42points

Fostex TH-900

60points

Sony MDR-1A

Fostex TH-900
Comparison winner
Sony MDR-1A
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16 facts in comparison

Fostex TH-900 vs Sony MDR-1A

Fostex TH-900
Sony MDR-1A
42
points
Fostex TH-900
60
points
Sony MDR-1A

Why is Fostex TH-900 better than Sony MDR-1A?

  • Has stereo speakers
    ?
  • 10mm bigger driver unit
    ?

    50mmvs40mm
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
    ?
  • 1.8m longer cable
    ?

    3mvs1.2m
  • Has a straight plug
    ?

Why is Sony MDR-1A better than Fostex TH-900?

  • 55000Hz higher high-frequency
    ?

    100000Hzvs45000Hz
  • 2Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    3Hzvs5Hz
  • 5dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    ?

    105dB/mWvs100dB/mW
  • 1 Ohms lower impedance
    ?

    24 Ohmsvs25 Ohms
  • Has a detachable cable
    ?
  • Has a neodymium magnet
    ?
  • 175g lighter
    225gvs400g
  • Can be used as a headset
    ?

Price comparison

Design

1.has stereo speakers
?

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

Fostex TH-900
Sony MDR-1A
2.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.

Fostex TH-900
Sony MDR-1A
3.has a detachable cable
?

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

Fostex TH-900
Sony MDR-1A
4.weight
?

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

400g

225g

5.travel bag is included
?

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

Fostex TH-900
Sony MDR-1A
6.cable length
?

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.

Best

Pioneer SE-A1000

6m

3m

1.2m

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

45000Hz

100000Hz

2.lowest frequency
?

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

3Hz

3.sound pressure level
?

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

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

100dB/mW

105dB/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

25 Ohms

24 Ohms

5.has a neodymium magnet
?

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

Fostex TH-900
Sony MDR-1A
6.driver unit size
?

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

50mm

40mm

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
?

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

Fostex TH-900
Sony MDR-1A

Features

1.can be used as a headset
?

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.

Fostex TH-900
Sony MDR-1A
2.has an in-line control panel
?

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

Fostex TH-900
Sony MDR-1A

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