Sony MDR-X10Audio-Technica ATH-M30Sony MH1CBLK
Top 30%938 points
Top 30%
Top 54%616 points
Top 54%
Top 49%685 points
Top 49%
Sony MDR-X10
Audio-Technica ATH-M30
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Sony MH1CBLK
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Top specs and features

Sony MDR-X10 vs Audio-Technica ATH-M30 vs Sony MH1CBLK: 23 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
20000Hz
20000Hz

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
20Hz
1Hz

3. 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
Audio-Technica ATH-M30
Sony MH1CBLK
45% have it

4. 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
65Ohms
16Ohms

5. 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
Audio-Technica ATH-M30
Sony MH1CBLK
33% have it

6. 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
100dB/mW
115dB/mW

7. 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
Audio-Technica ATH-M30
Sony MH1CBLK
71% have it

8. 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
Audio-Technica ATH-M30
Sony MH1CBLK
39% have it

9. has a tangle free cable

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.
Sony MDR-X10
Audio-Technica ATH-M30
Sony MH1CBLK
24% have it

10. can be folded

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.
Sony MDR-X10
Audio-Technica ATH-M30
Sony MH1CBLK
32% 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-X10
Audio-Technica ATH-M30
Sony MH1CBLK
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-X10
Audio-Technica ATH-M30
Sony MH1CBLK
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-X10
Audio-Technica ATH-M30
Sony MH1CBLK
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.
50mm
Audeze LCD2 Classic: 106mm
40mm
6mm

16. has a straight plug

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.
Sony MDR-X10
Audio-Technica ATH-M30
Sony MH1CBLK
51% have it

17. travel bag is included

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
Sony MDR-X10
Audio-Technica ATH-M30
Sony MH1CBLK
63% 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-X10
Audio-Technica ATH-M30
Sony MH1CBLK
31% have it

19. has included ear pads

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.
Sony MDR-X10
Audio-Technica ATH-M30
Sony MH1CBLK
41% have it

20. 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
Audio-Technica ATH-M30
Sony MH1CBLK
85% 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
Audio-Technica ATH-M30
Sony MH1CBLK
23% have it

22. cable length

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
1.2m
Pioneer SE-A1000: 6m
3.4m
1.2m

23. 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
Audio-Technica ATH-M30
Sony MH1CBLK
4% have it

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