54points

Harman Kardon HARKAR-BT

87points

Sony MDR-100ABN

Harman Kardon HARKAR-BT
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Harman Kardon HARKAR-BT vs Sony MDR-100ABN

Harman Kardon HARKAR-BT
Sony MDR-100ABN
Harman Kardon HARKAR-BT
Sony MDR-100ABN

Why is Harman Kardon HARKAR-BT better than Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has a straight plug

Why is Sony MDR-100ABN better than Harman Kardon HARKAR-BT?

  • 20000Hz higher high-frequency
    40000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 11Hz lower low-frequency
    5Hzvs16Hz
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Has a rechargeable battery
  • 2 newer Bluetooth version
    4.1vs2.1

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Harman Kardon HARKAR-BT
Sony MDR-100ABN

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
Harman Kardon HARKAR-BT
Sony MDR-100ABN

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
Harman Kardon HARKAR-BT
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

4.can be folded
Harman Kardon HARKAR-BT
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

5.has a tangle free cable
Harman Kardon HARKAR-BT
Sony MDR-100ABN

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

6.travel bag is included
Harman Kardon HARKAR-BT
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

16Hz

5Hz

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
Harman Kardon HARKAR-BT
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

40mm

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

Best

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106mm

5.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Harman Kardon HARKAR-BT
Sony MDR-100ABN

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 battery level indicator
Harman Kardon HARKAR-BT
Sony MDR-100ABN

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Harman Kardon HARKAR-BT
Sony MDR-100ABN

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Harman Kardon HARKAR-BT
Sony MDR-100ABN

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.Bluetooth version

2.1

4.1

Best

RHA TrueConnect

5

3.has a 3.5mm male connector
Harman Kardon HARKAR-BT
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

4.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Harman Kardon HARKAR-BT
Sony MDR-100ABN

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
Harman Kardon HARKAR-BT
Sony MDR-100ABN

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
Harman Kardon HARKAR-BT
Sony MDR-100ABN

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.

3.number of microphones

1

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

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