Sony MDR-1RBTAudio-Technica ATH-ES55WHImation TDK NC 150
Top 20%1,067 points
Top 20%
Top 53%632 points
Top 53%
Top 56%585 points
Top 56%
Sony MDR-1RBT
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55WH
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Imation TDK NC 150
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Top specs and features

Sony MDR-1RBT vs Audio-Technica ATH-ES55WH vs Imation TDK NC 150: 25 facts in comparison

1. highest frequency

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
80000Hz
Sony MDR-Z1R: 120000Hz
25000Hz
20000Hz

2. lowest frequency

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
4Hz
Sony MH1CBLK: 1Hz
10Hz
20Hz

3. weight

297g
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
120g
544g

4. has sound isolation/passive noise reduction

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
Sony MDR-1RBT
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55WH
Imation TDK NC 150
48% have it

5. impedance

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.
24Ohms
Flips Solo 2 Social: 4Ohms
34Ohms
32Ohms

6. has a neodymium magnet

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
Sony MDR-1RBT
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55WH
Imation TDK NC 150
33% have it

7. sound pressure level

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
105dB/mW
AKG K553 Pro: 144dB/mW
103dB/mW
96dB/mW

8. no battery needed

This device works without batteries. It weighs less and you don't have to worry about recharging or replacing the battery.
Sony MDR-1RBT
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55WH
Imation TDK NC 150
73% have it

9. has a tangle free cable

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.
Sony MDR-1RBT
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55WH
Imation TDK NC 150
25% have it

10. has a detachable cable

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
Sony MDR-1RBT
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55WH
Imation TDK NC 150
38% have it

11. can be folded

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.
Sony MDR-1RBT
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55WH
Imation TDK NC 150
31% have it

12. has an in-line control panel

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
Sony MDR-1RBT
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55WH
Imation TDK NC 150
44% have it

13. driver unit size

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
40mm
Audeze EL-8 Titanium: 100mm
40mm
40mm

14. has an over-the-ear form

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.
Sony MDR-1RBT
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55WH
Imation TDK NC 150
42% have it

16. has an L-shaped plug

An L-shaped plug is better if the jack is on the left or right side of the device, so that the cable isn't bent, and is less likely to break when the device is in your pocket.
Sony MDR-1RBT
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55WH
Imation TDK NC 150
32% have it

17. has a straight plug

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.
Sony MDR-1RBT
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55WH
Imation TDK NC 150
53% have it

18. Can be used wirelessly

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
Sony MDR-1RBT
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55WH
Imation TDK NC 150
16% have it

19. control panel placed on a device

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.
Sony MDR-1RBT
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55WH
Imation TDK NC 150
14% have it

20. travel bag is included

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
Sony MDR-1RBT
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55WH
Imation TDK NC 150
64% have it

21. has active noise canceling/noise reduction

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.
Sony MDR-1RBT
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55WH
Imation TDK NC 150
13% have it

22. has a battery level indicator

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
Sony MDR-1RBT
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55WH
Imation TDK NC 150
8% have it

23. has an on-ear form

This device comfortably rests on top of your outer ears. As it doesn't block out everything from the outside world, it's preferred in places like office environments and recommended for outdoor activities.
Sony MDR-1RBT
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55WH
Imation TDK NC 150
22% have it

24. has a 3.5mm male connector

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
Sony MDR-1RBT
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55WH
Imation TDK NC 150
87% have it

25. cable length

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
1.2m
Pioneer SE-A1000: 6m
1.2m
1.2m

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