72points

Sennheiser RS 175

60points

Sony MDR-RF985RK

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Sennheiser RS 175
Sony MDR-RF985RK
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Sennheiser RS 175 vs Sony MDR-RF985RK

Sennheiser RS 175
Sony MDR-RF985RK
Sennheiser RS 175
Sony MDR-RF985RK
72
points
60
points

Why is Sennheiser RS 175 better than Sony MDR-RF985RK?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 8 Ohms lower impedance
    32 Ohmsvs40 Ohms
  • Has a rechargeable battery
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has a removable battery

Why is Sony MDR-RF985RK better than Sennheiser RS 175?

  • 7Hz lower low-frequency
    10Hzvs17Hz
  • 10g lighter
    300gvs310g

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sennheiser RS 175
Sony MDR-RF985RK

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 RS 175
Sony MDR-RF985RK

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

3.has an over-the-ear form
Sennheiser RS 175
Sony MDR-RF985RK

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.

4.weight

310g

300g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has a straight plug
Sennheiser RS 175
Sony MDR-RF985RK

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

22000Hz

22000Hz

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

17Hz

10Hz

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 RS 175
Sony MDR-RF985RK

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

114dB/mW

100dB/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

32 Ohms

40 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 RS 175
Sony MDR-RF985RK

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

For example

Creative SXFI Air

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Sennheiser RS 175
Sony MDR-RF985RK

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Sennheiser RS 175
Sony MDR-RF985RK

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Sennheiser RS 175
Sony MDR-RF985RK

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

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Sennheiser RS 175
Sony MDR-RF985RK

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.maximum Bluetooth range

100m

45m

The device can connect at a greater distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.

Best

Fiil Canviis Pro

100m

3.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sennheiser RS 175
Sony MDR-RF985RK

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Sennheiser RS 175
Sony MDR-RF985RK

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.

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