54points

Philips Fidelio X1

59points

Sony MDR-1A

Philips Fidelio X1
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Philips Fidelio X1 vs Sony MDR-1A

Philips Fidelio X1
Sony MDR-1A
Philips Fidelio X1
Sony MDR-1A

Why is Philips Fidelio X1 better than Sony MDR-1A?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has an open-back design

Why is Sony MDR-1A better than Philips Fidelio X1?

  • 60000Hz higher high-frequency
    100000Hzvs40000Hz
  • 7Hz lower low-frequency
    3Hzvs10Hz
  • 205g lighter
    225gvs430g
  • 6 Ohms lower impedance
    24 Ohmsvs30 Ohms
  • 5dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    105dB/mWvs100dB/mW
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Travel bag is included

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Philips Fidelio X1
Sony MDR-1A

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 an over-the-ear form
Philips Fidelio X1
Sony MDR-1A

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.

3.weight

430g

225g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.has a detachable cable
Philips Fidelio X1
Sony MDR-1A

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

5.travel bag is included
Philips Fidelio X1
Sony MDR-1A

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

6.has a straight plug
Philips Fidelio X1
Sony MDR-1A

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

10Hz

3Hz

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

40000Hz

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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Philips Fidelio X1
Sony MDR-1A

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

100dB/mW

105dB/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 X1
Sony MDR-1A

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

30 Ohms

24 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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Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Philips Fidelio X1
Sony MDR-1A

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

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Features

1.has an in-line control panel
Philips Fidelio X1
Sony MDR-1A

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

2.can be used as a headset
Philips Fidelio X1
Sony MDR-1A

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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