Sony MDR-ZX770BNSennheiser PXC 550Audio-Technica ATH-W1000xOnkyo IE-FC300
Top 13%1,222 points
Top 13%
Top 11%1,253 points
Top 11%
Top 55%633 points
Top 55%
Top 48%733 points
Top 48%
Sony MDR-ZX770BN
Sennheiser PXC 550
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Audio-Technica ATH-W1000x
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Onkyo IE-FC300
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Top specs and features

Sony MDR-ZX770BN vs Sennheiser PXC 550 vs Audio-Technica ATH-W1000x vs Onkyo IE-FC300: 28 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
23000Hz
42000Hz
22000Hz

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
17Hz
5Hz
15Hz

3. weight

245g
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
227g
350g
12g

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
Sennheiser PXC 550
Audio-Technica ATH-W1000x
Onkyo IE-FC300
45% 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.
23 Ohms
Flips Solo 2 Social: 4 Ohms
490 Ohms
42 Ohms
32 Ohms

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
Sennheiser PXC 550
Audio-Technica ATH-W1000x
Onkyo IE-FC300
35% 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
110dB/mW
100dB/mW
105dB/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
Sennheiser PXC 550
Audio-Technica ATH-W1000x
Onkyo IE-FC300
69% 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
Sennheiser PXC 550
Audio-Technica ATH-W1000x
Onkyo IE-FC300
39% have it

10. has a tangle free cable

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.
Sony MDR-ZX770BN
Sennheiser PXC 550
Audio-Technica ATH-W1000x
Onkyo IE-FC300
24% 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
Sennheiser PXC 550
Audio-Technica ATH-W1000x
Onkyo IE-FC300
46% have it

12. can be folded

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.
Sony MDR-ZX770BN
Sennheiser PXC 550
Audio-Technica ATH-W1000x
Onkyo IE-FC300
31% have it

13. 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
Sennheiser PXC 550
Audio-Technica ATH-W1000x
Onkyo IE-FC300
41% have it

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
Sennheiser PXC 550
Audio-Technica ATH-W1000x
Onkyo IE-FC300
76% have it

16. 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
Sennheiser PXC 550
Audio-Technica ATH-W1000x
Onkyo IE-FC300
40% have it

17. 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
Sennheiser PXC 550
Audio-Technica ATH-W1000x
Onkyo IE-FC300
13% 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
Sennheiser PXC 550
Audio-Technica ATH-W1000x
Onkyo IE-FC300
63% have it

19. has included ear pads

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.
Sony MDR-ZX770BN
Sennheiser PXC 550
Audio-Technica ATH-W1000x
Onkyo IE-FC300
42% 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
Sennheiser PXC 550
Audio-Technica ATH-W1000x
Onkyo IE-FC300
17% have it

21. 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
Sennheiser PXC 550
Audio-Technica ATH-W1000x
Onkyo IE-FC300
31% have it

22. has a straight plug

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.
Sony MDR-ZX770BN
Sennheiser PXC 550
Audio-Technica ATH-W1000x
Onkyo IE-FC300
50% have it

23. has a battery level indicator

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
Sony MDR-ZX770BN
Sennheiser PXC 550
Audio-Technica ATH-W1000x
Onkyo IE-FC300
12% have it

24. 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
Sennheiser PXC 550
Audio-Technica ATH-W1000x
Onkyo IE-FC300
83% have it

25. has a rechargeable battery

The battery can be recharged and used over again.
Sony MDR-ZX770BN
Sennheiser PXC 550
Audio-Technica ATH-W1000x
Onkyo IE-FC300
14% have it

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