49points

LSTN Troubadours

100points

Sony WH-1000XM3

LSTN Troubadours
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LSTN Troubadours vs Sony WH-1000XM3

LSTN Troubadours
Sony WH-1000XM3
LSTN Troubadours
Sony WH-1000XM3
49
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100
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Why is LSTN Troubadours better than Sony WH-1000XM3?

  • 15 Ohms lower impedance
    32 Ohmsvs47 Ohms
  • 60g lighter
    195gvs255g

Why is Sony WH-1000XM3 better than LSTN Troubadours?

  • 18000Hz higher high-frequency
    40000Hzvs22000Hz
  • 14Hz lower low-frequency
    4Hzvs18Hz
  • 3.5dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    104.5dB/mWvs101dB/mW
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used wirelessly

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
LSTN Troubadours
Sony WH-1000XM3

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
LSTN Troubadours
Sony WH-1000XM3

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
LSTN Troubadours
Sony WH-1000XM3

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.weight

195g

255g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
LSTN Troubadours
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

6.sweat resistant
LSTN Troubadours
Sony WH-1000XM3

Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

For example

JBL Under Armour True Wireless Flash

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

22000Hz

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

18Hz

4Hz

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
LSTN Troubadours
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

For example

RHA TrueConnect

4.sound pressure level

101dB/mW

104.5dB/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.impedance

32 Ohms

47 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 a neodymium magnet
LSTN Troubadours
Sony WH-1000XM3

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
LSTN Troubadours
Sony WH-1000XM3

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
LSTN Troubadours
Sony WH-1000XM3

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
LSTN Troubadours
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

4.Has USB Type-C
LSTN Troubadours
Sony WH-1000XM3

The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
LSTN Troubadours
Sony WH-1000XM3

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
LSTN Troubadours
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
LSTN Troubadours
Sony WH-1000XM3

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.

4.Has WiFi
LSTN Troubadours
Sony WH-1000XM3

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
LSTN Troubadours
Sony WH-1000XM3

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
LSTN Troubadours
Sony WH-1000XM3

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.

3.has an in-line control panel
LSTN Troubadours
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

4.number of microphones

1

3

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

5.has a noise canceling microphone
LSTN Troubadours
Sony WH-1000XM3

These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

For example

Microsoft Surface Headphones

6.has voice prompts
LSTN Troubadours
Sony WH-1000XM3

This feature allows the device to inform you of important information through its audio function.

Miscellaneous

1.wireless charging
LSTN Troubadours
Sony WH-1000XM3

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

For example

Audio-Technica ATH-CKR7TW

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