36points

Fostex TH-900

55points

Sony MDR-Z1R

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

Fostex TH-900 vs Sony MDR-Z1R

Fostex TH-900
Sony MDR-Z1R

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

  • Has stereo speakers
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  • 39 Ohms lower impedance
    ?

    25 Ohmsvs64 Ohms
  • Has a straight plug
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Why is Sony MDR-Z1R better than Fostex TH-900?

  • 1Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    4Hzvs5Hz
  • 75000Hz higher high-frequency
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    120000Hzvs45000Hz
  • Has active noise cancellation (noise control)
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  • Has a detachable cable
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  • Has a neodymium magnet
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  • 20.1mm bigger driver unit
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    70.1mmvs50mm
  • 15g lighter
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    385gvs400g
  • Travel bag is included
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Price comparison

Fostex TH-900

Buy used:

$299.00

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Fostex TH-900 AmazonFostex USA Fostex TE05BZ In-Ear Stereo H...Fostex USA Fostex TE05BZ In-Ear Stereo Headphones with Detachable Cable and Microphone, Bronze (TE-05BZ)
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$99.99
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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Fostex TH-900
Sony MDR-Z1R
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-900
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.
3.has a detachable cable
Fostex TH-900
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.
4.weight

400g

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.
5.travel bag is included
Fostex TH-900
Sony MDR-Z1R
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.

Sound quality

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

45000Hz

120000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
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

100dB/mW

100dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
5.has a neodymium magnet
Fostex TH-900
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.
6.impedance

25 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.

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Fostex TH-900
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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