54points
26points

Sony MDR-1A

76points
60points

Sony WH-H900N

Sony MDR-1A
Sony WH-H900N
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Cost-effectiveness winner
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Sony MDR-1A vs Sony WH-H900N

Sony MDR-1A
Sony WH-H900N

Why is Sony MDR-1A better than Sony WH-H900N?

  • 2Hz lower low-frequency
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    3Hzvs5Hz
  • 60000Hz higher high-frequency
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    100000Hzvs40000Hz
  • 2dB/mW higher sound pressure level
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    105dB/mWvs103dB/mW
  • 8 Ohms lower impedance
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    24 Ohmsvs32 Ohms
  • 65g lighter
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    225gvs290g
  • Has an in-line control panel
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  • 0.8m longer cable
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    2mvs1.2m

Why is Sony WH-H900N better than Sony MDR-1A?

  • Has active noise cancellation (noise control)
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  • Can be used wirelessly
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  • Has a rechargeable battery
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  • Control panel placed on a device
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  • Has a battery level indicator
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  • Can be folded
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  • Has voice prompts
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  • Has USB Type-C
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Price comparison

Sony WH-H900N

Buy used:

$89.99

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Sony WH-H900N AmazonSony WHH900N Hear On 2 Wireless Overear ...Sony WHH900N Hear On 2 Wireless Overear Noise Cancelling High Resolution Headphones, 2.4 Ounce
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$144.99
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$8.43
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$13.95
Sony WH-H900N walmartSony MDR-ZX310-BLACK Wired Headphones wi...Sony MDR-ZX310-BLACK Wired Headphones with Lightweight Adjustable Headband and Swivel Earcups
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$32.95

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sony MDR-1A
Sony WH-H900N
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-1A
Sony WH-H900N
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-1A
Sony WH-H900N
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
4.sweat resistance
Sony MDR-1A
Sony WH-H900N
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
5.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Sony MDR-1A
Sony WH-H900N
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
6.weight

225g

290g

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.

Sound quality

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
2.highest frequency

100000Hz

40000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
3.has passive noise reduction
Sony MDR-1A
Sony WH-H900N
The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
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.
5.sound pressure level

105dB/mW

103dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
6.has a neodymium magnet
Sony MDR-1A
Sony WH-H900N
Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
Sony MDR-1A
Sony WH-H900N
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
2.has a battery level indicator
Sony MDR-1A
Sony WH-H900N
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
3.Has USB Type-C
Sony MDR-1A
Sony WH-H900N
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
4.has a removable battery
Sony MDR-1A
Sony WH-H900N
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Sony MDR-1A
Sony WH-H900N
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sony MDR-1A
Sony WH-H900N
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
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.
4.supports Wi-Fi
Sony MDR-1A
Sony WH-H900N
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Sony MDR-1A
Sony WH-H900N
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 a noise-canceling microphone
Sony MDR-1A
Sony WH-H900N
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
3.control panel placed on a device
Sony MDR-1A
Sony WH-H900N
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.Has an in-line control panel
Sony MDR-1A
Sony WH-H900N
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
5.Has voice prompts
Sony MDR-1A
Sony WH-H900N
With voice prompts, you will automatically receive information via audio messages – for instance, you may find out that the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.
6.has a mute function
Sony MDR-1A
Sony WH-H900N
The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.

Price comparison

Sony WH-H900N

Buy used:

$89.99

ProductStorePrice
Sony WH-H900N AmazonSony WHH900N Hear On 2 Wireless Overear ...Sony WHH900N Hear On 2 Wireless Overear Noise Cancelling High Resolution Headphones, 2.4 Ounce
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$144.99
Sony WH-H900N aliexpressReplacement Ear Pads Cushion Earpads for...Replacement Ear Pads Cushion Earpads for Sony MDR-100ABN WH-H900N Headphones, Earpad Sony Headset Repair Part
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$4.74
Sony WH-H900N aliexpressEVA Hard Case For -Sony WH-H900N Wireles...EVA Hard Case For -Sony WH-H900N Wireless Headphones Bag Carrying Box Portable Storage Cover Headphone Case
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$8.43
Sony WH-H900N aliexpressReplacement Earpads Ear Pad For Sony MDR...Replacement Earpads Ear Pad For Sony MDR 100ABN MDR-100ABN WH H900N WH-H900N Headphone Accessaries
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$7.36
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$9.20
Sony WH-H900N aliexpressmisodiko Replacement Ear Pads Cushions K...misodiko Replacement Ear Pads Cushions Kit- for SONY h.ear on MDR-100ABN WH-H900N WH-H900, Headphones Repair Parts Earpads Cover
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$13.95
Sony WH-H900N walmartSony MDR-ZX310-BLACK Wired Headphones wi...Sony MDR-ZX310-BLACK Wired Headphones with Lightweight Adjustable Headband and Swivel Earcups
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$32.95

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