62points

Sony MDR-1A

50points

Sony XBA-H1

Sony MDR-1A
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19 facts in comparison

Sony MDR-1A vs Sony XBA-H1

Sony MDR-1A
Sony XBA-H1
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Sony MDR-1A
50
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Sony XBA-H1

Why is Sony MDR-1A better than Sony XBA-H1?

  • 75000Hz higher high-frequency
    ?

    100000Hzvs25000Hz
  • 2Hz lower low-frequency
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    3Hzvs5Hz
  • 16 Ohms lower impedance
    ?

    24 Ohmsvs40 Ohms
  • Has a neodymium magnet
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  • Has an over-the-ear form
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  • Has a detachable cable
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  • Can be used as a headset
    ?
  • 31mm bigger driver unit
    ?

    40mmvs9mm

Why is Sony XBA-H1 better than Sony MDR-1A?

  • Has passive noise reduction
    ?
  • Has stereo speakers
    ?
  • 218g lighter
    7gvs225g
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
    ?
  • Has included ear pads
    ?
  • Has an in-ear form
    ?
  • Has an L-shaped plug
    ?

Price comparison

Sony MDR-1A

Buy used:

$159.99

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Sony MDR-1A AmazonSONY MDR-1AB Black High-Resolution Audio...SONY MDR-1AB Black High-Resolution Audio Headphones
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$249.99
Sony MDR-1A AmazonSONY STEREO HEADPHONE MDR-1ABP (Internat...SONY STEREO HEADPHONE MDR-1ABP (International version/seller warrant)
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$336.90
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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$309.90

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 XBA-H1
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 XBA-H1
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 XBA-H1
4.weight
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Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

225g

7g

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

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Sony XBA-H1
6.has included ear pads
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Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

Sony MDR-1A
Sony XBA-H1

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

25000Hz

2.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

5Hz

3.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

105dB/mW

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 XBA-H1
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

40 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

9mm

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 XBA-H1

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 XBA-H1
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 XBA-H1

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