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Koss PortaPro KTC

87points

Sony MDR-100ABN

Koss PortaPro KTC
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Sony MDR-100ABN
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Koss PortaPro KTC vs Sony MDR-100ABN

Koss PortaPro KTC
Sony MDR-100ABN
Koss PortaPro KTC
Sony MDR-100ABN

Why is Koss PortaPro KTC better than Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Has an in-line control panel

Why is Sony MDR-100ABN better than Koss PortaPro KTC?

  • 15000Hz higher high-frequency
    40000Hzvs25000Hz
  • 10Hz lower low-frequency
    5Hzvs15Hz
  • 28 Ohms lower impedance
    32 Ohmsvs60 Ohms
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • 2dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    103dB/mWvs101dB/mW
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be used as a headset

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Koss PortaPro KTC
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
Koss PortaPro KTC
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.can be folded
Koss PortaPro KTC
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

4.travel bag is included
Koss PortaPro KTC
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

5.has an L-shaped plug
Koss PortaPro KTC
Sony MDR-100ABN

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.

6.has an on-ear form
Koss PortaPro KTC
Sony MDR-100ABN

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.

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

15Hz

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

2.highest frequency

25000Hz

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

3.sound pressure level

101dB/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

4.has a neodymium magnet
Koss PortaPro KTC
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.

5.impedance

60 Ohms

32 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)
Koss PortaPro KTC
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
Koss PortaPro KTC
Sony MDR-100ABN

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Koss PortaPro KTC
Sony MDR-100ABN

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Koss PortaPro KTC
Sony MDR-100ABN

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Koss PortaPro KTC
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
Koss PortaPro KTC
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
Koss PortaPro KTC
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.has an in-line control panel
Koss PortaPro KTC
Sony MDR-100ABN

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

3.can be used as a headset
Koss PortaPro KTC
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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