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Grado GR8e
Sony MDR-100ABN
Top 52%2,177 points
Top 52%
Top 13%3,954 points
Top 13%
Grado GR8e
Sony MDR-100ABN
Top specs and features

Grado GR8e vs Sony MDR-100ABN: 27 facts in comparison

1. highest frequency

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
20000Hz
Sony MDR-Z1R: 120000Hz
40000Hz

2. lowest frequency

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
20Hz
Sony MH1CBLK: 1Hz
5Hz

3. has sound isolation/passive noise reduction

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
Grado GR8e
Sony MDR-100ABN
44% have it

4. weight

281g lighter.
9g
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
290g

5. 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.
24 Ohms
Flips Solo 2 Social: 4 Ohms
32 Ohms

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.
Grado GR8e
Sony MDR-100ABN
36% have it

7. sound pressure level

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
105dB/mW
AKG K553 Pro: 144dB/mW
103dB/mW

8. 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.
Grado GR8e
Sony MDR-100ABN
39% have it

9. 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.
Grado GR8e
Sony MDR-100ABN
76% have it

10. can be folded

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.
Grado GR8e
Sony MDR-100ABN
31% have it

11. 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.
Grado GR8e
Sony MDR-100ABN
47% have it

12. has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)

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.
Grado GR8e
Sony MDR-100ABN
15% have it

13. Can be used wirelessly

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
Grado GR8e
Sony MDR-100ABN
27% have it

14. control panel placed on a device

There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.
Grado GR8e
Sony MDR-100ABN
20% have it

15. travel bag is included

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
Grado GR8e
Sony MDR-100ABN
64% have it

16. has included ear pads

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.
Grado GR8e
Sony MDR-100ABN
44% have it

17. 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.
Grado GR8e
Sony MDR-100ABN
30% have it

18. has a straight plug

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.
Grado GR8e
Sony MDR-100ABN
48% have it

19. has a battery level indicator

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
Grado GR8e
Sony MDR-100ABN
18% have it

20. has a rechargeable battery

The battery can be recharged and used over again.
Grado GR8e
Sony MDR-100ABN
21% have it

21. has a 3.5mm male connector

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
Grado GR8e
Sony MDR-100ABN
80% have it

22. cable length

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
1.3m
Pioneer SE-A1000: 6m
1.2m

23. has an on-ear form

This device comfortably rests on top of your outer ears. As it doesn't block out everything from the outside world, it's preferred in places like office environments and recommended for outdoor activities.
Grado GR8e
Sony MDR-100ABN
22% have it

24. has an in-ear form

The in-ear device is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. It is inserted in the ear canal itself and blocks out a lot of environmental noise. It has stronger bass tones and is unlikely to fall out of the ear.
Grado GR8e
Sony MDR-100ABN
37% have it

25. warranty period

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.
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