Sony MDR-1RBTAudio-Technica ATH-ES88Focal Spirit One S
Top 20%1,067 points
Top 20%
Top 51%652 points
Top 51%
Top 42%772 points
Top 42%
Sony MDR-1RBT
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
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Focal Spirit One S
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Top specs and features

Sony MDR-1RBT vs Audio-Technica ATH-ES88 vs Focal Spirit One S: 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
26000Hz
22000Hz

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
9Hz
5Hz

3. weight

297g
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
130g
280g

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-ES88
Focal Spirit One S
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-ES88
Focal Spirit One S
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
104dB/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-ES88
Focal Spirit One S
73% have it

9. has a tangle free cable

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.
Sony MDR-1RBT
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Focal Spirit One S
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-ES88
Focal Spirit One S
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-ES88
Focal Spirit One S
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-ES88
Focal Spirit One S
44% have it

13. can be used as a headset

A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for applications which require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones etc.
Sony MDR-1RBT
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Focal Spirit One S
36% have it

14. 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

15. 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-ES88
Focal Spirit One S
42% have it

16. has stereo speakers

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
Sony MDR-1RBT
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Focal Spirit One S
75% have it

17. 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-ES88
Focal Spirit One S
32% have it

18. 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-ES88
Focal Spirit One S
53% have it

19. Can be used wirelessly

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
Sony MDR-1RBT
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Focal Spirit One S
16% have it

20. 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-ES88
Focal Spirit One S
14% have it

21. 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-ES88
Focal Spirit One S
64% have it

22. has a battery level indicator

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
Sony MDR-1RBT
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Focal Spirit One S
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-ES88
Focal Spirit One S
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-ES88
Focal Spirit One S
87% have it

25. cable length

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
1.2m
Pioneer SE-A1000: 6m
1.2m
1.4m

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