53points

Sony MDR-1AM2

48points

Sony MDR-Z7M2

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Sony MDR-1AM2 vs Sony MDR-Z7M2

Sony MDR-1AM2
Sony MDR-Z7M2

Why is Sony MDR-1AM2 better than Sony MDR-Z7M2?

  • 1Hz lower low-frequency
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    3Hzvs4Hz
  • 40 Ohms lower impedance
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    16 Ohmsvs56 Ohms
  • Can be used as a headset
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  • 152.89g lighter
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    187.11gvs340g
  • Travel bag is included
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  • 1.4m longer cable
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    4.4mvs3m

Why is Sony MDR-Z7M2 better than Sony MDR-1AM2?

  • 30.13mm bigger driver unit
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    70mmvs39.87mm

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Design

1.weight

187.11g

340g

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.
2.has a detachable cable
Sony MDR-1AM2
Sony MDR-Z7M2
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
3.Ingress Protection (IP) rating

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The first number of the IP rating refers to protection against dust, while the second number refers to protection against liquid. E.g. a first number of 6 denotes that it is completely dustproof, and a second number of 7 denotes that the device can withstand full immersion in water.
4.can be folded
Sony MDR-1AM2
Sony MDR-Z7M2
Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.
5.has a tangle free cable
Sony MDR-1AM2
Sony MDR-Z7M2
The cable is designed to minimize tangling.
6.travel bag is included
Sony MDR-1AM2
Sony MDR-Z7M2
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
7.has an open-back design
Sony MDR-1AM2
Sony MDR-Z7M2
The device is designed in a way that allows sound to go out through the back of the ear cups, which usually have vents or perforations. This design provides very natural and accurate sound.
8.is dustproof and water-resistant
Sony MDR-1AM2
Sony MDR-Z7M2
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
9.sweat resistance
Sony MDR-1AM2
Sony MDR-Z7M2
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

Sound quality

1.has active noise cancellation (noise control)
Sony MDR-1AM2
Sony MDR-Z7M2
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.
The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
3.highest frequency

100000Hz

100000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
5.impedance

16 Ohms

56 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.
Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
7.has a neodymium magnet
Sony MDR-1AM2
Sony MDR-Z7M2
Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
8.has passive noise reduction
Sony MDR-1AM2
Sony MDR-Z7M2
The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

Power

1.Battery life

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The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.
2.charge time

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The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
3.Has USB Type-C
Sony MDR-1AM2
Sony MDR-Z7M2
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
4.has a battery level indicator
Sony MDR-1AM2
Sony MDR-Z7M2
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
5.has wireless charging
Sony MDR-1AM2
Sony MDR-Z7M2
It supports a wireless charging standard such as Qi. To charge the device, you simply put it down on a compatible charging pad.
6.battery power

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Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
7.has a rechargeable battery
Sony MDR-1AM2
Sony MDR-Z7M2
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
8.has a removable battery
Sony MDR-1AM2
Sony MDR-Z7M2
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Sony MDR-1AM2
Sony MDR-Z7M2
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sony MDR-1AM2
Sony MDR-Z7M2
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

Features

1.has a noise-canceling microphone
Sony MDR-1AM2
Sony MDR-Z7M2
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
2.has ambient sound mode
Sony MDR-1AM2
Sony MDR-Z7M2
Ambient sound mode uses microphones to pass through ambient noises so that they can still be heard. It’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re jogging but still want to be able to hear traffic.
3.has in/on-ear detection
Sony MDR-1AM2
Sony MDR-Z7M2
Sensors can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused, saving battery life.
4.number of microphones

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More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
5.has a mute function
Sony MDR-1AM2
Sony MDR-Z7M2
The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
6.control panel placed on a device
Sony MDR-1AM2
Sony MDR-Z7M2
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.
7.can be used as a headset
Sony MDR-1AM2
Sony MDR-Z7M2
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.
8.Has an in-line control panel
Sony MDR-1AM2
Sony MDR-Z7M2
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
9.warranty period

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When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction. Note: This may vary by region.

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