70points

Shure SRH840

88points

Sony MDR-100ABN

Shure SRH840
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Sony MDR-100ABN
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Shure SRH840 vs Sony MDR-100ABN

Shure SRH840
Sony MDR-100ABN
Shure SRH840
Sony MDR-100ABN
70
points
88
points

Why is Shure SRH840 better than Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has a coiled cord

Why is Sony MDR-100ABN better than Shure SRH840?

  • 15000Hz higher high-frequency
    40000Hzvs25000Hz
  • 12 Ohms lower impedance
    32 Ohmsvs44 Ohms
  • 28g lighter
    290gvs318g
  • 1dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    103dB/mWvs102dB/mW
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Control panel placed on a device

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Shure SRH840
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 a detachable cable
Shure SRH840
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.

3.has an over-the-ear form
Shure SRH840
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.

4.weight

318g

290g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Shure SRH840
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

6.has included ear pads
Shure SRH840
Sony MDR-100ABN

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

25000Hz

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 SRH840
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

102dB/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.impedance

44 Ohms

32 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
Shure SRH840
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.

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Shure SRH840
Sony MDR-100ABN

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Shure SRH840
Sony MDR-100ABN

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Shure SRH840
Sony MDR-100ABN

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Shure SRH840
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 SRH840
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.

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Shure SRH840
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 SRH840
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.

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