59points

Sony MDR-1A

65points

Sony MDR-Z7

Sony MDR-1A
Sony MDR-Z7
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Sony MDR-1A vs Sony MDR-Z7

Sony MDR-1A
Sony MDR-Z7
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Sony MDR-1A
65
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Sony MDR-Z7

Why is Sony MDR-1A better than Sony MDR-Z7?

  • 1Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    3Hzvs4Hz
  • 3dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    ?

    105dB/mWvs102dB/mW
  • 46 Ohms lower impedance
    ?

    24 Ohmsvs70 Ohms
  • Can be used as a headset
    ?
  • 110g lighter
    225gvs335g
  • Travel bag is included
    ?
  • Has an in-line control panel
    ?

Why is Sony MDR-Z7 better than Sony MDR-1A?

  • Has passive noise reduction
    ?
  • Has stereo speakers
    ?
  • 30mm bigger driver unit
    ?

    70mmvs40mm
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
    ?
  • Has included ear pads
    ?
  • 1.8m longer cable
    ?

    3mvs1.2m

Price comparison

Sony MDR-Z7

Buy used:

$149.00

ProductStorePrice
Sony MDR-Z7 AmazonSony MDR-Z7M2 Hi-Res Stereo Overhead Hea...Sony MDR-Z7M2 Hi-Res Stereo Overhead Headphones Headphone (MDRZ7M2)
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$598.00
Sony MDR-Z7 AmazonSony MDRZ7 Hi-Res Stereo Headphones
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$648.00
Sony MDR-Z7 AmazonSony MDR1AM2 Wired High Resolution Audio...Sony MDR1AM2 Wired High Resolution Audio Overhead Headphones, Black (MDR-1AM2/B)
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$248.00
Sony MDR-Z7 AmazonSony XBA-Z5 Balanced Armature Hi-Res Aud...Sony XBA-Z5 Balanced Armature Hi-Res Audio Stereo Ear Receiver (Japan Import)
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$545.00

Design

1.has stereo speakers
?

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

Sony MDR-1A
Sony MDR-Z7
2.has an over-the-ear form
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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.

Sony MDR-1A
Sony MDR-Z7
3.has a detachable cable
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With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

Sony MDR-1A
Sony MDR-Z7
4.weight
?

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

225g

335g

5.has included ear pads
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Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

Sony MDR-1A
Sony MDR-Z7
6.travel bag is included
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The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

Sony MDR-1A
Sony MDR-Z7

Sound quality

1.highest frequency
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The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble. Show more

Best

Sony MDR-Z1

120000Hz

100000Hz

100000Hz

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

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

105dB/mW

102dB/mW

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

Best

Sony MH1CBLK

1Hz

3Hz

4Hz

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

Sony MDR-1A
Sony MDR-Z7
5.impedance
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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. Show more

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

24 Ohms

70 Ohms

6.driver unit size
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The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

Best

Monoprice Monolith M1570

106mm

40mm

70mm

Connectivity

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

Sony MDR-1A
Sony MDR-Z7

Features

1.can be used as a headset
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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.

Sony MDR-1A
Sony MDR-Z7
2.has an in-line control panel
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There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

Sony MDR-1A
Sony MDR-Z7

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