62points

M-Audio Studiophile Q40

100points

Sony WH-1000XM3

M-Audio Studiophile Q40
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Sony WH-1000XM3
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M-Audio Studiophile Q40 vs Sony WH-1000XM3

M-Audio Studiophile Q40
Sony WH-1000XM3
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
Sony WH-1000XM3

Why is M-Audio Studiophile Q40 better than Sony WH-1000XM3?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 5g lighter
    250gvs255g
  • Has a straight plug

Why is Sony WH-1000XM3 better than M-Audio Studiophile Q40?

  • 20000Hz higher high-frequency
    40000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 6Hz lower low-frequency
    4Hzvs10Hz
  • 17 Ohms lower impedance
    47 Ohmsvs64 Ohms
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Control panel placed on a device

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Design

1.weight

250g

255g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

2.has a detachable cable
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
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 stereo speakers
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
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.

4.can be folded
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

5.has an over-the-ear form
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
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.

6.travel bag is included
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

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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

10Hz

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
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

4.impedance

64 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

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

6.sound pressure level

116dB/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

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
Sony WH-1000XM3

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
Sony WH-1000XM3

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
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
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
Sony WH-1000XM3

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
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
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
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
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
Sony WH-1000XM3

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

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Features

1.can be used as a headset
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
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.

2.has an in-line control panel
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

3.control panel placed on a device
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
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.

4.has a noise canceling microphone
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
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

5.has voice prompts
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

6.has voice commands
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
Sony WH-1000XM3

You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.

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Miscellaneous

1.wireless charging
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
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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