57points

Pioneer SE-NC31C-K

88points

Sony MDR-100ABN

Pioneer SE-NC31C-K
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Sony MDR-100ABN
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Pioneer SE-NC31C-K vs Sony MDR-100ABN

Pioneer SE-NC31C-K
Sony MDR-100ABN
Pioneer SE-NC31C-K
Sony MDR-100ABN
57
points
88
points

Why is Pioneer SE-NC31C-K better than Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • 14 Ohms lower impedance
    18 Ohmsvs32 Ohms
  • 262g lighter
    28gvs290g
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has an in-ear form
  • Has a removable battery

Why is Sony MDR-100ABN better than Pioneer SE-NC31C-K?

  • 24000Hz higher high-frequency
    40000Hzvs16000Hz
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • 25.8mm bigger driver unit
    40mmvs14.2mm
  • Control panel placed on a device

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Pioneer SE-NC31C-K
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
Pioneer SE-NC31C-K
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

28g

290g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.has an in-ear form
Pioneer SE-NC31C-K
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.

5.can be folded
Pioneer SE-NC31C-K
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

6.has included ear pads
Pioneer SE-NC31C-K
Sony MDR-100ABN

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

16000Hz

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

2.lowest frequency

5Hz

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

3.sound pressure level

105dB/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

4.impedance

18 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

5.has a neodymium magnet
Pioneer SE-NC31C-K
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.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Pioneer SE-NC31C-K
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.

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Pioneer SE-NC31C-K
Sony MDR-100ABN

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Pioneer SE-NC31C-K
Sony MDR-100ABN

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Pioneer SE-NC31C-K
Sony MDR-100ABN

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Pioneer SE-NC31C-K
Sony MDR-100ABN

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Pioneer SE-NC31C-K
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
Pioneer SE-NC31C-K
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
Pioneer SE-NC31C-K
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
Pioneer SE-NC31C-K
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
Pioneer SE-NC31C-K
Sony MDR-100ABN

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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