51points

Shure SRH550DJ

87points

Sony MDR-100ABN

Shure SRH550DJ
Comparison winner
Sony MDR-100ABN
vs
vs

26 facts in comparison

Shure SRH550DJ vs Sony MDR-100ABN

Shure SRH550DJ
Sony MDR-100ABN
Shure SRH550DJ
Sony MDR-100ABN

Why is Shure SRH550DJ better than Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 55g lighter
    235gvs290g
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Has a straight plug

Why is Sony MDR-100ABN better than Shure SRH550DJ?

  • 18000Hz higher high-frequency
    40000Hzvs22000Hz
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Travel bag is included

Videos

Powered by

Top specs and features

relevant

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Shure SRH550DJ
Sony MDR-100ABN

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
Shure SRH550DJ
Sony MDR-100ABN

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
Shure SRH550DJ
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

4.weight

235g

290g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Shure SRH550DJ
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

6.travel bag is included
Shure SRH550DJ
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

relevant

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

22000Hz

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

2.lowest frequency

5Hz

5Hz

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
Shure SRH550DJ
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

109dB/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.driver unit size

50mm

40mm

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

Best

Audeze LCD2 Classic

106mm

6.has a neodymium magnet
Shure SRH550DJ
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

relevant

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Shure SRH550DJ
Sony MDR-100ABN

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Shure SRH550DJ
Sony MDR-100ABN

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

relevant

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Shure SRH550DJ
Sony MDR-100ABN

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Shure SRH550DJ
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Shure SRH550DJ
Sony MDR-100ABN

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.

relevant

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Shure SRH550DJ
Sony MDR-100ABN

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
Shure SRH550DJ
Sony MDR-100ABN

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.

Top 10 headphones

Add to comparison
    This page is currently only available in English.