87points

Sony MDR-100ABN

60points

Zagg SMARTbuds

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Sony MDR-100ABN vs Zagg SMARTbuds

Sony MDR-100ABN
Zagg SMARTbuds
Sony MDR-100ABN
Zagg SMARTbuds

Why is Sony MDR-100ABN better than Zagg SMARTbuds?

  • 15Hz lower low-frequency
    5Hzvs20Hz
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has a battery level indicator

Why is Zagg SMARTbuds better than Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • 16 Ohms lower impedance
    16 Ohmsvs32 Ohms
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has included ear pads
  • 0.17m longer cable
    1.37mvs1.2m
  • Has a noise canceling microphone
  • Has an earbud form

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Design

1.has a detachable cable
Sony MDR-100ABN
Zagg SMARTbuds

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

2.has stereo speakers
Sony MDR-100ABN
Zagg SMARTbuds

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

3.can be folded
Sony MDR-100ABN
Zagg SMARTbuds

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

4.has a tangle free cable
Sony MDR-100ABN
Zagg SMARTbuds

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

5.travel bag is included
Sony MDR-100ABN
Zagg SMARTbuds

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

6.has included ear pads
Sony MDR-100ABN
Zagg SMARTbuds

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

40000Hz

20000Hz

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.impedance

32 Ohms

16 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

4.has a neodymium magnet
Sony MDR-100ABN
Zagg SMARTbuds

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.sound pressure level

103dB/mW

94dB/mW

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

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

6.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Sony MDR-100ABN
Zagg SMARTbuds

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
Zagg SMARTbuds

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Sony MDR-100ABN
Zagg SMARTbuds

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Sony MDR-100ABN
Zagg SMARTbuds

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

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

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
Zagg SMARTbuds

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.can be used as a headset
Sony MDR-100ABN
Zagg SMARTbuds

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.

2.has an in-line control panel
Sony MDR-100ABN
Zagg SMARTbuds

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

3.control panel placed on a device
Sony MDR-100ABN
Zagg SMARTbuds

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.

4.number of microphones

1

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

5.has a noise canceling microphone
Sony MDR-100ABN
Zagg SMARTbuds

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

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