59points

Sony MDR-1AM2

85points

Sony WH-1000XM3

Sony MDR-1AM2
Sony WH-1000XM3
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Sony MDR-1AM2 vs Sony WH-1000XM3

Sony MDR-1AM2
Sony WH-1000XM3
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85
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Sony WH-1000XM3

Why is Sony MDR-1AM2 better than Sony WH-1000XM3?

  • 1Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    3Hzvs4Hz
  • 60000Hz higher high-frequency
    ?

    100000Hzvs40000Hz
  • 31 Ohms lower impedance
    ?

    16 Ohmsvs47 Ohms
  • 67.89g lighter
    ?

    187.11gvs255g
  • Has an in-line control panel
    ?
  • 3.2m longer cable
    ?

    4.4mvs1.2m

Why is Sony WH-1000XM3 better than Sony MDR-1AM2?

  • Has active noise cancellation (noise control)
    ?
  • 6.5dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    ?

    104.5dB/mWvs98dB/mW
  • Can be used as a headset
    ?
  • Can be used wirelessly
    ?
  • 0.13mm bigger driver unit
    ?

    40mmvs39.87mm
  • Has a noise-canceling microphone
    ?
  • Has a rechargeable battery
    ?
  • Control panel placed on a device
    ?

Price comparison

Sony MDR-1AM2

Buy used:

$295.00

ProductStorePrice
Sony MDR-1AM2 AmazonSony MDR1AM2 Wired High Resolution Audio...Sony MDR1AM2 Wired High Resolution Audio Overhead Headphones, Black (MDR-1AM2/B)
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$298.00
Sony MDR-1AM2 AmazonSony MDR-1A Headphone - Black (Internati...Sony MDR-1A Headphone - Black (International Version U.S. Warranty May not Apply)
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$239.99
Sony MDR-1AM2 AmazonSony Stereo Headphone MDR-1AM2-B (Black)...Sony Stereo Headphone MDR-1AM2-B (Black)?Japan Domestic Genuine Products? ?Ships from Japan?
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$260.00
Sony MDR-1AM2 AmazonSony MDR-Z7M2 Hi-Res Stereo Overhead Hea...Sony MDR-Z7M2 Hi-Res Stereo Overhead Headphones Headphone (MDRZ7M2)
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$598.00
Sony MDR-1AM2 AmazonSony MDR1AM2/B Premium Hi-Res Stereo Hea...Sony MDR1AM2/B Premium Hi-Res Stereo Headphones with Heavy Bass Beat (Black) with Hardshell Protective Headphone Case and Brushed Aluminum Headphone Stand Bundle (3 Items)
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$298.00
Sony MDR-1AM2 AmazonSONY MDR-1AB Black High-Resolution Audio...SONY MDR-1AB Black High-Resolution Audio Headphones
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$289.94
Sony MDR-1AM2 AmazonSony WH-XB900N Wireless Extra Bass Noise...Sony WH-XB900N Wireless Extra Bass Noise Cancelling Blue Headphones (2019)
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$248.00
Sony MDR-1AM2 AmazonSony - H900N Hi-Res Noise Cancelling Wir...Sony - H900N Hi-Res Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphone Grayish Black Renewed
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$114.99
Sony MDR-1AM2 AmazonSony MDRV6 Studio Monitor Headphones wit...Sony MDRV6 Studio Monitor Headphones with CCAW Voice Coil
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$347.92

Sony WH-1000XM3

Buy used:

$199.99

ProductStorePrice
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony Noise Cancelling Headphones WH1000X...Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones WH1000XM3: Wireless Bluetooth Over the Ear Headset with Mic for phone-call and Alexa Voice Control - Industry Leading Active Noise Cancellation – Black
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$348.00
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise ...Sony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones, Black WH-1000XM3/B (Renewed)
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$179.99
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSONY WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise canceling...SONY WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise canceling Stereo Headset(International Version/Seller Warrant) (Black)
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$243.99
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling...Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black) Bundle with USB Adapter and More
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$264.30
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise ...Sony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones Silver WH-1000XM3/S (Renewed)
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$193.02
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling...Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black) with Carry Case and in-Flight Adapter
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$279.95
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling...Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black) with Cleaning Cloth
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$262.13
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling...Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Silver) with Cleaning Cloth
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$273.00
Sony WH-1000XM3 pricegrabberSony WH1000XM3/B wireless noise-cancelli...Sony WH1000XM3/B wireless noise-cancelling headphones (black)
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$348.00
Sony WH-1000XM3 pricegrabberSony WH1000XM3/S wireless noise-cancelli...Sony WH1000XM3/S wireless noise-cancelling headphones (silver)
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$348.00
Sony WH-1000XM3 aliexpressNew philips taph-805 headset is universa...New philips taph-805 headset is universal apple/SONY mobile phone headset/wh-1000xm3
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$189.79

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sony MDR-1AM2
Sony WH-1000XM3
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 WH-1000XM3
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 WH-1000XM3
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
4.sweat resistance
Sony MDR-1AM2
Sony WH-1000XM3
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
5.weight

187.11g

255g

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 WH-1000XM3
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.

