Sony MDR-ZX770BNAudio-Technica ATH-EW9Pioneer STEEZ 808
Top 16%1,133 points
Top 16%
Top 48%698 points
Top 48%
Top 52%648 points
Top 52%
Sony MDR-ZX770BN
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
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Pioneer STEEZ 808
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Top specs and features

Sony MDR-ZX770BN vs Audio-Technica ATH-EW9 vs Pioneer STEEZ 808: 27 facts in comparison

1. highest frequency

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
22000Hz
Sony MDR-Z1R: 120000Hz
24000Hz
28000Hz

2. lowest frequency

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
8Hz
Sony MH1CBLK: 1Hz
14Hz
8Hz

3. weight

245g
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
33g
200g

4. has sound isolation/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-ZX770BN
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Pioneer STEEZ 808
46% have it

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.
23Ohms
Flips Solo 2 Social: 4Ohms
29Ohms
16Ohms

6. has a neodymium magnet

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
Sony MDR-ZX770BN
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Pioneer STEEZ 808
34% have it

7. sound pressure level

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
98dB/mW
AKG K553 Pro: 144dB/mW
105dB/mW
104dB/mW

8. no battery needed

This device works without batteries. It weighs less and you don't have to worry about recharging or replacing the battery.
Sony MDR-ZX770BN
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Pioneer STEEZ 808
72% have it

9. 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-ZX770BN
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Pioneer STEEZ 808
39% have it

10. can be folded

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.
Sony MDR-ZX770BN
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Pioneer STEEZ 808
32% have it

11. 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-ZX770BN
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Pioneer STEEZ 808
45% have it

12. can be used as a headset

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.
Sony MDR-ZX770BN
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Pioneer STEEZ 808
38% have it

13. 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.
40mm
Audeze LCD2 Classic: 106mm
28mm
40mm

14. 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.
Sony MDR-ZX770BN
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Pioneer STEEZ 808
76% have it

15. 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-ZX770BN
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Pioneer STEEZ 808
42% have it

16. has a straight plug

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.
Sony MDR-ZX770BN
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Pioneer STEEZ 808
52% have it

17. has an L-shaped plug

An L-shaped plug is better if the jack is on the left or right side of the device, so that the cable isn't bent, and is less likely to break when the device is in your pocket.
Sony MDR-ZX770BN
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Pioneer STEEZ 808
31% have it

18. travel bag is included

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
Sony MDR-ZX770BN
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Pioneer STEEZ 808
63% have it

19. Can be used wirelessly

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
Sony MDR-ZX770BN
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Pioneer STEEZ 808
17% have it

20. 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-ZX770BN
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Pioneer STEEZ 808
15% have it

21. has active noise canceling/noise reduction

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.
Sony MDR-ZX770BN
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Pioneer STEEZ 808
12% have it

22. 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-ZX770BN
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Pioneer STEEZ 808
86% have it

23. has an on-ear form

This device comfortably rests on top of your outer ears. As it doesn't block out everything from the outside world, it's preferred in places like office environments and recommended for outdoor activities.
Sony MDR-ZX770BN
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Pioneer STEEZ 808
23% have it

24. cable length

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
1.2m
Pioneer SE-A1000: 6m
1.6m
1.2m

25. has a noise canceling microphone

These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
Sony MDR-ZX770BN
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Pioneer STEEZ 808
3% have it

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