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Sony MDR-Z7

86points

Sony WH-1000XM4

Sony MDR-Z7
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Sony WH-1000XM4
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Sony MDR-Z7 vs Sony WH-1000XM4

Sony MDR-Z7
Sony WH-1000XM4

Why is Sony MDR-Z7 better than Sony WH-1000XM4?

  • 60000Hz higher high-frequency
    ?

    100000Hzvs40000Hz
  • 30mm bigger driver unit
    ?

    70mmvs40mm
  • 1.8m longer cable
    ?

    3mvs1.2m

Why is Sony WH-1000XM4 better than Sony MDR-Z7?

  • Has active noise cancellation (noise control)
    ?
  • 54 Ohms lower impedance
    ?

    16 Ohmsvs70 Ohms
  • Can be used as a headset
    ?
  • Can be used wirelessly
    ?
  • Has a noise-canceling microphone
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  • Has a rechargeable battery
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  • 81g lighter
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    254gvs335g
  • Control panel placed on a device
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Price comparison

Sony MDR-Z7

ProductStorePrice
Sony MDR-Z7 AmazonSony MDR-Z7M2 Hi-Res Stereo Overhead Hea...Sony MDR-Z7M2 Hi-Res Stereo Overhead Headphones Headphone (MDRZ7M2) Black
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 MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphrag...Sony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphone
Amazon logo
$99.99
Sony MDR-Z7 AmazonSony Mdr-ex800st Headphones Inner Ear Ty...Sony Mdr-ex800st Headphones Inner Ear Type[japan Import]
Amazon logo
$260.00
Sony MDR-Z7 AmazonSony Stereo Headphone MDR-1AM2-B (Black)...Sony Stereo Headphone MDR-1AM2-B (Black)?Japan Domestic Genuine Products? ?Ships from Japan?
Amazon logo
$300.00
Sony MDR-Z7 AmazonSony MDR-1A Headphone - Black (Internati...Sony MDR-1A Headphone - Black (International Version U.S. Warranty May not Apply)
Amazon logo
$448.00
Sony MDR-Z7 AmazonSony MDR1AM2 Wired High Resolution Audio...Sony MDR1AM2 Wired High Resolution Audio Overhead Headphones, Black (MDR-1AM2/B) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$242.68
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 WH-1000XM4 Wireless Industry Leadin...Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Industry Leading Noise Canceling Overhead Headphones with Mic for Phone-Call and Alexa Voice Control, Black
Amazon logo
$348.00
Sony MDR-Z7 aliexpressReplacement Audio Cable For SONY mdr-z7 ...Replacement Audio Cable For SONY mdr-z7 mdr-z1r MDR-Z7M2 Headphones Upgrade Cable High Quality
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$25.25
Sony MDR-Z7 aliexpressThouliess 1.2m DIY Headphone Upgrade Aud...Thouliess 1.2m DIY Headphone Upgrade Audio Cable For SONY MDR-Z7 Z7M2 MDR-Z1R Headphones
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$59.00
Sony MDR-Z7 aliexpressNew cable For Sony mdr-z7 mdr-z1r MDR-Z7...New cable For Sony mdr-z7 mdr-z1r MDR-Z7M2 headphone upgrade cable 3.5mm stereo/2.5/4.4mm balanced cable with Splitter
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$49.99
Sony MDR-Z7 aliexpressUpgrade OFC Replacement Stereo Audio Cab...Upgrade OFC Replacement Stereo Audio Cable Extension Music Cord Wire For Sony MDR-Z7 ZX300A Headphones
aliexpress logo
$6.99
Sony MDR-Z7 aliexpress3.5mm 2.5mm 4.4mm Weave Cloth OD 5mm OCC...3.5mm 2.5mm 4.4mm Weave Cloth OD 5mm OCC Pure Silver Plated Headphone Cable For Sony MDR-Z7 MDR-Z1R MUC-B20SB1 B30UM1 LN006120
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$66.88

