51points

Master & Dynamic MH30

88points

Sony MDR-100ABN

Master & Dynamic MH30
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Master & Dynamic MH30 vs Sony MDR-100ABN

Master & Dynamic MH30
Sony MDR-100ABN
Master & Dynamic MH30
Sony MDR-100ABN
51
points
88
points

Why is Master & Dynamic MH30 better than Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • 30g lighter
    260gvs290g
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has a straight plug

Why is Sony MDR-100ABN better than Master & Dynamic MH30?

  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Has a rechargeable battery
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Master & Dynamic MH30
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
Master & Dynamic MH30
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.weight

260g

290g

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4.can be folded
Master & Dynamic MH30
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

5.travel bag is included
Master & Dynamic MH30
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
Master & Dynamic MH30
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.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.

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2.has a neodymium magnet
Master & Dynamic MH30
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.

3.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Master & Dynamic MH30
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.

4.driver unit size

40mm

40mm

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Master & Dynamic MH30
Sony MDR-100ABN

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Master & Dynamic MH30
Sony MDR-100ABN

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Master & Dynamic MH30
Sony MDR-100ABN

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Master & Dynamic MH30
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
Master & Dynamic MH30
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
Master & Dynamic MH30
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
Master & Dynamic MH30
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.

3.has an in-line control panel
Master & Dynamic MH30
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

4.warranty period

2

1

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.

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5.number of microphones

1

1

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

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