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Klipsch Reference S4i
Sony MDR-100ABN
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Klipsch Reference S4i
Sony MDR-100ABN
Top specs and features

Klipsch Reference S4i vs Sony MDR-100ABN: 28 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.
19000Hz
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.
10Hz
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.
Klipsch Reference S4i
Sony MDR-100ABN
44% have it

4. weight

278.1g lighter.
11.9g
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.
18 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.
Klipsch Reference S4i
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.
110dB/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.
Klipsch Reference S4i
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.
Klipsch Reference S4i
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.
Klipsch Reference S4i
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.
Klipsch Reference S4i
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.
Klipsch Reference S4i
Sony MDR-100ABN
15% have it

13. Can be used wirelessly

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
Klipsch Reference S4i
Sony MDR-100ABN
27% have it

14. has an in-line control panel

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
Klipsch Reference S4i
Sony MDR-100ABN
47% have it

15. driver unit size

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
8.5mm
Audeze LCD2 Classic: 106mm
40mm

16. 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.
Klipsch Reference S4i
Sony MDR-100ABN
20% have it

17. travel bag is included

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
Klipsch Reference S4i
Sony MDR-100ABN
64% have it

18. has included ear pads

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.
Klipsch Reference S4i
Sony MDR-100ABN
44% have it

19. has a straight plug

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.
Klipsch Reference S4i
Sony MDR-100ABN
48% have it

20. 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.
Klipsch Reference S4i
Sony MDR-100ABN
30% have it

21. number of microphones

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
1
Parrot Zik Sport: 8
1

22. has a battery level indicator

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
Klipsch Reference S4i
Sony MDR-100ABN
18% have it

23. has a 3.5mm male connector

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
Klipsch Reference S4i
Sony MDR-100ABN
80% have it

24. has a rechargeable battery

The battery can be recharged and used over again.
Klipsch Reference S4i
Sony MDR-100ABN
21% have it

25. 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.
Klipsch Reference S4i
Sony MDR-100ABN
22% have it

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