48points

Sony MDR-HW700DS

88points

Sony WH-1000XM3

Sony MDR-HW700DS
Sony WH-1000XM3
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Sony MDR-HW700DS vs Sony WH-1000XM3

Sony MDR-HW700DS
Sony WH-1000XM3
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Sony MDR-HW700DS
88
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Sony WH-1000XM3

Why is Sony MDR-HW700DS better than Sony WH-1000XM3?

  • 10mm bigger driver unit
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    50mmvs40mm
  • 0.3m longer cable
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    1.5mvs1.2m

Why is Sony WH-1000XM3 better than Sony MDR-HW700DS?

  • 1Hz lower low-frequency
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    4Hzvs5Hz
  • 15000Hz higher high-frequency
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    40000Hzvs25000Hz
  • Has active noise cancellation (noise control)
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  • Can be used as a headset
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  • Has a rechargeable battery
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  • 65g lighter
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    255gvs320g
  • Has a noise-canceling microphone
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  • Control panel placed on a device
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Price comparison

Sony MDR-HW700DS

Buy used:

$105.00

ProductStorePrice
Sony MDR-HW700DS AmazonSony MDR-HW700DS Wireless Headphone 100-...Sony MDR-HW700DS Wireless Headphone 100-240V (Japan Import)
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$425.99
Sony MDR-HW700DS AmazonSony MDR-HW700 Wireless Digital Surround...Sony MDR-HW700 Wireless Digital Surround Headphone for MDR-HW700DS (Japan Import)
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$225.00
Sony MDR-HW700DS AmazonSony - H900N Hi-Res Noise Cancelling Wir...Sony - H900N Hi-Res Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphone Grayish Black (WHH900N/B)
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$298.00
Sony MDR-HW700DS AmazonSony MDR7502 Professional Studio Headpho...Sony MDR7502 Professional Studio Headphones, Black
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$49.00
Sony MDR-HW700DS AmazonSony WH-CH500 Wireless On-Ear Headphones...Sony WH-CH500 Wireless On-Ear Headphones, Black (WHCH500/B)
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$78.00

Sony WH-1000XM3

Buy used:

$195.64

ProductStorePrice
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise ...Sony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones, Black WH-1000XM3/B (Renewed)
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$248.00
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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$229.99
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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$264.43
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise ...Sony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones Silver WH-1000XM3/S (Renewed)
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$249.99
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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$262.26
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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$273.13
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 pricegrabberSony WH1000XM3/B wireless noise-cancelli...Sony WH1000XM3/B wireless noise-cancelling headphones (black)
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$348.00
Sony WH-1000XM3 aliexpressEarphones & Headphones Sony wh-1000xm3 P...Earphones & Headphones Sony wh-1000xm3 Portable Audio headset Earphone Headphone wireless bluetooth noise canceling
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$329.87
Sony WH-1000XM3 walmartSony WH1000XM3 Wireless Noise Canceling ...Sony WH1000XM3 Wireless Noise Canceling Over-the-Ear Headphones with Google Assistant - Black
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$348.00

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sony MDR-HW700DS
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-HW700DS
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-HW700DS
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-HW700DS
Sony WH-1000XM3
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
5.weight

320g

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-HW700DS
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

5Hz

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

25000Hz

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-HW700DS
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-HW700DS
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.has a neodymium magnet
Sony MDR-HW700DS
Sony WH-1000XM3
Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
6.driver unit size

50mm

40mm

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
Sony MDR-HW700DS
Sony WH-1000XM3
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
2.has a battery level indicator
Sony MDR-HW700DS
Sony WH-1000XM3
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
3.Has USB Type-C
Sony MDR-HW700DS
Sony WH-1000XM3
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
4.has a removable battery
Sony MDR-HW700DS
Sony WH-1000XM3
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Sony MDR-HW700DS
Sony WH-1000XM3
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sony MDR-HW700DS
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-HW700DS
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-HW700DS
Sony WH-1000XM3
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Sony MDR-HW700DS
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-HW700DS
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-HW700DS
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-HW700DS
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-HW700DS
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-HW700DS
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-HW700DS

Buy used:

$105.00

ProductStorePrice
Sony MDR-HW700DS AmazonSony MDR-HW700DS Wireless Headphone 100-...Sony MDR-HW700DS Wireless Headphone 100-240V (Japan Import)
Amazon logo
$425.99
Sony MDR-HW700DS AmazonSony MDR-HW700 Wireless Digital Surround...Sony MDR-HW700 Wireless Digital Surround Headphone for MDR-HW700DS (Japan Import)
Amazon logo
$225.00
Sony MDR-HW700DS AmazonSony - H900N Hi-Res Noise Cancelling Wir...Sony - H900N Hi-Res Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphone Grayish Black (WHH900N/B)
Amazon logo
$298.00
Sony MDR-HW700DS AmazonSony MDR7502 Professional Studio Headpho...Sony MDR7502 Professional Studio Headphones, Black
Amazon logo
$49.00
Sony MDR-HW700DS AmazonSony WH-CH500 Wireless On-Ear Headphones...Sony WH-CH500 Wireless On-Ear Headphones, Black (WHCH500/B)
Amazon logo
$78.00

Sony WH-1000XM3

Buy used:

$195.64

ProductStorePrice
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise ...Sony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones, Black WH-1000XM3/B (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$248.00
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSONY WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise canceling...SONY WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise canceling Stereo Headset(International Version/Seller Warrant) (Black)
Amazon logo
$229.99
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
$264.43
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise ...Sony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones Silver WH-1000XM3/S (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$249.99
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
$262.26
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling...Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Silver) with Cleaning Cloth
Amazon logo
$273.13
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 pricegrabberSony WH1000XM3/B wireless noise-cancelli...Sony WH1000XM3/B wireless noise-cancelling headphones (black)
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$348.00
Sony WH-1000XM3 aliexpressEarphones & Headphones Sony wh-1000xm3 P...Earphones & Headphones Sony wh-1000xm3 Portable Audio headset Earphone Headphone wireless bluetooth noise canceling
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$329.87
Sony WH-1000XM3 walmartSony WH1000XM3 Wireless Noise Canceling ...Sony WH1000XM3 Wireless Noise Canceling Over-the-Ear Headphones with Google Assistant - Black
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$348.00

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