78points

Sony MDR-1ABT

60points

Sony MDR-Z7

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Sony MDR-1ABT vs Sony MDR-Z7

Sony MDR-1ABT
Sony MDR-Z7
Sony MDR-1ABT
Sony MDR-Z7

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

  • 46 Ohms lower impedance
    24 Ohmsvs70 Ohms
  • 35g lighter
    300gvs335g
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Has a rechargeable battery

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

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 4dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    102dB/mWvs98dB/mW
  • 30mm bigger driver unit
    70mmvs40mm
  • Has included ear pads
  • 1.8m longer cable
    3mvs1.2m

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sony MDR-1ABT
Sony MDR-Z7

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-1ABT
Sony MDR-Z7

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-1ABT
Sony MDR-Z7

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

4.weight

300g

335g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has included ear pads
Sony MDR-1ABT
Sony MDR-Z7

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

6.travel bag is included
Sony MDR-1ABT
Sony MDR-Z7

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

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

100000Hz

100000Hz

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

2.lowest frequency

4Hz

4Hz

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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Sony MDR-1ABT
Sony MDR-Z7

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

4.sound pressure level

98dB/mW

102dB/mW

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

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

5.driver unit size

40mm

70mm

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

6.has a neodymium magnet
Sony MDR-1ABT
Sony MDR-Z7

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

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Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
Sony MDR-1ABT
Sony MDR-Z7

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Sony MDR-1ABT
Sony MDR-Z7

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sony MDR-1ABT
Sony MDR-Z7

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

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Sony MDR-1ABT
Sony MDR-Z7

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.Has WiFi
Sony MDR-1ABT
Sony MDR-Z7

The device can connect to WiFi.

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Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Sony MDR-1ABT
Sony MDR-Z7

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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