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Sony MDR-100ABN

42points

Ultrasone Edition 5

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Sony MDR-100ABN vs Ultrasone Edition 5

Sony MDR-100ABN
Ultrasone Edition 5
Sony MDR-100ABN
Ultrasone Edition 5

Why is Sony MDR-100ABN better than Ultrasone Edition 5?

  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Has a battery level indicator

Why is Ultrasone Edition 5 better than Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • 6000Hz higher high-frequency
    46000Hzvs40000Hz
  • 10g lighter
    280gvs290g
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • 0.3m longer cable
    1.5mvs1.2m

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sony MDR-100ABN
Ultrasone Edition 5

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
Ultrasone Edition 5

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
Ultrasone Edition 5

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

280g

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5.can be folded
Sony MDR-100ABN
Ultrasone Edition 5

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

6.travel bag is included
Sony MDR-100ABN
Ultrasone Edition 5

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

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

40000Hz

46000Hz

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

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120000Hz

2.lowest frequency

5Hz

5Hz

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

3.sound pressure level

103dB/mW

96dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.

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144dB/mW

4.has a neodymium magnet
Sony MDR-100ABN
Ultrasone Edition 5

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

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.

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4 Ohms

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.

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106mm

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Sony MDR-100ABN
Ultrasone Edition 5

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Sony MDR-100ABN
Ultrasone Edition 5

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Sony MDR-100ABN
Ultrasone Edition 5

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sony MDR-100ABN
Ultrasone Edition 5

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
Ultrasone Edition 5

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
Sony MDR-100ABN
Ultrasone Edition 5

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
Ultrasone Edition 5

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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