80points

Sony MDR-1ABT

83points

Sony MDR-XB950N1

Sony MDR-1ABT
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Sony MDR-1ABT vs Sony MDR-XB950N1

Sony MDR-1ABT
Sony MDR-XB950N1
Sony MDR-1ABT
Sony MDR-XB950N1
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83
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Why is Sony MDR-1ABT better than Sony MDR-XB950N1?

  • 16Hz lower low-frequency
    4Hzvs20Hz
  • 23 Ohms lower impedance
    24 Ohmsvs47 Ohms

Why is Sony MDR-XB950N1 better than Sony MDR-1ABT?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 10g lighter
    290gvs300g
  • Can be folded
  • Has included ear pads
  • 0.1 newer Bluetooth version
    4.1vs4
  • Has a straight plug

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sony MDR-1ABT
Sony MDR-XB950N1

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-1ABT
Sony MDR-XB950N1

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-1ABT
Sony MDR-XB950N1

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

300g

290g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has included ear pads
Sony MDR-1ABT
Sony MDR-XB950N1

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

6.can be folded
Sony MDR-1ABT
Sony MDR-XB950N1

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

4Hz

20Hz

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

2.highest frequency

100000Hz

20000Hz

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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Sony MDR-1ABT
Sony MDR-XB950N1

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

4.has a neodymium magnet
Sony MDR-1ABT
Sony MDR-XB950N1

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

5.impedance

24 Ohms

47 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

6.driver unit size

40mm

40mm

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

Best

Audeze LCD2 Classic

106mm

Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
Sony MDR-1ABT
Sony MDR-XB950N1

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Sony MDR-1ABT
Sony MDR-XB950N1

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.Bluetooth version

4

4.1

Best

Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT

5

3.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sony MDR-1ABT
Sony MDR-XB950N1

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

4.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Sony MDR-1ABT
Sony MDR-XB950N1

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.

5.Has WiFi
Sony MDR-1ABT
Sony MDR-XB950N1

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Sony MDR-1ABT
Sony MDR-XB950N1

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.

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