Sennheiser HDR 170Sony MDR-1000X
Top 45%732 points
Top 45%
Top 15%1,134 points
Top 15%
Sennheiser HDR 170
Sony MDR-1000X
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Sennheiser HDR 170 vs Sony MDR-1000X: 21 facts in comparison

1. highest frequency

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
21000Hz
Sony MDR-Z1R: 120000Hz
40000Hz

2. lowest frequency

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
18Hz
Sony MH1CBLK: 1Hz
4Hz

3. weight

47g lighter.
228g
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
275g

4. has sound isolation/passive noise reduction

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
Sennheiser HDR 170
Sony MDR-1000X
47% have it

5. impedance

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.
32Ohms
Flips Solo 2 Social: 4Ohms
46Ohms

6. has a neodymium magnet

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
Sennheiser HDR 170
Sony MDR-1000X
33% have it

7. sound pressure level

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
110dB/mW
AKG K553 Pro: 144dB/mW
103dB/mW

8. has a detachable cable

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
Sennheiser HDR 170
Sony MDR-1000X
39% have it

9. can be folded

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.
Sennheiser HDR 170
Sony MDR-1000X
32% have it

10. can be used as a headset

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.
Sennheiser HDR 170
Sony MDR-1000X
37% have it

11. has stereo speakers

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
Sennheiser HDR 170
Sony MDR-1000X
76% have it

12. has an over-the-ear form

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.
Sennheiser HDR 170
Sony MDR-1000X
42% have it

13. has an L-shaped plug

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.
Sennheiser HDR 170
Sony MDR-1000X
31% have it

14. Can be used wirelessly

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
Sennheiser HDR 170
Sony MDR-1000X
17% have it

15. travel bag is included

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
Sennheiser HDR 170
Sony MDR-1000X
63% have it

16. control panel placed on a device

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.
Sennheiser HDR 170
Sony MDR-1000X
15% have it

17. has active noise canceling/noise reduction

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.
Sennheiser HDR 170
Sony MDR-1000X
13% have it

18. has a 3.5mm male connector

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
Sennheiser HDR 170
Sony MDR-1000X
86% have it

19. has a rechargeable battery

The battery can be recharged and used over again.
Sennheiser HDR 170
Sony MDR-1000X
10% have it

20. has a removable battery

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
Sennheiser HDR 170
Sony MDR-1000X
6% have it

21. supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC

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.
Sennheiser HDR 170
Sony MDR-1000X
3% have it
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