Sony WH-1000XM4

ProductStorePrice
Sony WH-1000XM4 AmazonSony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Industry Leadin...Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Industry Leading Noise Canceling Overhead Headphones with Mic for Phone-Call and Alexa Voice Control, Black
Amazon logo
$348.00
Sony WH-1000XM4 AmazonSony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Industry Leadin...Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Industry Leading Noise Canceling Overhead Headphones with Mic for Phone-Call and Alexa Voice Control, Silver
Amazon logo
$348.00
Sony WH-1000XM4 aliexpressReplacement Cable Extension Cords For So...Replacement Cable Extension Cords For Sony WH-1000XM4 WH-1000XM3 WH-1000XM2 MDR-10R MDR-100ABN MDR-1A MDR-XB950bt Headphones
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$4.99
Sony WH-1000XM4 aliexpressBluetooth 5.0 Airplane Airline Flight Ad...Bluetooth 5.0 Airplane Airline Flight Adapter Transmitter For Sony WH-1000XM4 WH-1000XM3 WH-1000XM3 WH-H910N WH-H900N Headphones
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$12.99
Sony WH-1000XM4 aliexpressHard Storage Bags for Sony WH-CH700N WH-...Hard Storage Bags for Sony WH-CH700N WH-CH710N WH-1000XM4 T700BT Headphone ,Anker Soundcore Life Q20 COWIN E7 Travel Carry Case
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$12.84
Sony WH-1000XM4 aliexpressReplacement Cable Extension Cord For Son...Replacement Cable Extension Cord For Sony WH-1000XM4 WH-1000XM3 WH-1000XM2 MDR-XB950BT Noise Canceling Wireless Headphones
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$4.99
Sony WH-1000XM4 aliexpressReplacement Stereo Audio Cable Extension...Replacement Stereo Audio Cable Extension Music Cord Wire for Sony WH-1000XM4 WH-1000XM3 WH-1000XM2 WH-CH700N Headphones
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$4.99

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sony MDR-Z7
Sony WH-1000XM4
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-1000XM4
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-1000XM4
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-Z7
Sony WH-1000XM4
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
5.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Sony MDR-Z7
Sony WH-1000XM4
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
6.weight

335g

254g

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.
7.can be folded
Sony MDR-Z7
Sony WH-1000XM4
Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.
8.travel bag is included
Sony MDR-Z7
Sony WH-1000XM4
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
9.has an in-ear form
Sony MDR-Z7
Sony WH-1000XM4
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.

Sound quality

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
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.
3.has passive noise reduction
Sony MDR-Z7
Sony WH-1000XM4
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-Z7
Sony WH-1000XM4
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

102dB/mW

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony WH-1000XM4)

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
6.has a neodymium magnet
Sony MDR-Z7
Sony WH-1000XM4
Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
7.impedance

70 Ohms

16 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.
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
9.diaphragm size

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony MDR-Z7)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony WH-1000XM4)

The diaphragm moves air back and forth to create sound. The bigger the diaphragm, the more bass it can produce.

Power

1.Battery life

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony MDR-Z7)

30h

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.
2.has a rechargeable battery
Sony MDR-Z7
Sony WH-1000XM4
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
3.has a battery level indicator
Sony MDR-Z7
Sony WH-1000XM4
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
4.charge time

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3h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
5.battery power

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony MDR-Z7)

1100mAh

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
6.Has USB Type-C
Sony MDR-Z7
Sony WH-1000XM4
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
7.Battery life of charging case

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony MDR-Z7)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony WH-1000XM4)

The battery life of the charging case as given by the manufacturer. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your headphones on the go multiple times before having to recharge the case itself.
8.has a removable battery
Sony MDR-Z7
Sony WH-1000XM4
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Sony MDR-Z7
Sony WH-1000XM4
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.Bluetooth version

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony MDR-Z7)

5

Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
3.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sony MDR-Z7
Sony WH-1000XM4
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
4.Has Bluetooth aptX
Sony MDR-Z7
Sony WH-1000XM4
Bluetooth aptX is an audio codec used for transmitting hi-resolution audio wirelessly from Bluetooth-enabled devices. Developed by Qualcomm, the aptX audio technology includes variations such as aptX HD, aptX Low Latency, and aptX Adaptive.
5.maximum Bluetooth range

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony MDR-Z7)

10m

The device can connect at a greater distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.
6.supports Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
Sony MDR-Z7
Sony WH-1000XM4
Wi-Fi 6, released in 2019, is based on the IEEE 802.11ax wireless LAN standard. Designed to operate in all frequency bands between 1 and 6 GHz, it offers higher data rates and lower latency compared to previous Wi-Fi technologies.
7.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Sony MDR-Z7
Sony WH-1000XM4
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.
8.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Sony MDR-Z7
Sony WH-1000XM4
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.
9.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Sony MDR-Z7
Sony WH-1000XM4
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.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Sony MDR-Z7
Sony WH-1000XM4
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-Z7
Sony WH-1000XM4
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
3.number of microphones

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony MDR-Z7)

5

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.control panel placed on a device
Sony MDR-Z7
Sony WH-1000XM4
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.
5.Has an in-line control panel
Sony MDR-Z7
Sony WH-1000XM4
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
6.warranty period

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1

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.
7.Has voice prompts
Sony MDR-Z7
Sony WH-1000XM4
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.
8.has a mute function
Sony MDR-Z7
Sony WH-1000XM4
The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
9.multipoint count

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2

Multipoint allows you to link to more Bluetooth devices and switch between them. For example you can easily switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.

