60points

Sony MDR-1A

66points

Sony MDR-1R

Sony MDR-1A
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Sony MDR-1A vs Sony MDR-1R

Sony MDR-1A
Sony MDR-1R
Sony MDR-1A
Sony MDR-1R
60
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66
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Why is Sony MDR-1A better than Sony MDR-1R?

  • 1Hz lower low-frequency
    3Hzvs4Hz
  • 15g lighter
    225gvs240g
  • Has an in-line control panel

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

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
  • Has an L-shaped plug

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sony MDR-1A
Sony MDR-1R

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-1A
Sony MDR-1R

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

3.has an over-the-ear form
Sony MDR-1A
Sony MDR-1R

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.

4.weight

225g

240g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.travel bag is included
Sony MDR-1A
Sony MDR-1R

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

6.has an L-shaped plug
Sony MDR-1A
Sony MDR-1R

An L-shaped plug is better if the jack is on the left or right side of the device, so that the cable isn't bent, and is less likely to break when the device is in your pocket.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

100000Hz

80000Hz

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

3Hz

4Hz

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.sound pressure level

105dB/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 sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Sony MDR-1A
Sony MDR-1R

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

5.has a neodymium magnet
Sony MDR-1A
Sony MDR-1R

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.impedance

24 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

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Sony MDR-1A
Sony MDR-1R

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

For example

Easy Mobile Freedom 2

2.has a removable battery
Sony MDR-1A
Sony MDR-1R

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Sony MDR-1A
Sony MDR-1R

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

For example

Easy Mobile Freedom 2

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sony MDR-1A
Sony MDR-1R

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

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Sony MDR-1A
Sony MDR-1R

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.

For example

Easy Mobile Freedom 2

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

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.

3.has an in-line control panel
Sony MDR-1A
Sony MDR-1R

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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