Sony MDR-X10Audio-Technica ATH-M30xGemini HSR-1000
Top 31%945 points
Top 31%
Top 50%675 points
Top 50%
Top 46%731 points
Top 46%
Sony MDR-X10
Audio-Technica ATH-M30x
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Gemini HSR-1000
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Top specs and features

Sony MDR-X10 vs Audio-Technica ATH-M30x vs Gemini HSR-1000: 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
22000Hz
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
15Hz
15Hz

3. weight

300g
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
220g
360g

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
Audio-Technica ATH-M30x
Gemini HSR-1000
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.
24 Ohms
Flips Solo 2 Social: 4 Ohms
47 Ohms
60 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-X10
Audio-Technica ATH-M30x
Gemini HSR-1000
34% 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
96dB/mW
101dB/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
Audio-Technica ATH-M30x
Gemini HSR-1000
70% have it

9. has a tangle free cable

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.
Sony MDR-X10
Audio-Technica ATH-M30x
Gemini HSR-1000
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-X10
Audio-Technica ATH-M30x
Gemini HSR-1000
39% have it

11. can be folded

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.
Sony MDR-X10
Audio-Technica ATH-M30x
Gemini HSR-1000
32% 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
Audio-Technica ATH-M30x
Gemini HSR-1000
45% 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
Audio-Technica ATH-M30x
Gemini HSR-1000
40% have it

14. 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-M30x
Gemini HSR-1000
78% have it

16. 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
Audio-Technica ATH-M30x
Gemini HSR-1000
41% 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-X10
Audio-Technica ATH-M30x
Gemini HSR-1000
51% have it

18. 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-M30x
Gemini HSR-1000
63% have it

19. 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-M30x
Gemini HSR-1000
31% 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-M30x
Gemini HSR-1000
84% have it

21. has a coiled cord

A coiled cord typically offers more flexibility as it can be extended, and taken outside for example.
Sony MDR-X10
Audio-Technica ATH-M30x
Gemini HSR-1000
8% have it

22. 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-M30x
Gemini HSR-1000
23% have it

23. cable length

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
1.2m
Pioneer SE-A1000: 6m
3m
4m

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