58points

Sony MDR-10R

64points

Sony MDR-1A

Sony MDR-10R
Sony MDR-1A
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19 facts in comparison

Sony MDR-10R vs Sony MDR-1A

Sony MDR-10R
Sony MDR-1A
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Sony MDR-1A

Why is Sony MDR-10R better than Sony MDR-1A?

  • 45g lighter
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    180gvs225g
  • Can be folded
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  • Has an L-shaped plug
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Why is Sony MDR-1A better than Sony MDR-10R?

  • 60000Hz higher high-frequency
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    100000Hzvs40000Hz
  • 2Hz lower low-frequency
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    3Hzvs5Hz
  • 5dB/mW higher sound pressure level
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    105dB/mWvs100dB/mW
  • 16 Ohms lower impedance
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    24 Ohmsvs40 Ohms
  • Can be used as a headset
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  • 0.8m longer cable
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    2mvs1.2m

Price comparison

Sony MDR-1A

Buy used:

$355.00

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Sony MDR-1A AmazonSony MDR-1A Headphone - Black (Internati...Sony MDR-1A Headphone - Black (International Version U.S. Warranty May not Apply)
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$239.99
Sony MDR-1A AmazonSony MDR-1A Headphone - Silver (Internat...Sony MDR-1A Headphone - Silver (International Version U.S. warranty may not apply)
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$269.99
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$15.95

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sony MDR-10R
Sony MDR-1A
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-10R
Sony MDR-1A
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-10R
Sony MDR-1A
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
4.weight

180g

225g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
5.can be folded
Sony MDR-10R
Sony MDR-1A
Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.
6.travel bag is included
Sony MDR-10R
Sony MDR-1A
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

40000Hz

100000Hz

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

5Hz

3Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
3.sound pressure level

100dB/mW

105dB/mW

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

40 Ohms

24 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.
5.has a neodymium magnet
Sony MDR-10R
Sony MDR-1A
Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
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.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Sony MDR-10R
Sony MDR-1A
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sony MDR-10R
Sony MDR-1A
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Sony MDR-10R
Sony MDR-1A
A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.
2.has an in-line control panel
Sony MDR-10R
Sony MDR-1A
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

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