Sound quality

1.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.
2.highest frequency

100000Hz

40000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
3.has passive noise reduction
Sony MDR-1AM2
Sony WH-1000XM3
The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
4.has active noise cancellation (noise control)
Sony MDR-1AM2
Sony WH-1000XM3
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.
5.sound pressure level

98dB/mW

104.5dB/mW

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

16 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.

Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
Sony MDR-1AM2
Sony WH-1000XM3
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
2.has a battery level indicator
Sony MDR-1AM2
Sony WH-1000XM3
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
3.Has USB Type-C
Sony MDR-1AM2
Sony WH-1000XM3
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
4.has a removable battery
Sony MDR-1AM2
Sony WH-1000XM3
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Sony MDR-1AM2
Sony WH-1000XM3
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sony MDR-1AM2
Sony WH-1000XM3
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 WH-1000XM3
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 WH-1000XM3
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Sony MDR-1AM2
Sony WH-1000XM3
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 WH-1000XM3
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 WH-1000XM3
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 WH-1000XM3
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
5.Has voice prompts
Sony MDR-1AM2
Sony WH-1000XM3
With voice prompts, you will automatically receive information via audio messages – for instance, you may find out that the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.
6.has voice commands
Sony MDR-1AM2
Sony WH-1000XM3
You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.

Price comparison

Sony MDR-1AM2

Buy used:

$295.00

ProductStorePrice
Sony MDR-1AM2 AmazonSony MDR1AM2 Wired High Resolution Audio...Sony MDR1AM2 Wired High Resolution Audio Overhead Headphones, Black (MDR-1AM2/B)
Amazon logo
$298.00
Sony MDR-1AM2 AmazonSony MDR-1A Headphone - Black (Internati...Sony MDR-1A Headphone - Black (International Version U.S. Warranty May not Apply)
Amazon logo
$239.99
Sony MDR-1AM2 AmazonSony Stereo Headphone MDR-1AM2-B (Black)...Sony Stereo Headphone MDR-1AM2-B (Black)?Japan Domestic Genuine Products? ?Ships from Japan?
Amazon logo
$260.00
Sony MDR-1AM2 AmazonSony MDR-Z7M2 Hi-Res Stereo Overhead Hea...Sony MDR-Z7M2 Hi-Res Stereo Overhead Headphones Headphone (MDRZ7M2)
Amazon logo
$598.00
Sony MDR-1AM2 AmazonSony MDR1AM2/B Premium Hi-Res Stereo Hea...Sony MDR1AM2/B Premium Hi-Res Stereo Headphones with Heavy Bass Beat (Black) with Hardshell Protective Headphone Case and Brushed Aluminum Headphone Stand Bundle (3 Items)
Amazon logo
$298.00
Sony MDR-1AM2 AmazonSONY MDR-1AB Black High-Resolution Audio...SONY MDR-1AB Black High-Resolution Audio Headphones
Amazon logo
$289.94
Sony MDR-1AM2 AmazonSony WH-XB900N Wireless Extra Bass Noise...Sony WH-XB900N Wireless Extra Bass Noise Cancelling Blue Headphones (2019)
Amazon logo
$248.00
Sony MDR-1AM2 AmazonSony - H900N Hi-Res Noise Cancelling Wir...Sony - H900N Hi-Res Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphone Grayish Black Renewed
Amazon logo
$114.99
Sony MDR-1AM2 AmazonSony MDRV6 Studio Monitor Headphones wit...Sony MDRV6 Studio Monitor Headphones with CCAW Voice Coil
Amazon logo
$347.92

Sony WH-1000XM3

Buy used:

$199.99

ProductStorePrice
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony Noise Cancelling Headphones WH1000X...Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones WH1000XM3: Wireless Bluetooth Over the Ear Headset with Mic for phone-call and Alexa Voice Control - Industry Leading Active Noise Cancellation – Black
Amazon logo
$348.00
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise ...Sony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones, Black WH-1000XM3/B (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$179.99
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSONY WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise canceling...SONY WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise canceling Stereo Headset(International Version/Seller Warrant) (Black)
Amazon logo
$243.99
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling...Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black) Bundle with USB Adapter and More
Amazon logo
$264.30
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise ...Sony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones Silver WH-1000XM3/S (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$193.02
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling...Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black) with Carry Case and in-Flight Adapter
Amazon logo
$279.95
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling...Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black) with Cleaning Cloth
Amazon logo
$262.13
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling...Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Silver) with Cleaning Cloth
Amazon logo
$273.00
Sony WH-1000XM3 pricegrabberSony WH1000XM3/B wireless noise-cancelli...Sony WH1000XM3/B wireless noise-cancelling headphones (black)
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$348.00
Sony WH-1000XM3 pricegrabberSony WH1000XM3/S wireless noise-cancelli...Sony WH1000XM3/S wireless noise-cancelling headphones (silver)
pricegrabber logo
$348.00
Sony WH-1000XM3 aliexpressNew philips taph-805 headset is universa...New philips taph-805 headset is universal apple/SONY mobile phone headset/wh-1000xm3
aliexpress logo
$189.79

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