Sony MDR-X10Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4Etymotic mc2
Top 32%911 points
Top 32%
Top 49%679 points
Top 49%
Top 57%575 points
Top 57%
Sony MDR-X10
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4
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Etymotic mc2
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Top specs and features

Sony MDR-X10 vs Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4 vs Etymotic mc2: 24 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
15000Hz

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
20Hz

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
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4
Etymotic mc2
48% have it

4. 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
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4
Etymotic mc2
33% have it

5. 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
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4
Etymotic mc2
73% have it

6. has a tangle free cable

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.
Sony MDR-X10
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4
Etymotic mc2
25% have it

7. 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
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4
Etymotic mc2
38% have it

8. can be folded

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.
Sony MDR-X10
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4
Etymotic mc2
31% 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
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4
Etymotic mc2
44% have it

10. 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
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4
Etymotic mc2
36% have it

11. 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 EL-8 Titanium: 100mm
40mm
8mm

12. 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
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4
Etymotic mc2
42% 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
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4
Etymotic mc2
75% 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
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4
Etymotic mc2
32% have it

16. has included ear pads

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.
Sony MDR-X10
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4
Etymotic mc2
42% 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
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4
Etymotic mc2
64% have it

18. 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
1

19. 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
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4
Etymotic mc2
22% have it

20. cable length

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

21. 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
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4
Etymotic mc2
87% have it

22. has a rechargeable battery

The battery can be recharged and used over again.
Sony MDR-X10
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4
Etymotic mc2
8% have it

23. 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
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4
Etymotic mc2
33% have it

24. 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
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4
Etymotic mc2
4% have it

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