62points

Sony MDR-Z1R

59points

Sony MDR-Z7

Sony MDR-Z1R
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16 facts in comparison

Sony MDR-Z1R vs Sony MDR-Z7

Sony MDR-Z1R
Sony MDR-Z7
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Sony MDR-Z1R
59
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Sony MDR-Z7

Why is Sony MDR-Z1R better than Sony MDR-Z7?

  • 20000Hz higher high-frequency
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    120000Hzvs100000Hz
  • Has active noise cancellation (noise control)
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  • 6 Ohms lower impedance
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    64 Ohmsvs70 Ohms
  • 0.1mm bigger driver unit
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    70.1mmvs70mm
  • Travel bag is included
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  • Has an L-shaped plug
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Why is Sony MDR-Z7 better than Sony MDR-Z1R?

  • Has stereo speakers
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  • Has passive noise reduction
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  • 2dB/mW higher sound pressure level
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    102dB/mWvs100dB/mW
  • 50g lighter
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    335gvs385g

Price comparison

Sony MDR-Z1R

Buy used:

$89.40

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Sony MDR-Z1R AmazonSONY MDR-Z1R WW2 Signature, Hi-Res Headp...SONY MDR-Z1R WW2 Signature, Hi-Res Headphone, Black (International Version)
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$1,840.00
Sony MDR-Z1R AmazonSony MDRZ1R Signature, Hi-Res Headphone,...Sony MDRZ1R Signature, Hi-Res Headphone, Black
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$1,798.00
Sony MDR-Z1R AmazonSony MDR-Z7M2 Hi-Res Stereo Overhead Hea...Sony MDR-Z7M2 Hi-Res Stereo Overhead Headphones Headphone (MDRZ7M2)
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$598.00
Sony MDR-Z1R AmazonFocal Utopia Open Back Over-Ear Headphon...Focal Utopia Open Back Over-Ear Headphones (Black)
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$3,990.00
Sony MDR-Z1R AmazonSony Hi-Res Sealed Hybrid Earphone IER-Z...Sony Hi-Res Sealed Hybrid Earphone IER-Z1R(International Version)
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$2,100.00
Sony MDR-Z1R AmazonSennheiser HD 800 S Reference Headphone ...Sennheiser HD 800 S Reference Headphone System
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$1,659.00
Sony MDR-Z1R AmazonSony XB950B1 Extra Bass Wireless Headpho...Sony XB950B1 Extra Bass Wireless Headphones with App Control, Black
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$94.99
Sony MDR-Z1R AmazonSony WH-XB900N Wireless Extra Bass Noise...Sony WH-XB900N Wireless Extra Bass Noise Cancelling Blue Headphones (2019)
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$248.00
Sony MDR-Z1R AmazonSony MDR-AS210/W Sport In-ear Headphones...Sony MDR-AS210/W Sport In-ear Headphones, White
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$12.95

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sony MDR-Z1R
Sony MDR-Z7
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
2.has an over-the-ear form
Sony MDR-Z1R
Sony MDR-Z7
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.
3.has a detachable cable
Sony MDR-Z1R
Sony MDR-Z7
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
4.weight

385g

335g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
5.travel bag is included
Sony MDR-Z1R
Sony MDR-Z7
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
6.cable length

3m

3m

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

4Hz

4Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
2.highest frequency

120000Hz

100000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
3.has passive noise reduction
Sony MDR-Z1R
Sony MDR-Z7
The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
4.has active noise cancellation (noise control)
Sony MDR-Z1R
Sony MDR-Z7
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.
5.sound pressure level

100dB/mW

102dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
6.impedance

64 Ohms

70 Ohms

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.

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sony MDR-Z1R
Sony MDR-Z7
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

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