Sony MDR-ZX770BNSony MDR-X10AKG K 430Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
Top 15%1,108 points
Top 15%
Top 31%903 points
Top 31%
Top 51%641 points
Top 51%
Top 56%570 points
Top 56%
Sony MDR-ZX770BN
Sony MDR-X10
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AKG K 430
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Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
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Top specs and features

Sony MDR-ZX770BN vs Sony MDR-X10 vs AKG K 430 vs Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X: 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
29000Hz
28000Hz
25000Hz

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
3Hz
12Hz
5Hz

3. weight

245g
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
300g
110g
235g

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
Sony MDR-X10
AKG K 430
Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
48% 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
24Ohms
32Ohms
48Ohms

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
Sony MDR-X10
AKG K 430
Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
33% 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
106dB/mW
125dB/mW
100dB/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
Sony MDR-X10
AKG K 430
Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
73% have it

9. has a tangle free cable

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.
Sony MDR-ZX770BN
Sony MDR-X10
AKG K 430
Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
25% have it

10. 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
Sony MDR-X10
AKG K 430
Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
38% have it

11. can be folded

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.
Sony MDR-ZX770BN
Sony MDR-X10
AKG K 430
Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
31% have it

12. 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
Sony MDR-X10
AKG K 430
Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
44% 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
Sony MDR-X10
AKG K 430
Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
36% have it

14. has stereo speakers

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound that surrounds the user from left and right side, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
Sony MDR-ZX770BN
Sony MDR-X10
AKG K 430
Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
75% have it

15. has a straight plug

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.
Sony MDR-ZX770BN
Sony MDR-X10
AKG K 430
Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
54% have it

16. 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
Sony MDR-X10
AKG K 430
Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
32% have it

17. Can be used wirelessly

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
Sony MDR-ZX770BN
Sony MDR-X10
AKG K 430
Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
16% have it

18. 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
Sony MDR-X10
AKG K 430
Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
42% have it

19. 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
Sony MDR-X10
AKG K 430
Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
14% have it

20. travel bag is included

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
Sony MDR-ZX770BN
Sony MDR-X10
AKG K 430
Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
64% 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
Sony MDR-X10
AKG K 430
Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
13% have it

22. cable length

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
1.2m
Pioneer SE-A1000: 6m
1.2m
1.1m
3m

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
Sony MDR-X10
AKG K 430
Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
22% 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
Sony MDR-X10
AKG K 430
Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
87% have it

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
Sony MDR-X10
AKG K 430
Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
3% have it

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