63points

Sony MDR-Z7

90points

Sony WH-1000XM3

Sony MDR-Z7
Sony WH-1000XM3
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39 facts in comparison

Sony MDR-Z7 vs Sony WH-1000XM3

Sony MDR-Z7
Sony WH-1000XM3
63
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Sony MDR-Z7
90
points
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

  • 60000Hz higher high-frequency
    ?

    100000Hzvs40000Hz
  • Has passive noise reduction
    ?
  • 30mm bigger driver unit
    ?

    70mmvs40mm
  • Has included ear pads
    ?
  • 1.8m longer cable
    ?

    3mvs1.2m

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

  • Has stereo speakers
    ?
  • 2.5dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    ?

    104.5dB/mWvs102dB/mW
  • Has active noise-cancelling (noise control)
    ?
  • 23 Ohms lower impedance
    ?

    47 Ohmsvs70 Ohms
  • Can be used as a headset
    ?
  • Can be used wirelessly
    ?
  • 80g lighter
    255gvs335g
  • Has a rechargeable battery
    ?

Price comparison

Sony MDR-Z7

Buy used:

$159.99

ProductStorePrice
Sony MDR-Z7 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-Z7 AmazonSony MDR1AM2 Wired High Resolution Audio...Sony MDR1AM2 Wired High Resolution Audio Overhead Headphones, Black (MDR-1AM2/B)
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$298.00
Sony MDR-Z7 AmazonSony MDRZ1R Signature, Hi-Res Headphone,...Sony MDRZ1R Signature, Hi-Res Headphone, Black
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$1,798.00
Sony MDR-Z7 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-Z7 AmazonSony MDR-1A Headphone - Black (Internati...Sony MDR-1A Headphone - Black (International Version U.S. Warranty May not Apply)
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$239.99
Sony MDR-Z7 AmazonSony MDR-Z7M2 High-Resolution Profession...Sony MDR-Z7M2 High-Resolution Professional Stereo Headphones with Hard Shell Case Kit
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$598.00

Sony WH-1000XM3

ProductStorePrice
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony Noise Cancelling Headphones WH1000X...Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones WH1000XM3: Wireless Bluetooth Over the Ear Headphones with Mic and Alexa voice control - Industry Leading Active Noise Cancellation - Black
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$348.00
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise ...Sony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones, Black WH-1000XM3/B (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$199.99
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSONY WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise canceling...SONY WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise canceling Stereo Headset(International Version/Seller Warrant) (Black)
Amazon logo
$248.01
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH1000XM3 Premium Wireless Bluetoot...Sony WH1000XM3 Premium Wireless Bluetooth Noise Canceling Over Ear Headphone Bundle with Voice Assistant, Portable Carry Case, Anker 2-Port USB Wall Charger, and in-Flight Adapter - Black
Amazon logo
$348.00
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling...Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black) Bundle with USB Adapter and More
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$280.09
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise ...Sony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones Silver WH-1000XM3/S (Renewed)
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$199.99
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony BT/NC Headphone 30H BAT Black, WH10...Sony BT/NC Headphone 30H BAT Black, WH1000XM3B.CE7
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$505.68
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony Noise Cancelling Headphones WH1000X...Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones WH1000XM3: Wireless Bluetooth Over the Ear Headphones with Mic and Alexa voice control - Industry Leading Active Noise Cancellation - Silver
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$348.00
Sony WH-1000XM3 pricegrabberSony WH1000XM3/B wireless noise-cancelli...Sony WH1000XM3/B wireless noise-cancelling headphones (black)
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$348.00
Sony WH-1000XM3 pricegrabberSony WH1000XM3/S wireless noise-cancelli...Sony WH1000XM3/S wireless noise-cancelling headphones (silver)
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$348.00
Sony WH-1000XM3 walmartSony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling...Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black) Bundle
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$348.00

Design

1.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. Show more

Sony MDR-Z7
Sony WH-1000XM3
2.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-Z7
Sony WH-1000XM3
3.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-Z7
Sony WH-1000XM3
4.Weather-sealed (splashproof)
?

The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes. Show more

For example

Audio Technica ATH-ANC300TW

Sony MDR-Z7
Sony WH-1000XM3
5.sweat resistant
?

Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

For example

Motorola VerveBuds 200

Sony MDR-Z7
Sony WH-1000XM3
6.weight
?

