Sony WH-1000XM2Audio Technica ATH-DSR7BTAudio-Technica ATH-EW9Nixon Stylus
Top 15%1,132 points
Top 15%
Top 17%1,104 points
Top 17%
Top 48%696 points
Top 48%
Top 41%787 points
Top 41%
Sony WH-1000XM2
Audio Technica ATH-DSR7BT
vs
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
vs
Nixon Stylus
vs
Top specs and features

Sony WH-1000XM2 vs Audio Technica ATH-DSR7BT vs Audio-Technica ATH-EW9 vs Nixon Stylus: 34 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.
40000Hz
Sony MDR-Z1R: 120000Hz
40000Hz
24000Hz
20000Hz

2. lowest frequency

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
4Hz
Sony MH1CBLK: 1Hz
5Hz
14Hz
20Hz

3. weight

275g
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
300g
33g
175g

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 WH-1000XM2
Audio Technica ATH-DSR7BT
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Nixon Stylus
47% 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.
46Ohms
Flips Solo 2 Social: 4Ohms
35Ohms
29Ohms
32Ohms

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 WH-1000XM2
Audio Technica ATH-DSR7BT
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Nixon Stylus
33% have it

7. 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 WH-1000XM2
Audio Technica ATH-DSR7BT
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Nixon Stylus
72% have it

8. 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 WH-1000XM2
Audio Technica ATH-DSR7BT
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Nixon Stylus
39% have it

9. has a tangle free cable

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.
Sony WH-1000XM2
Audio Technica ATH-DSR7BT
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Nixon Stylus
25% have it

10. can be folded

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.
Sony WH-1000XM2
Audio Technica ATH-DSR7BT
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Nixon Stylus
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 WH-1000XM2
Audio Technica ATH-DSR7BT
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Nixon Stylus
44% 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 WH-1000XM2
Audio Technica ATH-DSR7BT
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Nixon Stylus
37% 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.
39.8mm
Audeze EL-8 Titanium: 100mm
45mm
28mm
45mm

14. 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 WH-1000XM2
Audio Technica ATH-DSR7BT
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Nixon Stylus
42% have it

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15. has a straight plug

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.
Sony WH-1000XM2
Audio Technica ATH-DSR7BT
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Nixon Stylus
53% have it

16. 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 WH-1000XM2
Audio Technica ATH-DSR7BT
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Nixon Stylus
76% 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 WH-1000XM2
Audio Technica ATH-DSR7BT
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Nixon Stylus
31% have it

18. has included ear pads

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.
Sony WH-1000XM2
Audio Technica ATH-DSR7BT
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Nixon Stylus
41% have it

19. travel bag is included

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
Sony WH-1000XM2
Audio Technica ATH-DSR7BT
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Nixon Stylus
63% 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 WH-1000XM2
Audio Technica ATH-DSR7BT
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Nixon Stylus
15% have it

21. Can be used wirelessly

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
Sony WH-1000XM2
Audio Technica ATH-DSR7BT
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Nixon Stylus
17% have it

22. 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 WH-1000XM2
Audio Technica ATH-DSR7BT
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Nixon Stylus
13% have it

23. has a battery level indicator

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
Sony WH-1000XM2
Audio Technica ATH-DSR7BT
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Nixon Stylus
9% have it

24. has a coiled cord

A coiled cord typically offers more flexibility as it can be extended, and taken outside for example.
Sony WH-1000XM2
Audio Technica ATH-DSR7BT
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Nixon Stylus
8% have it

25. cable length

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
1.5m
Pioneer SE-A1000: 6m
2m
1.6m
1.3m

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