58points

Koss PRODJ100

54points

Sony MDR-XB400

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Koss PRODJ100 vs Sony MDR-XB400

Koss PRODJ100
Sony MDR-XB400
Koss PRODJ100
Sony MDR-XB400

Why is Koss PRODJ100 better than Sony MDR-XB400?

  • Can be folded
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has a coiled cord

Why is Sony MDR-XB400 better than Koss PRODJ100?

  • 5Hz lower low-frequency
    5Hzvs10Hz
  • 41g lighter
    150gvs191g
  • 14 Ohms lower impedance
    24 Ohmsvs38 Ohms
  • 1dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    100dB/mWvs99dB/mW
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Has an on-ear form

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Koss PRODJ100
Sony MDR-XB400

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
Koss PRODJ100
Sony MDR-XB400

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.weight

191g

150g

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Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.has a detachable cable
Koss PRODJ100
Sony MDR-XB400

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

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5.can be folded
Koss PRODJ100
Sony MDR-XB400

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

6.has a tangle free cable
Koss PRODJ100
Sony MDR-XB400

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

10Hz

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

22000Hz

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.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Koss PRODJ100
Sony MDR-XB400

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

99dB/mW

100dB/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
Koss PRODJ100
Sony MDR-XB400

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.impedance

38 Ohms

24 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.

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Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

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Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Koss PRODJ100
Sony MDR-XB400

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

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Koss PRODJ100
Sony MDR-XB400

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.

For example

RHA TrueConnect

2.has an in-line control panel
Koss PRODJ100
Sony MDR-XB400

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

For example

AKG N200 Wireless

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