88points

Sony MDR-100ABN

58points

Sony MDR-DS6500

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Sony MDR-100ABN vs Sony MDR-DS6500

Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony MDR-DS6500
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony MDR-DS6500
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58
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Why is Sony MDR-100ABN better than Sony MDR-DS6500?

  • 7Hz lower low-frequency
    5Hzvs12Hz
  • 34 Ohms lower impedance
    32 Ohmsvs66 Ohms
  • 160g lighter
    290gvs450g
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Travel bag is included

Why is Sony MDR-DS6500 better than Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • 90m greater wireless connectivity range
    100mvs10m
  • 0.3m longer cable
    1.5mvs1.2m
  • Has a removable battery

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony MDR-DS6500

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-100ABN
Sony MDR-DS6500

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-100ABN
Sony MDR-DS6500

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

290g

450g

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3g

5.can be folded
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony MDR-DS6500

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

6.travel bag is included
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony MDR-DS6500

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

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

40000Hz

22000Hz

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

5Hz

12Hz

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.impedance

32 Ohms

66 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

4.has a neodymium magnet
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony MDR-DS6500

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.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony MDR-DS6500

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.

6.driver unit size

40mm

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

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony MDR-DS6500

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony MDR-DS6500

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony MDR-DS6500

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

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony MDR-DS6500

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.maximum Bluetooth range

10m

100m

The device can connect at a greater distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.

Best

Fiil Canviis Pro

100m

3.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony MDR-DS6500

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

4.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony MDR-DS6500

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-100ABN
Sony MDR-DS6500

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-100ABN
Sony MDR-DS6500

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.

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