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Sony MDR-100ABN
Sennheiser PXC 550
AKG K712
Shure SE315
Top 7%1,207 points
Top 7%
Top 10%1,170 points
Top 10%
Top 51%635 points
Top 51%
Top 54%594 points
Top 54%
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sennheiser PXC 550
AKG K712
Shure SE315
Top specs and features

Sony MDR-100ABN vs Sennheiser PXC 550 vs AKG K712 vs Shure SE315: 27 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
23000Hz
39800Hz
18500Hz

2. lowest frequency

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
5Hz
Sony MH1CBLK: 1Hz
17Hz
10Hz
22Hz

3. has sound isolation/passive noise reduction

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sennheiser PXC 550
AKG K712
Shure SE315
45% have it

4. impedance

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.
32 Ohms
Flips Solo 2 Social: 4 Ohms
490 Ohms
62 Ohms
27 Ohms

5. 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-100ABN
Sennheiser PXC 550
AKG K712
Shure SE315
36% have it

6. sound pressure level

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
103dB/mW
AKG K553 Pro: 144dB/mW
110dB/mW
105dB/mW
116dB/mW

7. 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-100ABN
Sennheiser PXC 550
AKG K712
Shure SE315
67% have it

8. 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-100ABN
Sennheiser PXC 550
AKG K712
Shure SE315
39% have it

9. 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-100ABN
Sennheiser PXC 550
AKG K712
Shure SE315
75% have it

10. can be folded

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sennheiser PXC 550
AKG K712
Shure SE315
31% have it

11. 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-100ABN
Sennheiser PXC 550
AKG K712
Shure SE315
45% have it

12. has an in-line control panel

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sennheiser PXC 550
AKG K712
Shure SE315
47% have it

13. Can be used wirelessly

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sennheiser PXC 550
AKG K712
Shure SE315
25% have it

14. has active noise canceling/noise reduction

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.
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sennheiser PXC 550
AKG K712
Shure SE315
14% have it

15. 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-100ABN
Sennheiser PXC 550
AKG K712
Shure SE315
39% have it

16. travel bag is included

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sennheiser PXC 550
AKG K712
Shure SE315
64% have it

17. 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-100ABN
Sennheiser PXC 550
AKG K712
Shure SE315
18% have it

18. has included ear pads

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sennheiser PXC 550
AKG K712
Shure SE315
44% have it

19. 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-100ABN
Sennheiser PXC 550
AKG K712
Shure SE315
30% have it

20. has a straight plug

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sennheiser PXC 550
AKG K712
Shure SE315
49% have it

21. 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-100ABN
Sennheiser PXC 550
AKG K712
Shure SE315
81% have it

22. has a battery level indicator

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sennheiser PXC 550
AKG K712
Shure SE315
16% have it

23. has a rechargeable battery

The battery can be recharged and used over again.
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sennheiser PXC 550
AKG K712
Shure SE315
19% have it

24. has an on-ear form

This device comfortably rests on top of your outer ears. As it doesn't block out everything from the outside world, it's preferred in places like office environments and recommended for outdoor activities.
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sennheiser PXC 550
AKG K712
Shure SE315
23% have it

25. has an in-ear form

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.
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sennheiser PXC 550
AKG K712
Shure SE315
37% have it

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