54points

Philips Fidelio X1

60points

Sony MDR-Z7

Philips Fidelio X1
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Philips Fidelio X1 vs Sony MDR-Z7

Philips Fidelio X1
Sony MDR-Z7
Philips Fidelio X1
Sony MDR-Z7

Why is Philips Fidelio X1 better than Sony MDR-Z7?

  • 40 Ohms lower impedance
    30 Ohmsvs70 Ohms
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has an open-back design

Why is Sony MDR-Z7 better than Philips Fidelio X1?

  • 60000Hz higher high-frequency
    100000Hzvs40000Hz
  • 6Hz lower low-frequency
    4Hzvs10Hz
  • 95g lighter
    335gvs430g
  • 2dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    102dB/mWvs100dB/mW
  • Has included ear pads

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Philips Fidelio X1
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 an over-the-ear form
Philips Fidelio X1
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.

3.has a detachable cable
Philips Fidelio X1
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.

4.weight

430g

335g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has included ear pads
Philips Fidelio X1
Sony MDR-Z7

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

6.has a straight plug
Philips Fidelio X1
Sony MDR-Z7

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

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Sound quality

1.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

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 Fidelio X1
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

100dB/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.has a neodymium magnet
Philips Fidelio X1
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.

6.impedance

30 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

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Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Philips Fidelio X1
Sony MDR-Z7

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

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