92points

Sony MDR-1000X

100points

Sony WH-1000XM3

Sony MDR-1000X
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Sony MDR-1000X vs Sony WH-1000XM3

Sony MDR-1000X
Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony MDR-1000X
Sony WH-1000XM3
92
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Sony MDR-1000X
100
points
Sony WH-1000XM3

Why is Sony MDR-1000X better than Sony WH-1000XM3?

  • 1 Ohms lower impedance
    ?

    46 Ohmsvs47 Ohms

Why is Sony WH-1000XM3 better than Sony MDR-1000X?

  • 1.5dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    ?

    104.5dB/mWvs103dB/mW
  • 20g lighter
    255gvs275g
  • 18h longer battery life
    ?

    38hvs20h
  • 0.2mm bigger driver unit
    ?

    40mmvs39.8mm
  • Has an in-line control panel
    ?
  • Has a battery level indicator
    ?
  • 0.2 newer Bluetooth version
    4.2vs4
  • Has voice prompts
    ?

Design

1.has stereo speakers
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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
Sony WH-1000XM3
2.has an over-the-ear form
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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
Sony WH-1000XM3
3.has a detachable cable
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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
Sony WH-1000XM3
4.lighter
?

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

275g

255g

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

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Sony WH-1000XM3
6.sweat resistant
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Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

For example

Beats Powerbeats Pro

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Sony WH-1000XM3

Sound quality

1. higher high-frequency
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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

40000Hz

40000Hz

2. lower low-frequency
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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

4Hz

4Hz

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
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The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

For example

JBL Tune 110

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Sony WH-1000XM3
4. higher sound pressure level
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Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

103dB/mW

104.5dB/mW

5. lower impedance
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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

46 Ohms

47 Ohms

6.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
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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.

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Sony WH-1000XM3

Power

1. longer battery life
?

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.

Best

Sennheiser PXC 480

50h

20h

38h

2.has a rechargeable battery
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The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Sony MDR-1000X
Sony WH-1000XM3
3.has a battery level indicator
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An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Sony MDR-1000X
Sony WH-1000XM3
4.has a removable battery
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The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

For example

Jaybird Run XT

Sony MDR-1000X
Sony WH-1000XM3
5.Has USB Type-C
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The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.

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Sony WH-1000XM3

Connectivity

1. newer Bluetooth version
?

Best

SoundMagic E11BT

5

4

4.2

2.Can be used wirelessly
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Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

Sony MDR-1000X
Sony WH-1000XM3
3.has a 3.5mm male connector
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A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

Sony MDR-1000X
Sony WH-1000XM3
4.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
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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
Sony WH-1000XM3
5.Has WiFi
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The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

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Sony WH-1000XM3

Features

1.can be used as a headset
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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
Sony WH-1000XM3
2.control panel placed on a device
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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
Sony WH-1000XM3
3.has an in-line control panel
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There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

Sony MDR-1000X
Sony WH-1000XM3
4.has a noise canceling microphone
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These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

For example

Mpow H5

Sony MDR-1000X
Sony WH-1000XM3
5.Has voice prompts
?

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.

Sony MDR-1000X
Sony WH-1000XM3
6.has voice commands
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You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.

Sony MDR-1000X
Sony WH-1000XM3

Miscellaneous

1.has wireless charging
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The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

For example

Audio-Technica ATH-CKR7TW

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