52points

Klipsch Image S3

87points

Sony MDR-100ABN

Klipsch Image S3
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Sony MDR-100ABN
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Klipsch Image S3 vs Sony MDR-100ABN

Klipsch Image S3
Sony MDR-100ABN
Klipsch Image S3
Sony MDR-100ABN

Why is Klipsch Image S3 better than Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 14 Ohms lower impedance
    18 Ohmsvs32 Ohms
  • 279g lighter
    11gvs290g
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has an in-ear form

Why is Sony MDR-100ABN better than Klipsch Image S3?

  • 22000Hz higher high-frequency
    40000Hzvs18000Hz
  • 7Hz lower low-frequency
    5Hzvs12Hz
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used wirelessly

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Klipsch Image S3
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 a detachable cable
Klipsch Image S3
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.

3.weight

11g

290g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.can be folded
Klipsch Image S3
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

5.has a tangle free cable
Klipsch Image S3
Sony MDR-100ABN

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

6.has an in-ear form
Klipsch Image S3
Sony MDR-100ABN

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.

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

18000Hz

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

12Hz

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 sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Klipsch Image S3
Sony MDR-100ABN

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

4.sound pressure level

106dB/mW

103dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

5.has a neodymium magnet
Klipsch Image S3
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.

6.driver unit size

5.8mm

40mm

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

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Klipsch Image S3
Sony MDR-100ABN

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Klipsch Image S3
Sony MDR-100ABN

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Klipsch Image S3
Sony MDR-100ABN

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Klipsch Image S3
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Klipsch Image S3
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
Klipsch Image S3
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
Klipsch Image S3
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.

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