45points

Grado SR80i

88points

Sony WH-1000XM2

Grado SR80i
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Grado SR80i vs Sony WH-1000XM2

Grado SR80i
Sony WH-1000XM2
Grado SR80i
Sony WH-1000XM2

Why is Grado SR80i better than Sony WH-1000XM2?

  • 14 Ohms lower impedance
    32 Ohmsvs46 Ohms
  • 145g lighter
    130gvs275g
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has an on-ear form
  • Has an open-back design

Why is Sony WH-1000XM2 better than Grado SR80i?

  • 20000Hz higher high-frequency
    40000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 16Hz lower low-frequency
    4Hzvs20Hz
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be used wirelessly

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Grado SR80i
Sony WH-1000XM2

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
Grado SR80i
Sony WH-1000XM2

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
Grado SR80i
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

4.weight

130g

275g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Grado SR80i
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

6.travel bag is included
Grado SR80i
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

40000Hz

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

4Hz

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 a neodymium magnet
Grado SR80i
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

4.driver unit size

40mm

39.8mm

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

5.impedance

32 Ohms

46 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 active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Grado SR80i
Sony WH-1000XM2

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.

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Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
Grado SR80i
Sony WH-1000XM2

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Grado SR80i
Sony WH-1000XM2

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Grado SR80i
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Grado SR80i
Sony WH-1000XM2

Device supports fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Grado SR80i
Sony WH-1000XM2

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.

2.can be used as a headset
Grado SR80i
Sony WH-1000XM2

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.

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