62points

Sony MDR-1AM2

65points

Sony MDR-Z7

Sony MDR-1AM2
Sony MDR-Z7
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Sony MDR-1AM2 vs Sony MDR-Z7

Sony MDR-1AM2
Sony MDR-Z7
62
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Sony MDR-1AM2
65
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Sony MDR-Z7

Why is Sony MDR-1AM2 better than Sony MDR-Z7?

  • 1Hz lower low-frequency
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    3Hzvs4Hz
  • 54 Ohms lower impedance
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    16 Ohmsvs70 Ohms
  • 147.89g lighter
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    187.11gvs335g
  • Travel bag is included
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  • Has an in-line control panel
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  • 1.4m longer cable
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    4.4mvs3m
  • Has an L-shaped plug
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Why is Sony MDR-Z7 better than Sony MDR-1AM2?

  • Has passive noise reduction
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  • 4dB/mW higher sound pressure level
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    102dB/mWvs98dB/mW
  • 30.13mm bigger driver unit
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    70mmvs39.87mm
  • Has included ear pads
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Price comparison

Sony MDR-Z7

Buy used:

$281.78

ProductStorePrice
Sony MDR-Z7 AmazonSony MDR1AM2 Wired High Resolution Audio...Sony MDR1AM2 Wired High Resolution Audio Overhead Headphones, Black (MDR-1AM2/B)
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$248.00
Sony MDR-Z7 AmazonSONY MDR-Z1R WW2 Signature, Hi-Res Headp...SONY MDR-Z1R WW2 Signature, Hi-Res Headphone, Black (International Version)
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$1,990.00
Sony MDR-Z7 AmazonHIFIMAN HE-400I Over Ear Full-Size Plana...HIFIMAN HE-400I Over Ear Full-Size Planar Magnetic Headphones Adjustable Headphone with Comfortable Earpads Open-Back Design Easy Cable Swapping
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$179.00
Sony MDR-Z7 AmazonSony Headphone MDR-Z7M2 [hi-res correspo...Sony Headphone MDR-Z7M2 [hi-res corresponding /φ3.5mm Mini Plug] (Japan Domestic Genuine Products)
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$678.99
Sony MDR-Z7 AmazonSony XBA-Z5 Balanced Armature Hi-Res Aud...Sony XBA-Z5 Balanced Armature Hi-Res Audio Stereo Ear Receiver (Japan Import)
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$668.00
Sony MDR-Z7 AmazonSony MDR-AS210/B Sport In-ear Headphones...Sony MDR-AS210/B Sport In-ear Headphones, Black
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$14.99

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sony MDR-1AM2
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-1AM2
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-1AM2
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.sweat resistant
Sony MDR-1AM2
Sony MDR-Z7
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
5.weight

187.11g

335g

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.
6.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Sony MDR-1AM2
Sony MDR-Z7
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.

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.
2.lowest frequency

3Hz

4Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
3.has passive noise reduction
Sony MDR-1AM2
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.
5.has active noise-canceling (noise control)
Sony MDR-1AM2
Sony MDR-Z7
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.
6.impedance

16 Ohms

70 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.

Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
Sony MDR-1AM2
Sony MDR-Z7
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
2.has a battery level indicator
Sony MDR-1AM2
Sony MDR-Z7
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
3.has a removable battery
Sony MDR-1AM2
Sony MDR-Z7
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Sony MDR-1AM2
Sony MDR-Z7
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sony MDR-1AM2
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-1AM2
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.supports Wi-Fi
Sony MDR-1AM2
Sony MDR-Z7
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Sony MDR-1AM2
Sony MDR-Z7
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-1AM2
Sony MDR-Z7
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-1AM2
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.
4.has an in-line control panel
Sony MDR-1AM2
Sony MDR-Z7
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

Price comparison

Sony MDR-Z7

Buy used:

$281.78

ProductStorePrice
Sony MDR-Z7 AmazonSony MDR1AM2 Wired High Resolution Audio...Sony MDR1AM2 Wired High Resolution Audio Overhead Headphones, Black (MDR-1AM2/B)
Amazon logo
$248.00
Sony MDR-Z7 AmazonSONY MDR-Z1R WW2 Signature, Hi-Res Headp...SONY MDR-Z1R WW2 Signature, Hi-Res Headphone, Black (International Version)
Amazon logo
$1,990.00
Sony MDR-Z7 AmazonHIFIMAN HE-400I Over Ear Full-Size Plana...HIFIMAN HE-400I Over Ear Full-Size Planar Magnetic Headphones Adjustable Headphone with Comfortable Earpads Open-Back Design Easy Cable Swapping
Amazon logo
$179.00
Sony MDR-Z7 AmazonSony Headphone MDR-Z7M2 [hi-res correspo...Sony Headphone MDR-Z7M2 [hi-res corresponding /φ3.5mm Mini Plug] (Japan Domestic Genuine Products)
Amazon logo
$678.99
Sony MDR-Z7 AmazonSony XBA-Z5 Balanced Armature Hi-Res Aud...Sony XBA-Z5 Balanced Armature Hi-Res Audio Stereo Ear Receiver (Japan Import)
Amazon logo
$668.00
Sony MDR-Z7 AmazonSony MDR-AS210/B Sport In-ear Headphones...Sony MDR-AS210/B Sport In-ear Headphones, Black
Amazon logo
$14.99

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