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Sony MDR-100ABN

34points

Stax SR-307

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Sony MDR-100ABN vs Stax SR-307

Sony MDR-100ABN
Stax SR-307
Sony MDR-100ABN
Stax SR-307

Why is Sony MDR-100ABN better than Stax SR-307?

  • 2Hz lower low-frequency
    5Hzvs7Hz
  • 100 Ohms lower impedance
    32 Ohmsvs132 Ohms
  • 50g lighter
    290gvs340g
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be folded

Why is Stax SR-307 better than Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • 1000Hz higher high-frequency
    41000Hzvs40000Hz
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • 1.3m longer cable
    2.5mvs1.2m
  • Has an open-back design

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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.

2.has an over-the-ear form
Sony MDR-100ABN
Stax SR-307

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
Stax SR-307

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

340g

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3g

5.can be folded
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Stax SR-307

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

6.travel bag is included
Sony MDR-100ABN
Stax SR-307

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

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

5Hz

7Hz

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

41000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

Best

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120000Hz

3.sound pressure level

103dB/mW

101dB/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 a neodymium magnet
Sony MDR-100ABN
Stax SR-307

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.impedance

32 Ohms

132 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

6.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Sony MDR-100ABN
Stax SR-307

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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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Sony MDR-100ABN
Stax SR-307

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
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Stax SR-307

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Sony MDR-100ABN
Stax SR-307

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sony MDR-100ABN
Stax SR-307

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
Stax SR-307

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.

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
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Stax SR-307

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
Stax SR-307

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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