64points

M-Audio Studiophile Q40

88points

Sony MDR-100ABN

M-Audio Studiophile Q40
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Sony MDR-100ABN
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26 facts in comparison

M-Audio Studiophile Q40 vs Sony MDR-100ABN

M-Audio Studiophile Q40
Sony MDR-100ABN
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
Sony MDR-100ABN
64
points
88
points

Why is M-Audio Studiophile Q40 better than Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 40g lighter
    250gvs290g
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Has a straight plug

Why is Sony MDR-100ABN better than M-Audio Studiophile Q40?

  • 20000Hz higher high-frequency
    40000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 5Hz lower low-frequency
    5Hzvs10Hz
  • 32 Ohms lower impedance
    32 Ohmsvs64 Ohms
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Has a battery level indicator

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
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
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
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
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
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.weight

250g

290g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

6.travel bag is included
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

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

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

3.sound pressure level

116dB/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 sound isolation/passive noise reduction
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

5.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
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.

6.has a neodymium magnet
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
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.

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
Sony MDR-100ABN

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
Sony MDR-100ABN

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
Sony MDR-100ABN

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
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
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
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
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
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
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
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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