Sony MDR-1ABTAudio-Technica ATH-M50RDPioneer STEEZ 808
Top 23%1,051 points
Top 23%
Top 44%756 points
Top 44%
Top 51%669 points
Top 51%
Sony MDR-1ABT
Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
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Pioneer STEEZ 808
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Top specs and features

Sony MDR-1ABT vs Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD vs Pioneer STEEZ 808: 27 facts in comparison

1. highest frequency

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
100000Hz
Sony MDR-Z1R: 120000Hz
28000Hz
28000Hz

2. lowest frequency

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
4Hz
Sony MH1CBLK: 1Hz
15Hz
8Hz

3. weight

300g
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
284g
200g

4. has sound isolation/passive noise reduction

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
Sony MDR-1ABT
Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
Pioneer STEEZ 808
45% have it

5. impedance

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.
24 Ohms
Flips Solo 2 Social: 4 Ohms
38 Ohms
16 Ohms

6. has a neodymium magnet

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
Sony MDR-1ABT
Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
Pioneer STEEZ 808
34% have it

7. sound pressure level

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
98dB/mW
AKG K553 Pro: 144dB/mW
99dB/mW
104dB/mW

8. no battery needed

This device works without batteries. It weighs less and you don't have to worry about recharging or replacing the battery.
Sony MDR-1ABT
Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
Pioneer STEEZ 808
70% have it

9. has a detachable cable

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
Sony MDR-1ABT
Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
Pioneer STEEZ 808
39% have it

10. can be folded

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.
Sony MDR-1ABT
Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
Pioneer STEEZ 808
32% have it

11. has an in-line control panel

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
Sony MDR-1ABT
Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
Pioneer STEEZ 808
45% have it

12. can be used as a headset

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.
Sony MDR-1ABT
Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
Pioneer STEEZ 808
40% have it

13. 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.
Sony MDR-1ABT
Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
Pioneer STEEZ 808
78% have it

14. driver unit size

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
40mm
Audeze LCD2 Classic: 106mm
45mm
40mm

16. has an over-the-ear form

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-1ABT
Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
Pioneer STEEZ 808
41% have it

17. has a straight plug

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.
Sony MDR-1ABT
Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
Pioneer STEEZ 808
51% have it

18. travel bag is included

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
Sony MDR-1ABT
Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
Pioneer STEEZ 808
63% have it

19. control panel placed on a device

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.
Sony MDR-1ABT
Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
Pioneer STEEZ 808
16% have it

20. has an L-shaped plug

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.
Sony MDR-1ABT
Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
Pioneer STEEZ 808
31% have it

21. has a 3.5mm male connector

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
Sony MDR-1ABT
Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
Pioneer STEEZ 808
84% have it

22. has a coiled cord

A coiled cord typically offers more flexibility as it can be extended, and taken outside for example.
Sony MDR-1ABT
Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
Pioneer STEEZ 808
8% have it

23. has an on-ear form

This device comfortably rests on top of your outer ears. As it doesn't block out everything from the outside world, it's preferred in places like office environments and recommended for outdoor activities.
Sony MDR-1ABT
Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
Pioneer STEEZ 808
23% have it

24. cable length

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
1.2m
Pioneer SE-A1000: 6m
1.2m
1.2m

25. has a rechargeable battery

The battery can be recharged and used over again.
Sony MDR-1ABT
Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
Pioneer STEEZ 808
12% have it

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