67points

Sony MDR-1000X

49points

Sony MDR-1R

Comparison winner
Sony MDR-1000X
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60 facts in comparison

Sony MDR-1000X vs Sony MDR-1R

Sony MDR-1000X
Sony MDR-1R

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

  • Has active noise cancellation (noise control)
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  • 2 Ohms lower impedance
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    46 Ohmsvs48 Ohms
  • Can be used wirelessly
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  • Has a rechargeable battery
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  • Can be folded
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  • Control panel placed on a device
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  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
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Why is Sony MDR-1R better than Sony MDR-1000X?

  • Has passive noise reduction
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  • 40000Hz higher high-frequency
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    80000Hzvs40000Hz
  • 2dB/mW higher sound pressure level
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    105dB/mWvs103dB/mW
  • 35g lighter
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    240gvs275g

Price comparison

Sony MDR-1000X

ProductStorePrice
Sony MDR-1000X AmazonSony MDR-1000X Noise Cancelling, Bluetoo...Sony MDR-1000X Noise Cancelling, Bluetooth Headphone, Black (International Version with Full Warranty)
Amazon logo
$151
Sony MDR-1000X AmazonSony Premium Noise Cancelling, Bluetooth...Sony Premium Noise Cancelling, Bluetooth Headphone, Black (MDR1000X/B)
Amazon logo
$165
Sony MDR-1000X AmazonSony Premium Noise Cancelling, Bluetooth...Sony Premium Noise Cancelling, Bluetooth Headphone, Grey Beige (MDR1000X/C) (2016 model)
Amazon logo
$199

User reviews

Overall Rating

Sony MDR-1000X
8.5
2 User reviews
Sony MDR-1000X
8.5/10
2 User reviews
Sony MDR-1R
0.0
0 User reviews
Sony MDR-1R
0.0/10
0 User reviews

Features

Build quality

9.5/10
2 votes
No reviews yet
 

Sound quality

9.0/10
2 votes
No reviews yet
 

Value for money

6.0/10
2 votes
No reviews yet
 

Comfort

9.5/10
2 votes
No reviews yet
 

Noise isolation

7.5/10
2 votes
No reviews yet
 

Comments

Grzegorz

Grzegorz

2 months ago

8 / 10

The earphones fit snugly around the head.

Grzegorz

Grzegorz

2 months ago

8 / 10

good music experience

Pros

  • great finish in quality high-end exclusive appearance

Cons

  • too long charging time
0 users found this helpful
xiaofeng

xiaofeng

1 month ago

9 / 10

佩戴舒适,初代的降噪技术落后。但是不影响他的声音,声音很好,是1000x头戴系列里面比较均衡耐听的

xiaofeng

xiaofeng

1 month ago

9 / 10

0 users found this helpful

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony MDR-1R
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-1R
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-1R
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
4.sweat resistance
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony MDR-1R
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
5.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony MDR-1R
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
6.weight

275g

240g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
7.can be folded
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony MDR-1R
Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.
8.travel bag is included
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony MDR-1R
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
9.has a tangle free cable
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony MDR-1R
The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

Sound quality

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
2.has passive noise reduction
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony MDR-1R
The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
3.highest frequency

40000Hz

80000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.
5.has a neodymium magnet
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony MDR-1R
Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
6.sound pressure level

103dB/mW

105dB/mW

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

46 Ohms

48 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.
8.driver unit size

39.8mm

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

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40mm

The diaphragm moves air back and forth to create sound. The bigger the diaphragm, the more bass it can produce.

Power

1.Battery life

20h

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The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.
2.has a rechargeable battery
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony MDR-1R
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
3.has a battery level indicator
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony MDR-1R
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
4.charge time

4h

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The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
5.Has USB Type-C
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony MDR-1R
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
6.battery power

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Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
7.Battery life of charging case

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The battery life of the charging case as given by the manufacturer. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your headphones on the go multiple times before having to recharge the case itself.
8.has a removable battery
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony MDR-1R
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony MDR-1R
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.Bluetooth version

4

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Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
3.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony MDR-1R
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
4.Has Bluetooth aptX
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony MDR-1R
Bluetooth aptX is an audio codec used for transmitting hi-resolution audio wirelessly from Bluetooth-enabled devices. Developed by Qualcomm, the aptX audio technology includes variations such as aptX HD, aptX Low Latency, and aptX Adaptive.
5.maximum Bluetooth range

10m

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The device can connect at a greater distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.
6.supports Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony MDR-1R
Wi-Fi 6, released in 2019, is based on the IEEE 802.11ax wireless LAN standard. Designed to operate in all frequency bands between 1 and 6 GHz, it offers higher data rates and lower latency compared to previous Wi-Fi technologies.
7.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony MDR-1R
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability, and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.
8.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony MDR-1R
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors – a, b, and g.
9.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony MDR-1R
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.can be used as a headset
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony MDR-1R
A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.
2.has a noise-canceling microphone
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony MDR-1R
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
3.number of microphones

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1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.control panel placed on a device
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony MDR-1R
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.
5.warranty period

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When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.
6.Has an in-line control panel
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony MDR-1R
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
7.has a mute function
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony MDR-1R
The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
8.Has voice prompts
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony MDR-1R
With voice prompts, you will automatically receive information via audio messages – for instance, you may find out that the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.
9.multipoint count

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Multipoint allows you to link to more Bluetooth devices and switch between them. For example you can easily switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.

Miscellaneous

1.Price (global median value)

198.97 €

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Price comparison

Sony MDR-1000X

ProductStorePrice
Sony MDR-1000X AmazonSony MDR-1000X Noise Cancelling, Bluetoo...Sony MDR-1000X Noise Cancelling, Bluetooth Headphone, Black (International Version with Full Warranty)
Amazon logo
$151
Sony MDR-1000X AmazonSony Premium Noise Cancelling, Bluetooth...Sony Premium Noise Cancelling, Bluetooth Headphone, Black (MDR1000X/B)
Amazon logo
$165
Sony MDR-1000X AmazonSony Premium Noise Cancelling, Bluetooth...Sony Premium Noise Cancelling, Bluetooth Headphone, Grey Beige (MDR1000X/C) (2016 model)
Amazon logo
$199

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