89points

Sony MDR-100ABN

83points

Sony MDR-XB950N1

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Sony MDR-100ABN vs Sony MDR-XB950N1

Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony MDR-XB950N1
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony MDR-XB950N1
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83
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Why is Sony MDR-100ABN better than Sony MDR-XB950N1?

  • 15Hz lower low-frequency
    5Hzvs20Hz
  • 15 Ohms lower impedance
    32 Ohmsvs47 Ohms
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Has an on-ear form
  • 1h shorter charge time
    6hvs7h

Why is Sony MDR-XB950N1 better than Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has a straight plug

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony MDR-XB950N1

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-100ABN
Sony MDR-XB950N1

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-100ABN
Sony MDR-XB950N1

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

4.weight

290g

290g

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5.can be folded
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony MDR-XB950N1

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

6.has included ear pads
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony MDR-XB950N1

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

5Hz

20Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.

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1Hz

2.highest frequency

40000Hz

20000Hz

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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony MDR-XB950N1

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

4.impedance

32 Ohms

47 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.

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4 Ohms

5.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony MDR-XB950N1

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.has a neodymium magnet
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony MDR-XB950N1

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony MDR-XB950N1

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony MDR-XB950N1

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.charge time

6h

7h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.

Best

Sony Xperia Ear Duo

0.46h

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony MDR-XB950N1

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.Bluetooth version

4.1

4.1

Best

SoundMagic E11BT

5

3.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony MDR-XB950N1

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-XB950N1

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-100ABN
Sony MDR-XB950N1

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.

2.control panel placed on a device
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony MDR-XB950N1

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.

3.warranty period

1

1

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.

Best

Treblab X2

Unlimited undefined

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