42points

Fostex TH-900

67points

Sony MDR-Z1R

Fostex TH-900
Comparison winner
Sony MDR-Z1R
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16 facts in comparison

Fostex TH-900 vs Sony MDR-Z1R

Fostex TH-900
Sony MDR-Z1R
42
points
Fostex TH-900
67
points
Sony MDR-Z1R

Why is Fostex TH-900 better than Sony MDR-Z1R?

  • Has stereo speakers
    ?
  • 39 Ohms lower impedance
    ?

    25 Ohmsvs64 Ohms
  • Has a straight plug
    ?

Why is Sony MDR-Z1R better than Fostex TH-900?

  • 75000Hz higher high-frequency
    ?

    120000Hzvs45000Hz
  • 1Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    4Hzvs5Hz
  • Has a detachable cable
    ?
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise control)
    ?
  • Has a neodymium magnet
    ?
  • 15g lighter
    385gvs400g
  • 20.1mm bigger driver unit
    ?

    70.1mmvs50mm
  • Travel bag is included
    ?

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-Z1R
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-Z1R
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-Z1R
4.weight
?

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

400g

385g

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-Z1R
6.has an L-shaped plug
?

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.

Fostex TH-900
Sony MDR-Z1R

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

120000Hz

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

4Hz

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

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

25 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.

Fostex TH-900
Sony MDR-Z1R
6.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-Z1R

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-Z1R

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