31points

Sennheiser HD 800 S

55points

Sony MDR-Z1R

Sennheiser HD 800 S
Sony MDR-Z1R
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16 facts in comparison

Sennheiser HD 800 S vs Sony MDR-Z1R

Sennheiser HD 800 S
Sony MDR-Z1R

Why is Sennheiser HD 800 S better than Sony MDR-Z1R?

  • Has stereo speakers
    ?
  • 55g lighter
    ?

    330gvs385g
  • Has a straight plug
    ?
  • Has an open-back design
    ?

Why is Sony MDR-Z1R better than Sennheiser HD 800 S?

  • 69000Hz higher high-frequency
    ?

    120000Hzvs51000Hz
  • Has active noise cancellation (noise control)
    ?
  • 236 Ohms lower impedance
    ?

    64 Ohmsvs300 Ohms
  • Has a neodymium magnet
    ?
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
    ?
  • 14.1mm bigger driver unit
    ?

    70.1mmvs56mm
  • Travel bag is included
    ?
  • Has an L-shaped plug
    ?

Price comparison

Sony MDR-Z1R

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$506.44

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Sony MDR-Z1R AmazonSony MDRZ1R Signature, Hi-Res Headphone,...Sony MDRZ1R Signature, Hi-Res Headphone, Black
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$1,798.00
Sony MDR-Z1R AmazonSONY MDR-Z1R WW2 Signature, Hi-Res Headp...SONY MDR-Z1R WW2 Signature, Hi-Res Headphone, Black (International Version)
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$1,699.00
Sony MDR-Z1R AmazonSony IER-Z1R Signature Series in-Ear Hea...Sony IER-Z1R Signature Series in-Ear Headphones (IERZ1R),Black/Silver
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$1,698.00
Sony MDR-Z1R AmazonSony MDR-Z7M2 Hi-Res Stereo Overhead Hea...Sony MDR-Z7M2 Hi-Res Stereo Overhead Headphones (International Version/Seller Warranty)
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$529.00
Sony MDR-Z1R AmazonSony MDR1AM2 Wired High Resolution Audio...Sony MDR1AM2 Wired High Resolution Audio Overhead Headphones, Black (MDR-1AM2/B)
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$198.00
Sony MDR-Z1R AmazonSennheiser HD 800 S Reference Headphone ...Sennheiser HD 800 S Reference Headphone System
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$1,399.00
Sony MDR-Z1R AmazonMeze 99 Neo over-ear headphones ( Black ...Meze 99 Neo over-ear headphones ( Black Silver )
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$199.00
Sony MDR-Z1R AmazonFocal Utopia Open Back Over-Ear Headphon...Focal Utopia Open Back Over-Ear Headphones (Black)
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$3,990.00
Sony MDR-Z1R AmazonSony In Ear Ultra Lightweight Stereo Bas...Sony In Ear Ultra Lightweight Stereo Bass Earbud Headphones (Black)
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$6.99

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sennheiser HD 800 S
Sony MDR-Z1R
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
Sennheiser HD 800 S
Sony MDR-Z1R
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
Sennheiser HD 800 S
Sony MDR-Z1R
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
4.weight

330g

385g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
5.travel bag is included
Sennheiser HD 800 S
Sony MDR-Z1R
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
6.cable length

3m

3m

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

4Hz

4Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
2.highest frequency

51000Hz

120000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
3.has active noise cancellation (noise control)
Sennheiser HD 800 S
Sony MDR-Z1R
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.
4.impedance

300 Ohms

64 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.
5.has a neodymium magnet
Sennheiser HD 800 S
Sony MDR-Z1R
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.driver unit size

56mm

70.1mm

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sennheiser HD 800 S
Sony MDR-Z1R
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

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