90points

Sony MDR-1000X

58points

Sony MDR-1A

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Sony MDR-1000X vs Sony MDR-1A

Sony MDR-1000X
Sony MDR-1A
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony MDR-1A

Why is Sony MDR-1000X better than Sony MDR-1A?

  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
  • Has a rechargeable battery

Why is Sony MDR-1A better than Sony MDR-1000X?

  • 60000Hz higher high-frequency
    100000Hzvs40000Hz
  • 1Hz lower low-frequency
    3Hzvs4Hz
  • 22 Ohms lower impedance
    24 Ohmsvs46 Ohms
  • 50g lighter
    225gvs275g
  • 2dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    105dB/mWvs103dB/mW
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • 0.2mm bigger driver unit
    40mmvs39.8mm

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony MDR-1A

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
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony MDR-1A

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
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony MDR-1A

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

4.weight

275g

225g

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3g

5.can be folded
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony MDR-1A

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

6.travel bag is included
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony MDR-1A

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

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

40000Hz

100000Hz

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

4Hz

3Hz

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.sound pressure level

103dB/mW

105dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

4.has a neodymium magnet
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony MDR-1A

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

5.driver unit size

39.8mm

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.impedance

46 Ohms

24 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
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony MDR-1A

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony MDR-1A

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony MDR-1A

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

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony MDR-1A

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
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony MDR-1A

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
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony MDR-1A

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.

3.has an in-line control panel
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony MDR-1A

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

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