88points

Sony MDR-100ABN

99points

Treblab Z2

59points

Ultrasone DJ 1

Sony MDR-100ABN
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Ultrasone DJ 1
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Sony MDR-100ABN vs Treblab Z2 vs Ultrasone DJ 1

Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2
Ultrasone DJ 1
Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2
Ultrasone DJ 1
88
points
99
points
59
points

Why is Sony MDR-100ABN better than Treblab Z2 & Ultrasone DJ 1?

  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Has an on-ear form
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC

Why is Treblab Z2 better than Sony MDR-100ABN & Ultrasone DJ 1?

  • Weight
    252.3gvs290,285g
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has included ear pads
  • Sweat resistant
  • Has a noise canceling microphone

Why is Ultrasone DJ 1 better than Sony MDR-100ABN & Treblab Z2?

  • Driver unit size
    50mmvs40,40mm
  • Has a coiled cord

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2
Ultrasone DJ 1

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
Treblab Z2
Ultrasone DJ 1

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
Treblab Z2
Ultrasone DJ 1

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

252.3g

285g

Best

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3g

5.has an in-ear form
Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2
Ultrasone DJ 1

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.

For example

JBL Under Armour True Wireless Flash

6.can be folded
Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2
Ultrasone DJ 1

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

Sound quality

1.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2
Ultrasone DJ 1

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

For example

RHA TrueConnect

2.impedance

32 Ohms

32 Ohms

32 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

3.has a neodymium magnet
Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2
Ultrasone DJ 1

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

4.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2
Ultrasone DJ 1

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.

5.driver unit size

40mm

40mm

50mm

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
Treblab Z2
Ultrasone DJ 1

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2
Ultrasone DJ 1

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2
Ultrasone DJ 1

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

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2
Ultrasone DJ 1

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2
Ultrasone DJ 1

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
Treblab Z2
Ultrasone DJ 1

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.

4.Has WiFi
Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2
Ultrasone DJ 1

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

5.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2
Ultrasone DJ 1

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

For example

RHA TrueConnect

6.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2
Ultrasone DJ 1

802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.

For example

JBL Reflect Contour 2

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2
Ultrasone DJ 1

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
Treblab Z2
Ultrasone DJ 1

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
Treblab Z2
Ultrasone DJ 1

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

4.has a noise canceling microphone
Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2
Ultrasone DJ 1

These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

5.has voice prompts
Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2
Ultrasone DJ 1

This feature allows the device to inform you of important information through its audio function.

For example

JBL Under Armour True Wireless Flash

6.has voice commands
Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2
Ultrasone DJ 1

You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.

For example

JBL Under Armour True Wireless Flash

Miscellaneous

1.wireless charging
Sony MDR-100ABN
Treblab Z2
Ultrasone DJ 1

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

For example

Audio-Technica ATH-CKR7TW

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