88points

Sony MDR-100ABN

54points

Westone Westone 1

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Sony MDR-100ABN vs Westone Westone 1

Sony MDR-100ABN
Westone Westone 1
Sony MDR-100ABN
Westone Westone 1
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54
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Why is Sony MDR-100ABN better than Westone Westone 1?

  • 15Hz lower low-frequency
    5Hzvs20Hz
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has a detachable cable
  • 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

Why is Westone Westone 1 better than Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 5 Ohms lower impedance
    27 Ohmsvs32 Ohms
  • 19dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    122dB/mWvs103dB/mW
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has an in-ear form

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sony MDR-100ABN
Westone Westone 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
Westone Westone 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 a tangle free cable
Sony MDR-100ABN
Westone Westone 1

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

4.has an in-ear form
Sony MDR-100ABN
Westone Westone 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.

5.can be folded
Sony MDR-100ABN
Westone Westone 1

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

6.has included ear pads
Sony MDR-100ABN
Westone Westone 1

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

40000Hz

16000Hz

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

2.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.

Best

Sony MH1CBLK

1Hz

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Sony MDR-100ABN
Westone Westone 1

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

4.sound pressure level

103dB/mW

122dB/mW

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

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

5.impedance

32 Ohms

27 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

6.has a neodymium magnet
Sony MDR-100ABN
Westone Westone 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.

Power

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

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Sony MDR-100ABN
Westone Westone 1

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

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

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sony MDR-100ABN
Westone Westone 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
Westone Westone 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.

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Sony MDR-100ABN
Westone Westone 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
Westone Westone 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.

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