63points

Sony MDR-Z7

100points

Sony WH-1000XM3

Sony MDR-Z7
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Sony MDR-Z7 vs Sony WH-1000XM3

Sony MDR-Z7
Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony MDR-Z7
Sony WH-1000XM3
63
points
100
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Why is Sony MDR-Z7 better than Sony WH-1000XM3?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has included ear pads

Why is Sony WH-1000XM3 better than Sony MDR-Z7?

  • 23 Ohms lower impedance
    47 Ohmsvs70 Ohms
  • Has stereo speakers
  • 2.5dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    104.5dB/mWvs102dB/mW
  • 80g lighter
    255gvs335g
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Can be folded

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sony MDR-Z7
Sony WH-1000XM3

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-Z7
Sony WH-1000XM3

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-Z7
Sony WH-1000XM3

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

4.weight

335g

255g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Sony MDR-Z7
Sony WH-1000XM3

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.

6.has included ear pads
Sony MDR-Z7
Sony WH-1000XM3

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

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.

Best

Sony MH1CBLK

1Hz

2.highest frequency

100000Hz

40000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

Best

Sony MDR-Z1R

120000Hz

3.sound pressure level

102dB/mW

104.5dB/mW

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

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

4.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Sony MDR-Z7
Sony WH-1000XM3

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

5.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Sony MDR-Z7
Sony WH-1000XM3

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.

6.impedance

70 Ohms

47 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.

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Sony MDR-Z7
Sony WH-1000XM3

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Sony MDR-Z7
Sony WH-1000XM3

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Sony MDR-Z7
Sony WH-1000XM3

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

For example

Jaybird Run XT

4.Has USB Type-C
Sony MDR-Z7
Sony WH-1000XM3

The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Sony MDR-Z7
Sony WH-1000XM3

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sony MDR-Z7
Sony WH-1000XM3

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Sony MDR-Z7
Sony WH-1000XM3

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.

4.Has WiFi
Sony MDR-Z7
Sony WH-1000XM3

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Sony MDR-Z7
Sony WH-1000XM3

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.

2.control panel placed on a device
Sony MDR-Z7
Sony WH-1000XM3

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.

3.has an in-line control panel
Sony MDR-Z7
Sony WH-1000XM3

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

4.has a noise canceling microphone
Sony MDR-Z7
Sony WH-1000XM3

These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

For example

Mpow H5

5.Has voice prompts
Sony MDR-Z7
Sony WH-1000XM3

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-Z7
Sony WH-1000XM3

You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.

Miscellaneous

1.wireless charging
Sony MDR-Z7
Sony WH-1000XM3

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

For example

Audio-Technica ATH-CKR7TW

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