58points

Philips Fidelio S1

87points

Sony MDR-100ABN

Philips Fidelio S1
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Sony MDR-100ABN
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Philips Fidelio S1 vs Sony MDR-100ABN

Philips Fidelio S1
Sony MDR-100ABN
Philips Fidelio S1
Sony MDR-100ABN

Why is Philips Fidelio S1 better than Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 276g lighter
    14gvs290g
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has an in-ear form
  • Has an open-back design

Why is Sony MDR-100ABN better than Philips Fidelio S1?

  • 16500Hz higher high-frequency
    40000Hzvs23500Hz
  • 10Hz lower low-frequency
    5Hzvs15Hz
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • 26.5mm bigger driver unit
    40mmvs13.5mm

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Philips Fidelio S1
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.weight

14g

290g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

3.has a detachable cable
Philips Fidelio S1
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.

4.can be folded
Philips Fidelio S1
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

5.has an in-ear form
Philips Fidelio S1
Sony MDR-100ABN

The in-ear device is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. It is inserted in the ear canal itself and blocks out a lot of environmental noise. It has stronger bass tones and is unlikely to fall out of the ear.

6.has a tangle free cable
Philips Fidelio S1
Sony MDR-100ABN

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

15Hz

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

23500Hz

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.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Philips Fidelio S1
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

107dB/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

5.has a neodymium magnet
Philips Fidelio S1
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.

6.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.

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Philips Fidelio S1
Sony MDR-100ABN

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Philips Fidelio S1
Sony MDR-100ABN

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Philips Fidelio S1
Sony MDR-100ABN

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Philips Fidelio S1
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
Philips Fidelio S1
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.

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Philips Fidelio S1
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.has an in-line control panel
Philips Fidelio S1
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

3.can be used as a headset
Philips Fidelio S1
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.

4.number of microphones

1

1

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

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

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