50points

Sennheiser HD 229

88points

Sony MDR-100ABN

Sennheiser HD 229
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Sony MDR-100ABN
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Sennheiser HD 229 vs Sony MDR-100ABN

Sennheiser HD 229
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sennheiser HD 229
Sony MDR-100ABN
50
points
88
points

Why is Sennheiser HD 229 better than Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 16 Ohms lower impedance
    16 Ohmsvs32 Ohms
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has a straight plug

Why is Sony MDR-100ABN better than Sennheiser HD 229?

  • 18000Hz higher high-frequency
    40000Hzvs22000Hz
  • 13Hz lower low-frequency
    5Hzvs18Hz
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Control panel placed on a device

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sennheiser HD 229
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
Sennheiser HD 229
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.can be folded
Sennheiser HD 229
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

4.travel bag is included
Sennheiser HD 229
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

5.has an L-shaped plug
Sennheiser HD 229
Sony MDR-100ABN

An L-shaped plug is better if the jack is on the left or right side of the device, so that the cable isn't bent, and is less likely to break when the device is in your pocket.

6.has an on-ear form
Sennheiser HD 229
Sony MDR-100ABN

This device comfortably rests on top of your outer ears. As it doesn't block out everything from the outside world, it's preferred in places like office environments and recommended for outdoor activities.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

22000Hz

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

18Hz

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.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Sennheiser HD 229
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

110dB/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.impedance

16 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

6.has a neodymium magnet
Sennheiser HD 229
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.

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Sennheiser HD 229
Sony MDR-100ABN

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Sennheiser HD 229
Sony MDR-100ABN

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Sennheiser HD 229
Sony MDR-100ABN

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sennheiser HD 229
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
Sennheiser HD 229
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
Sennheiser HD 229
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
Sennheiser HD 229
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
Sennheiser HD 229
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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