Sony MDR-1000XAudioQuest NightHawkHiFiMAN HE-4
Top 14%1,140 points
Top 14%
Top 91%122 points
Top 91%
Top 57%579 points
Top 57%
Sony MDR-1000X
AudioQuest NightHawk
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HiFiMAN HE-4
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Top specs and features

Sony MDR-1000X vs AudioQuest NightHawk vs HiFiMAN HE-4: 19 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.
40000Hz
Sony MDR-Z1R: 120000Hz
10000Hz
60000Hz

2. 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.
Sony MDR-1000X
AudioQuest NightHawk
HiFiMAN HE-4
33% have it

3. no battery needed

This device works without batteries. It weighs less and you don't have to worry about recharging or replacing the battery.
Sony MDR-1000X
AudioQuest NightHawk
HiFiMAN HE-4
73% have it

4. 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.
Sony MDR-1000X
AudioQuest NightHawk
HiFiMAN HE-4
38% have it

5. can be folded

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.
Sony MDR-1000X
AudioQuest NightHawk
HiFiMAN HE-4
31% have it

6. 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.
Sony MDR-1000X
AudioQuest NightHawk
HiFiMAN HE-4
36% have it

7. 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.
Sony MDR-1000X
AudioQuest NightHawk
HiFiMAN HE-4
42% have it

8. 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.
Sony MDR-1000X
AudioQuest NightHawk
HiFiMAN HE-4
75% have it

9. 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.
Sony MDR-1000X
AudioQuest NightHawk
HiFiMAN HE-4
32% have it

10. has a straight plug

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.
Sony MDR-1000X
AudioQuest NightHawk
HiFiMAN HE-4
53% have it

11. has included ear pads

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.
Sony MDR-1000X
AudioQuest NightHawk
HiFiMAN HE-4
42% have it

12. Can be used wirelessly

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
Sony MDR-1000X
AudioQuest NightHawk
HiFiMAN HE-4
16% have it

13. 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.
Sony MDR-1000X
AudioQuest NightHawk
HiFiMAN HE-4
14% have it

14. travel bag is included

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
Sony MDR-1000X
AudioQuest NightHawk
HiFiMAN HE-4
64% have it

16. has a 3.5mm male connector

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
Sony MDR-1000X
AudioQuest NightHawk
HiFiMAN HE-4
87% have it

17. has a rechargeable battery

The battery can be recharged and used over again.
Sony MDR-1000X
AudioQuest NightHawk
HiFiMAN HE-4
8% have it

18. 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.
Sony MDR-1000X
AudioQuest NightHawk
HiFiMAN HE-4
3% have it

19. has an open-back design

The device is designed in a way that allows sound to go out through the back of the ear cups, which usually have vents or perforations. This design provides very natural and accurate sound.
Sony MDR-1000X
AudioQuest NightHawk
HiFiMAN HE-4
10% have it

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