61points

Sony MDR-Z1R

36points

Stax SR-009S

Sony MDR-Z1R
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Sony MDR-Z1R vs Stax SR-009S

Sony MDR-Z1R
Stax SR-009S

Why is Sony MDR-Z1R better than Stax SR-009S?

  • 1Hz lower low-frequency
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    4Hzvs5Hz
  • 78000Hz higher high-frequency
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    120000Hzvs42000Hz
  • Has active noise cancellation (noise control)
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  • 81 Ohms lower impedance
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    64 Ohmsvs145 Ohms
  • Has a neodymium magnet
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  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
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  • 98g lighter
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    385gvs483g
  • Travel bag is included
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Why is Stax SR-009S better than Sony MDR-Z1R?

  • 18dB/mW higher sound pressure level
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    118dB/mWvs100dB/mW
  • Has an open-back design
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Price comparison

Sony MDR-Z1R

Buy used:

$485.99

ProductStorePrice
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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$1,699.00
Sony MDR-Z1R AmazonSony WHXB900 Extra Bass Wireless Noise C...Sony WHXB900 Extra Bass Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones
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$199.99
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 AmazonSony MDR1AM2 Wired High Resolution Audio...Sony MDR1AM2 Wired High Resolution Audio Overhead Headphones, Black (MDR-1AM2/B)
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$248.00
Sony MDR-Z1R AmazonSony MDR-Z7M2 Hi-Res Stereo Overhead Hea...Sony MDR-Z7M2 Hi-Res Stereo Overhead Headphones (International Version/Seller Warranty)
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$529.00
Sony MDR-Z1R AmazonAudeze LCD-X Over Ear Open Back Headphon...Audeze LCD-X Over Ear Open Back Headphone with New Suspension Headband Creator Package – no Travel case
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$1,199.00
Sony MDR-Z1R AmazonSennheiser HD 800 S Reference Headphone ...Sennheiser HD 800 S Reference Headphone System
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$1,549.95
Sony MDR-Z1R AmazonSendyAudio Aiva Black Beauty Series 97x7...SendyAudio Aiva Black Beauty Series 97x76mm Planar Magnetic Headphones
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$599.00
Sony MDR-Z1R AmazonSony Stereo Headphones MDR-EX1000 | EX M...Sony Stereo Headphones MDR-EX1000 | EX Monitor Closed Inner Ear Receiver (Japan Import)
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$1,286.39

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sony MDR-Z1R
Stax SR-009S
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
Stax SR-009S
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
Stax SR-009S
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
4.sweat resistance
Sony MDR-Z1R
Stax SR-009S
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
5.weight

385g

483g

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.
6.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Sony MDR-Z1R
Stax SR-009S
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

4Hz

5Hz

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

42000Hz

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
Stax SR-009S
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
Stax SR-009S
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

118dB/mW

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

64 Ohms

145 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.

Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
Sony MDR-Z1R
Stax SR-009S
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
2.has a battery level indicator
Sony MDR-Z1R
Stax SR-009S
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
3.has a removable battery
Sony MDR-Z1R
Stax SR-009S
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Sony MDR-Z1R
Stax SR-009S
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sony MDR-Z1R
Stax SR-009S
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
3.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Sony MDR-Z1R
Stax SR-009S
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability, and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.
4.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Sony MDR-Z1R
Stax SR-009S
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors – a, b, and g.
5.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Sony MDR-Z1R
Stax SR-009S
Device supports fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.
6.supports Wi-Fi
Sony MDR-Z1R
Stax SR-009S
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Sony MDR-Z1R
Stax SR-009S
A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.
2.has a noise-canceling microphone
Sony MDR-Z1R
Stax SR-009S
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
3.control panel placed on a device
Sony MDR-Z1R
Stax SR-009S
There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.
4.Has an in-line control panel
Sony MDR-Z1R
Stax SR-009S
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
5.Has voice prompts
Sony MDR-Z1R
Stax SR-009S
With voice prompts, you will automatically receive information via audio messages – for instance, you may find out that the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.
6.has voice commands
Sony MDR-Z1R
Stax SR-009S
You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.

Price comparison

Sony MDR-Z1R

Buy used:

$485.99

ProductStorePrice
Sony MDR-Z1R AmazonSONY MDR-Z1R WW2 Signature, Hi-Res Headp...SONY MDR-Z1R WW2 Signature, Hi-Res Headphone, Black (International Version)
Amazon logo
$1,699.00
Sony MDR-Z1R AmazonSony WHXB900 Extra Bass Wireless Noise C...Sony WHXB900 Extra Bass Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones
Amazon logo
$199.99
Sony MDR-Z1R AmazonSony MDR-Z7M2 Hi-Res Stereo Overhead Hea...Sony MDR-Z7M2 Hi-Res Stereo Overhead Headphones Headphone (MDRZ7M2)
Amazon logo
$598.00
Sony MDR-Z1R AmazonSony MDR1AM2 Wired High Resolution Audio...Sony MDR1AM2 Wired High Resolution Audio Overhead Headphones, Black (MDR-1AM2/B)
Amazon logo
$248.00
Sony MDR-Z1R AmazonSony MDR-Z7M2 Hi-Res Stereo Overhead Hea...Sony MDR-Z7M2 Hi-Res Stereo Overhead Headphones (International Version/Seller Warranty)
Amazon logo
$529.00
Sony MDR-Z1R AmazonAudeze LCD-X Over Ear Open Back Headphon...Audeze LCD-X Over Ear Open Back Headphone with New Suspension Headband Creator Package – no Travel case
Amazon logo
$1,199.00
Sony MDR-Z1R AmazonSennheiser HD 800 S Reference Headphone ...Sennheiser HD 800 S Reference Headphone System
Amazon logo
$1,549.95
Sony MDR-Z1R AmazonSendyAudio Aiva Black Beauty Series 97x7...SendyAudio Aiva Black Beauty Series 97x76mm Planar Magnetic Headphones
Amazon logo
$599.00
Sony MDR-Z1R AmazonSony Stereo Headphones MDR-EX1000 | EX M...Sony Stereo Headphones MDR-EX1000 | EX Monitor Closed Inner Ear Receiver (Japan Import)
Amazon logo
$1,286.39

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