92points

Sony MDR-1000X

62points

Sony MDR-NC100D

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Sony MDR-1000X vs Sony MDR-NC100D

Sony MDR-1000X
Sony MDR-NC100D
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony MDR-NC100D
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points
62
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Why is Sony MDR-1000X better than Sony MDR-NC100D?

  • 4Hz lower low-frequency
    4Hzvs8Hz
  • 24 Ohms lower impedance
    46 Ohmsvs70 Ohms
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Can be folded
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Control panel placed on a device

Why is Sony MDR-NC100D better than Sony MDR-1000X?

  • 249g lighter
    26gvs275g
  • 7dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    110dB/mWvs103dB/mW
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has an in-ear form
  • Has a removable battery

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony MDR-NC100D

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
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony MDR-NC100D

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
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony MDR-NC100D

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

275g

26g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony MDR-NC100D

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

6.has an in-ear form
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony MDR-NC100D

The in-ear device is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. It is inserted in the ear canal itself and blocks out a lot of environmental noise. It has stronger bass tones and is unlikely to fall out of the ear.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

40000Hz

23000Hz

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

8Hz

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

110dB/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.impedance

46 Ohms

70 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

5.has a neodymium magnet
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony MDR-NC100D

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.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony MDR-NC100D

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.

Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony MDR-NC100D

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

2.has a removable battery
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony MDR-NC100D

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony MDR-NC100D

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony MDR-NC100D

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-NC100D

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
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony MDR-NC100D

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-NC100D

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-NC100D

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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