65points

Sennheiser HDR 170

89points

Sony MDR-1000X

Sennheiser HDR 170
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Sennheiser HDR 170 vs Sony MDR-1000X

Sennheiser HDR 170
Sony MDR-1000X
Sennheiser HDR 170
Sony MDR-1000X

Why is Sennheiser HDR 170 better than Sony MDR-1000X?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 47g lighter
    228gvs275g
  • 14 Ohms lower impedance
    32 Ohmsvs46 Ohms
  • Has a removable battery

Why is Sony MDR-1000X better than Sennheiser HDR 170?

  • 19000Hz higher high-frequency
    40000Hzvs21000Hz
  • 14Hz lower low-frequency
    4Hzvs18Hz
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Can be folded
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Has a rechargeable battery

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sennheiser HDR 170
Sony MDR-1000X

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 HDR 170
Sony MDR-1000X

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.weight

228g

275g

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3g

4.has a detachable cable
Sennheiser HDR 170
Sony MDR-1000X

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

5.can be folded
Sennheiser HDR 170
Sony MDR-1000X

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

6.travel bag is included
Sennheiser HDR 170
Sony MDR-1000X

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

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

18Hz

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

2.highest frequency

21000Hz

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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Sennheiser HDR 170
Sony MDR-1000X

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.has a neodymium magnet
Sennheiser HDR 170
Sony MDR-1000X

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.impedance

32 Ohms

46 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

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Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
Sennheiser HDR 170
Sony MDR-1000X

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

2.has a removable battery
Sennheiser HDR 170
Sony MDR-1000X

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

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Sennheiser HDR 170
Sony MDR-1000X

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sennheiser HDR 170
Sony MDR-1000X

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 HDR 170
Sony MDR-1000X

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.

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Sennheiser HDR 170
Sony MDR-1000X

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 HDR 170
Sony MDR-1000X

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.

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