohms
  • 8dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    106dB/mWvs98dB/mW
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • 30g lighter
    230gvs260g
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be folded

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Fostex TH-7
Sony MDR 7506

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
Fostex TH-7
Sony MDR 7506

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

260g

230g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.can be folded
Fostex TH-7
Sony MDR 7506

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

5.has included ear pads
Fostex TH-7
Sony MDR 7506

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

6.travel bag is included
Fostex TH-7
Sony MDR 7506

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

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

20000Hz

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

2.lowest frequency

20Hz

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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Fostex TH-7
Sony MDR 7506

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

98dB/mW

106dB/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

70 Ohms

63 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 a neodymium magnet
Fostex TH-7
Sony MDR 7506

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
Fostex TH-7
Sony MDR 7506

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

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