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Sony MDR-X10
AKG K 142 HD
Beats by Dre Heartbeats
Top 28%947 points
Top 28%
Top 59%541 points
Top 59%
Top 60%535 points
Top 60%
Sony MDR-X10
AKG K 142 HD
Beats by Dre Heartbeats
Top specs and features

Sony MDR-X10 vs AKG K 142 HD vs Beats by Dre Heartbeats: 20 facts in comparison

1. weight

300g
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
225g
20g

2. 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-X10
AKG K 142 HD
Beats by Dre Heartbeats
45% have it

3. 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-X10
AKG K 142 HD
Beats by Dre Heartbeats
35% have it

4. 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-X10
AKG K 142 HD
Beats by Dre Heartbeats
68% have it

5. 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-X10
AKG K 142 HD
Beats by Dre Heartbeats
38% have it

6. can be folded

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.
Sony MDR-X10
AKG K 142 HD
Beats by Dre Heartbeats
30% have it

7. has a tangle free cable

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.
Sony MDR-X10
AKG K 142 HD
Beats by Dre Heartbeats
24% have it

8. 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-X10
AKG K 142 HD
Beats by Dre Heartbeats
43% have it

9. 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-X10
AKG K 142 HD
Beats by Dre Heartbeats
46% have it

10. 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-X10
AKG K 142 HD
Beats by Dre Heartbeats
75% have it

11. 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-X10
AKG K 142 HD
Beats by Dre Heartbeats
13% have it

12. has included ear pads

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.
Sony MDR-X10
AKG K 142 HD
Beats by Dre Heartbeats
43% have it

13. travel bag is included

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
Sony MDR-X10
AKG K 142 HD
Beats by Dre Heartbeats
64% have it

14. 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-X10
AKG K 142 HD
Beats by Dre Heartbeats
30% have it

15. has a straight plug

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.
Sony MDR-X10
AKG K 142 HD
Beats by Dre Heartbeats
49% have it

16. 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-X10
AKG K 142 HD
Beats by Dre Heartbeats
81% have it

17. cable length

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
1.2m
Pioneer SE-A1000: 6m
3m
1.2m

18. 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-X10
AKG K 142 HD
Beats by Dre Heartbeats
22% have it

19. has an in-ear form

The in-ear device is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. It is inserted in the ear canal itself and blocks out a lot of environmental noise. It has stronger bass tones and is unlikely to fall out of the ear.
Sony MDR-X10
AKG K 142 HD
Beats by Dre Heartbeats
36% have it

20. has an earbud form

The earbud form is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. For some people it is more comfortable than in-ear form.
Sony MDR-X10
AKG K 142 HD
Beats by Dre Heartbeats
4% have it

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