Sony MDR-X10AKG K812Sony XBA-1
Top 31%903 points
Top 31%
Top 42%749 points
Top 42%
Top 48%681 points
Top 48%
Sony MDR-X10
AKG K812
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Sony XBA-1
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Top specs and features

Sony MDR-X10 vs AKG K812 vs Sony XBA-1: 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.
29000Hz
Sony MDR-Z1R: 120000Hz
54000Hz
25000Hz

2. lowest frequency

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
3Hz
Sony MH1CBLK: 1Hz
5Hz
5Hz

3. weight

300g
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
390g
3g

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-X10
AKG K812
Sony XBA-1
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
36Ohms
24Ohms

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-X10
AKG K812
Sony XBA-1
33% have it

7. sound pressure level

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
106dB/mW
AKG K553 Pro: 144dB/mW
110dB/mW
108dB/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-X10
AKG K812
Sony XBA-1
73% have it

9. has a tangle free cable

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.
Sony MDR-X10
AKG K812
Sony XBA-1
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-X10
AKG K812
Sony XBA-1
38% have it

11. can be folded

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.
Sony MDR-X10
AKG K812
Sony XBA-1
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-X10
AKG K812
Sony XBA-1
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-X10
AKG K812
Sony XBA-1
36% have it

14. has stereo speakers

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound that surrounds the user from left and right side, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
Sony MDR-X10
AKG K812
Sony XBA-1
75% 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 K812
Sony XBA-1
54% 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-X10
AKG K812
Sony XBA-1
32% have it

17. has included ear pads

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.
Sony MDR-X10
AKG K812
Sony XBA-1
42% have it

18. 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-X10
AKG K812
Sony XBA-1
42% have it

19. Can be used wirelessly

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
Sony MDR-X10
AKG K812
Sony XBA-1
16% 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-X10
AKG K812
Sony XBA-1
64% have it

21. 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 K812
Sony XBA-1
22% have it

22. cable length

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

23. 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 K812
Sony XBA-1
87% have it

24. 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 K812
Sony XBA-1
33% have it

25. has an open-back design

The device is designed in a way that allows sound to go out through the back of the ear cups, which usually have vents or perforations. This design provides very natural and accurate sound.
Sony MDR-X10
AKG K812
Sony XBA-1
10% have it

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