88points

Sony MDR-100ABN

53points

Sony XBA C10iP

50points

Yamaha EPH-30

Comparison winner
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony XBA C10iP
Yamaha EPH-30
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27 facts in comparison

Sony MDR-100ABN vs Sony XBA C10iP vs Yamaha EPH-30

Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony XBA C10iP
Yamaha EPH-30
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony XBA C10iP
Yamaha EPH-30
88
points
53
points
50
points

Why is Sony MDR-100ABN better than Sony XBA C10iP & Yamaha EPH-30?

  • Lowest frequency
    5Hzvs5,20Hz
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Can be folded
  • Control panel placed on a device

Why is Sony XBA C10iP better than Sony MDR-100ABN & Yamaha EPH-30?

  • Weight
    4gvs290,10g
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has an in-line control panel

Why is Yamaha EPH-30 better than Sony MDR-100ABN & Sony XBA C10iP?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Impedance
    16 Ohmsvs32,24 Ohms
  • Sound pressure level
    110dB/mWvs103,106dB/mW

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony XBA C10iP
Yamaha EPH-30

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 XBA C10iP
Yamaha EPH-30

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

3.weight

290g

4g

10g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.has a tangle free cable
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony XBA C10iP
Yamaha EPH-30

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

5.has included ear pads
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony XBA C10iP
Yamaha EPH-30

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

6.can be folded
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony XBA C10iP
Yamaha EPH-30

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

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

5Hz

5Hz

20Hz

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

2.highest frequency

40000Hz

25000Hz

21000Hz

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.sound pressure level

103dB/mW

106dB/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.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony XBA C10iP
Yamaha EPH-30

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

5.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony XBA C10iP
Yamaha EPH-30

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 XBA C10iP
Yamaha EPH-30

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 XBA C10iP
Yamaha EPH-30

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony XBA C10iP
Yamaha EPH-30

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony XBA C10iP
Yamaha EPH-30

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony XBA C10iP
Yamaha EPH-30

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-100ABN
Sony XBA C10iP
Yamaha EPH-30

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 XBA C10iP
Yamaha EPH-30

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 XBA C10iP
Yamaha EPH-30

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-100ABN
Sony XBA C10iP
Yamaha EPH-30

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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