68points

Philips A5-Pro

62points

Sony MDR-Z7

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Philips A5-Pro vs Sony MDR-Z7

Philips A5-Pro
Sony MDR-Z7
Philips A5-Pro
Sony MDR-Z7
68
points
62
points

Why is Philips A5-Pro better than Sony MDR-Z7?

  • 54 Ohms lower impedance
    16 Ohmsvs70 Ohms
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Can be folded
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has a coiled cord

Why is Sony MDR-Z7 better than Philips A5-Pro?

  • 76000Hz higher high-frequency
    100000Hzvs24000Hz
  • 6Hz lower low-frequency
    4Hzvs10Hz
  • 70g lighter
    335gvs405g
  • Has a detachable cable
  • 20mm bigger driver unit
    70mmvs50mm
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Philips A5-Pro
Sony MDR-Z7

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
Philips A5-Pro
Sony MDR-Z7

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
Philips A5-Pro
Sony MDR-Z7

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

405g

335g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Philips A5-Pro
Sony MDR-Z7

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

6.has included ear pads
Philips A5-Pro
Sony MDR-Z7

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

24000Hz

100000Hz

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
Philips A5-Pro
Sony MDR-Z7

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

4.sound pressure level

105dB/mW

102dB/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

16 Ohms

70 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
Philips A5-Pro
Sony MDR-Z7

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

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Philips A5-Pro
Sony MDR-Z7

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

Features

1.has an in-line control panel
Philips A5-Pro
Sony MDR-Z7

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

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