49points

Koss QZ Pro

88points

Sony MDR-100ABN

Koss QZ Pro
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Koss QZ Pro vs Sony MDR-100ABN

Koss QZ Pro
Sony MDR-100ABN
Koss QZ Pro
Sony MDR-100ABN
49
points
88
points

Why is Koss QZ Pro better than Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has a removable battery

Why is Sony MDR-100ABN better than Koss QZ Pro?

  • 20000Hz higher high-frequency
    40000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 35Hz lower low-frequency
    5Hzvs40Hz
  • 13dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    103dB/mWvs90dB/mW
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Control panel placed on a device

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Koss QZ Pro
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 QZ Pro
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.has an over-the-ear form
Koss QZ Pro
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.

4.can be folded
Koss QZ Pro
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

5.travel bag is included
Koss QZ Pro
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

6.has an L-shaped plug
Koss QZ Pro
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.

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

40Hz

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.sound pressure level

90dB/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.impedance

32 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

5.has a neodymium magnet
Koss QZ Pro
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.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Koss QZ Pro
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.

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Koss QZ Pro
Sony MDR-100ABN

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Koss QZ Pro
Sony MDR-100ABN

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Koss QZ Pro
Sony MDR-100ABN

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Koss QZ Pro
Sony MDR-100ABN

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Koss QZ Pro
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 QZ Pro
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.

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Koss QZ Pro
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
Koss QZ Pro
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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