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

335g

255g

Sound quality

1.highest frequency
?

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

Best

Sony MDR-Z1

120000Hz

100000Hz

40000Hz

2.lowest frequency
?

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

Best

Sony MH1CBLK

1Hz

4Hz

4Hz

3.sound pressure level
?

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

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

102dB/mW

104.5dB/mW

4.has 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-Z7
Sony WH-1000XM3
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. Show more

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

70 Ohms

47 Ohms

6.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.

Best

Monoprice Monolith M1570

106mm

70mm

40mm

Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
?

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

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

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

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

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

For example

Hexgears E001 HexBand BT

Sony MDR-Z7
Sony WH-1000XM3

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
?

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

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

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.

Sony MDR-Z7
Sony WH-1000XM3
4.supports Wi-Fi
?

The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

For example

Audio Technica ATH-ANC300TW

Sony MDR-Z7
Sony WH-1000XM3

Features

1.can be used as a headset
?

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.

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

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.

Sony MDR-Z7
Sony WH-1000XM3
3.has a noise-cancelling microphone
?

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

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

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.

Sony MDR-Z7
Sony WH-1000XM3
6.has wireless charging
?

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

For example

1more True Wireless ANC In-Ear

Sony MDR-Z7
Sony WH-1000XM3

Price comparison

Sony MDR-Z7

Buy used:

$159.99

ProductStorePrice
Sony MDR-Z7 AmazonSony MDR-Z7M2 Hi-Res Stereo Overhead Hea...Sony MDR-Z7M2 Hi-Res Stereo Overhead Headphones Headphone (MDRZ7M2)
Amazon logo
$598.00
Sony MDR-Z7 AmazonSony MDR1AM2 Wired High Resolution Audio...Sony MDR1AM2 Wired High Resolution Audio Overhead Headphones, Black (MDR-1AM2/B)
Amazon logo
$298.00
Sony MDR-Z7 AmazonSony MDRZ1R Signature, Hi-Res Headphone,...Sony MDRZ1R Signature, Hi-Res Headphone, Black
Amazon logo
$1,798.00
Sony MDR-Z7 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-Z7 AmazonSony MDR-1A Headphone - Black (Internati...Sony MDR-1A Headphone - Black (International Version U.S. Warranty May not Apply)
Amazon logo
$239.99
Sony MDR-Z7 AmazonSony MDR-Z7M2 High-Resolution Profession...Sony MDR-Z7M2 High-Resolution Professional Stereo Headphones with Hard Shell Case Kit
Amazon logo
$598.00

Sony WH-1000XM3

ProductStorePrice
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony Noise Cancelling Headphones WH1000X...Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones WH1000XM3: Wireless Bluetooth Over the Ear Headphones with Mic and Alexa voice control - Industry Leading Active Noise Cancellation - Black
Amazon logo
$348.00
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise ...Sony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones, Black WH-1000XM3/B (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$199.99
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSONY WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise canceling...SONY WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise canceling Stereo Headset(International Version/Seller Warrant) (Black)
Amazon logo
$248.01
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH1000XM3 Premium Wireless Bluetoot...Sony WH1000XM3 Premium Wireless Bluetooth Noise Canceling Over Ear Headphone Bundle with Voice Assistant, Portable Carry Case, Anker 2-Port USB Wall Charger, and in-Flight Adapter - Black
Amazon logo
$348.00
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling...Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black) Bundle with USB Adapter and More
Amazon logo
$280.09
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise ...Sony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones Silver WH-1000XM3/S (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$199.99
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony BT/NC Headphone 30H BAT Black, WH10...Sony BT/NC Headphone 30H BAT Black, WH1000XM3B.CE7
Amazon logo
$505.68
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony Noise Cancelling Headphones WH1000X...Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones WH1000XM3: Wireless Bluetooth Over the Ear Headphones with Mic and Alexa voice control - Industry Leading Active Noise Cancellation - Silver
Amazon logo
$348.00
Sony WH-1000XM3 pricegrabberSony WH1000XM3/B wireless noise-cancelli...Sony WH1000XM3/B wireless noise-cancelling headphones (black)
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$348.00
Sony WH-1000XM3 pricegrabberSony WH1000XM3/S wireless noise-cancelli...Sony WH1000XM3/S wireless noise-cancelling headphones (silver)
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$348.00
Sony WH-1000XM3 walmartSony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling...Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black) Bundle
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$348.00

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