Price comparison

Sony MDR-Z7

ProductStorePrice
Sony MDR-Z7 AmazonSony MDR-Z7M2 Hi-Res Stereo Overhead Hea...Sony MDR-Z7M2 Hi-Res Stereo Overhead Headphones Headphone (MDRZ7M2) Black
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 MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphrag...Sony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphone
Amazon logo
$99.99
Sony MDR-Z7 AmazonSony Mdr-ex800st Headphones Inner Ear Ty...Sony Mdr-ex800st Headphones Inner Ear Type[japan Import]
Amazon logo
$260.00
Sony MDR-Z7 AmazonSony Stereo Headphone MDR-1AM2-B (Black)...Sony Stereo Headphone MDR-1AM2-B (Black)?Japan Domestic Genuine Products? ?Ships from Japan?
Amazon logo
$300.00
Sony MDR-Z7 AmazonSony MDR-1A Headphone - Black (Internati...Sony MDR-1A Headphone - Black (International Version U.S. Warranty May not Apply)
Amazon logo
$448.00
Sony MDR-Z7 AmazonSony MDR1AM2 Wired High Resolution Audio...Sony MDR1AM2 Wired High Resolution Audio Overhead Headphones, Black (MDR-1AM2/B) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$242.68
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 WH-1000XM4 Wireless Industry Leadin...Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Industry Leading Noise Canceling Overhead Headphones with Mic for Phone-Call and Alexa Voice Control, Black
Amazon logo
$348.00
Sony MDR-Z7 aliexpressReplacement Audio Cable For SONY mdr-z7 ...Replacement Audio Cable For SONY mdr-z7 mdr-z1r MDR-Z7M2 Headphones Upgrade Cable High Quality
aliexpress logo
$25.25
Sony MDR-Z7 aliexpressThouliess 1.2m DIY Headphone Upgrade Aud...Thouliess 1.2m DIY Headphone Upgrade Audio Cable For SONY MDR-Z7 Z7M2 MDR-Z1R Headphones
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$59.00
Sony MDR-Z7 aliexpressNew cable For Sony mdr-z7 mdr-z1r MDR-Z7...New cable For Sony mdr-z7 mdr-z1r MDR-Z7M2 headphone upgrade cable 3.5mm stereo/2.5/4.4mm balanced cable with Splitter
aliexpress logo
$49.99
Sony MDR-Z7 aliexpressUpgrade OFC Replacement Stereo Audio Cab...Upgrade OFC Replacement Stereo Audio Cable Extension Music Cord Wire For Sony MDR-Z7 ZX300A Headphones
aliexpress logo
$6.99
Sony MDR-Z7 aliexpress3.5mm 2.5mm 4.4mm Weave Cloth OD 5mm OCC...3.5mm 2.5mm 4.4mm Weave Cloth OD 5mm OCC Pure Silver Plated Headphone Cable For Sony MDR-Z7 MDR-Z1R MUC-B20SB1 B30UM1 LN006120
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$66.88

Sony WH-1000XM4

ProductStorePrice
Sony WH-1000XM4 AmazonSony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Industry Leadin...Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Industry Leading Noise Canceling Overhead Headphones with Mic for Phone-Call and Alexa Voice Control, Black
Amazon logo
$348.00
Sony WH-1000XM4 AmazonSony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Industry Leadin...Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Industry Leading Noise Canceling Overhead Headphones with Mic for Phone-Call and Alexa Voice Control, Silver
Amazon logo
$348.00
Sony WH-1000XM4 aliexpressReplacement Cable Extension Cords For So...Replacement Cable Extension Cords For Sony WH-1000XM4 WH-1000XM3 WH-1000XM2 MDR-10R MDR-100ABN MDR-1A MDR-XB950bt Headphones
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$4.99
Sony WH-1000XM4 aliexpressBluetooth 5.0 Airplane Airline Flight Ad...Bluetooth 5.0 Airplane Airline Flight Adapter Transmitter For Sony WH-1000XM4 WH-1000XM3 WH-1000XM3 WH-H910N WH-H900N Headphones
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$12.99
Sony WH-1000XM4 aliexpressHard Storage Bags for Sony WH-CH700N WH-...Hard Storage Bags for Sony WH-CH700N WH-CH710N WH-1000XM4 T700BT Headphone ,Anker Soundcore Life Q20 COWIN E7 Travel Carry Case
aliexpress logo
$12.84
Sony WH-1000XM4 aliexpressReplacement Cable Extension Cord For Son...Replacement Cable Extension Cord For Sony WH-1000XM4 WH-1000XM3 WH-1000XM2 MDR-XB950BT Noise Canceling Wireless Headphones
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$4.99
Sony WH-1000XM4 aliexpressReplacement Stereo Audio Cable Extension...Replacement Stereo Audio Cable Extension Music Cord Wire for Sony WH-1000XM4 WH-1000XM3 WH-1000XM2 WH-CH700N Headphones
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$4.99

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