45points

Sennheiser HD 800

64points

Sony MDR-Z7

Sennheiser HD 800
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Sennheiser HD 800 vs Sony MDR-Z7

Sennheiser HD 800
Sony MDR-Z7
Sennheiser HD 800
Sony MDR-Z7
45
points
64
points

Why is Sennheiser HD 800 better than Sony MDR-Z7?

  • Has stereo speakers
  • 5g lighter
    330gvs335g
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has an open-back design

Why is Sony MDR-Z7 better than Sennheiser HD 800?

  • 49000Hz higher high-frequency
    100000Hzvs51000Hz
  • 2Hz lower low-frequency
    4Hzvs6Hz
  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 230 Ohms lower impedance
    70 Ohmsvs300 Ohms
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has included ear pads

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sennheiser HD 800
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
Sennheiser HD 800
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
Sennheiser HD 800
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

330g

335g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has included ear pads
Sennheiser HD 800
Sony MDR-Z7

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

6.cable length

3m

3m

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.

Best

Pioneer SE-A1000

6m

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

51000Hz

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

6Hz

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
Sennheiser HD 800
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

102dB/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.impedance

300 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

6.has a neodymium magnet
Sennheiser HD 800
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.

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sennheiser HD 800
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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