Sony MDR-NC13SoundMagic PL21
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Sony MDR-NC13
SoundMagic PL21
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Sony MDR-NC13 vs SoundMagic PL21: 26 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.
22000Hz
Sony MDR-Z1R: 120000Hz
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.
10Hz
Sony MH1CBLK: 1Hz
15Hz

3. weight

11g lighter.
19g
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
8g

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-NC13
SoundMagic PL21
45% 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.
16 Ohms
Flips Solo 2 Social: 4 Ohms
12 Ohms

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-NC13
SoundMagic PL21
33% have it

7. sound pressure level

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
99dB/mW
AKG K553 Pro: 144dB/mW
97dB/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-NC13
SoundMagic PL21
71% have it

9. has a tangle free cable

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.
Sony MDR-NC13
SoundMagic PL21
24% 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-NC13
SoundMagic PL21
39% have it

11. 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-NC13
SoundMagic PL21
45% have it

12. 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-NC13
SoundMagic PL21
40% have it

13. 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-NC13
SoundMagic PL21
78% 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.
13.5mm
Audeze LCD2 Classic: 106mm
9mm

16. travel bag is included

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
Sony MDR-NC13
SoundMagic PL21
63% 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-NC13
SoundMagic PL21
51% have it

18. 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-NC13
SoundMagic PL21
31% have it

19. 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-NC13
SoundMagic PL21
12% have it

20. has a battery level indicator

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
Sony MDR-NC13
SoundMagic PL21
10% have it

21. number of microphones

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
1
Parrot Zik Sport: 8
1

22. 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-NC13
SoundMagic PL21
85% have it

23. sweat resistant

Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
Sony MDR-NC13
SoundMagic PL21
10% have it

24. cable length

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
1.5m
Pioneer SE-A1000: 6m
1.2m

25. has a removable battery

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
Sony MDR-NC13
SoundMagic PL21
6% have it

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