68points

Sony NWZ-WH303

70points

Sony NWZ-WH505

Sony NWZ-WH303
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Sony NWZ-WH303 vs Sony NWZ-WH505

Sony NWZ-WH303
Sony NWZ-WH505
Sony NWZ-WH303
Sony NWZ-WH505
68
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70
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Why is Sony NWZ-WH303 better than Sony NWZ-WH505?

  • 10 Ohms lower impedance
    30 Ohmsvs40 Ohms
  • Has a straight plug

Why is Sony NWZ-WH505 better than Sony NWZ-WH303?

  • 5000Hz higher high-frequency
    25000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 25Hz lower low-frequency
    5Hzvs30Hz
  • 10mm bigger driver unit
    40mmvs30mm
  • Has an L-shaped plug

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sony NWZ-WH303
Sony NWZ-WH505

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 a detachable cable
Sony NWZ-WH303
Sony NWZ-WH505

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

3.has an over-the-ear form
Sony NWZ-WH303
Sony NWZ-WH505

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.

4.can be folded
Sony NWZ-WH303
Sony NWZ-WH505

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.

5.has an L-shaped plug
Sony NWZ-WH303
Sony NWZ-WH505

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.

6.has a straight plug
Sony NWZ-WH303
Sony NWZ-WH505

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

25000Hz

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

Best

Sony MDR-Z1R

120000Hz

2.lowest frequency

30Hz

5Hz

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

Best

Sony MH1CBLK

1Hz

3.sound pressure level

107dB/mW

105dB/mW

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

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

4.impedance

30 Ohms

40 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.

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

5.has a neodymium magnet
Sony NWZ-WH303
Sony NWZ-WH505

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

6.driver unit size

30mm

40mm

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

Best

Audeze LCD2 Classic

106mm

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Sony NWZ-WH303
Sony NWZ-WH505

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Sony NWZ-WH303
Sony NWZ-WH505

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sony NWZ-WH303
Sony NWZ-WH505

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Sony NWZ-WH303
Sony NWZ-WH505

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.

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