75points

Sony MDR-10RNC

58points

Sony MDR-1A

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Sony MDR-10RNC vs Sony MDR-1A

Sony MDR-10RNC
Sony MDR-1A
Sony MDR-10RNC
Sony MDR-1A

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

  • 20g lighter
    205gvs225g
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be folded
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector

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

  • 76000Hz higher high-frequency
    100000Hzvs24000Hz
  • 3Hz lower low-frequency
    3Hzvs6Hz
  • 26 Ohms lower impedance
    24 Ohmsvs50 Ohms
  • 4dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    105dB/mWvs101dB/mW
  • Can be used as a headset

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sony MDR-10RNC
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-10RNC
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.weight

205g

225g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.has a detachable cable
Sony MDR-10RNC
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.

5.can be folded
Sony MDR-10RNC
Sony MDR-1A

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

6.has a tangle free cable
Sony MDR-10RNC
Sony MDR-1A

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

6Hz

3Hz

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

2.highest frequency

24000Hz

100000Hz

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

3.sound pressure level

101dB/mW

105dB/mW

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

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

4.has a neodymium magnet
Sony MDR-10RNC
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.

5.impedance

50 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.

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

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.

Best

Audeze LCD2 Classic

106mm

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Sony MDR-10RNC
Sony MDR-1A

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

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Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sony MDR-10RNC
Sony MDR-1A

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

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Features

1.has an in-line control panel
Sony MDR-10RNC
Sony MDR-1A

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

2.can be used as a headset
Sony MDR-10RNC
Sony MDR-1A

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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