Sony WH-1000XM2Audio-Technica ATH-ES88Bose SoundTrue
Top 15%1,132 points
Top 15%
Top 51%655 points
Top 51%
Top 58%562 points
Top 58%
Sony WH-1000XM2
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
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Bose SoundTrue
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Top specs and features

Sony WH-1000XM2 vs Audio-Technica ATH-ES88 vs Bose SoundTrue: 21 facts in comparison

1. weight

275g
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
130g
140g

2. 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-ES88
Bose SoundTrue
33% have it

3. 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-ES88
Bose SoundTrue
72% have it

4. 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-ES88
Bose SoundTrue
39% have it

5. has a tangle free cable

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.
Sony WH-1000XM2
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Bose SoundTrue
25% have it

6. can be folded

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.
Sony WH-1000XM2
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Bose SoundTrue
32% have it

7. 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-ES88
Bose SoundTrue
44% have it

8. 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-ES88
Bose SoundTrue
37% have it

9. 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-ES88
Bose SoundTrue
76% have it

10. 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-ES88
Bose SoundTrue
42% have it

11. 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-ES88
Bose SoundTrue
31% have it

12. Can be used wirelessly

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
Sony WH-1000XM2
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Bose SoundTrue
17% have it

13. 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-ES88
Bose SoundTrue
63% have it

14. 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-ES88
Bose SoundTrue
15% have it

16. has a battery level indicator

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
Sony WH-1000XM2
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Bose SoundTrue
9% have it

17. cable length

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
1.5m
Pioneer SE-A1000: 6m
1.2m
1.6m

18. 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 WH-1000XM2
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Bose SoundTrue
86% have it

19. 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 WH-1000XM2
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Bose SoundTrue
22% have it

20. has a rechargeable battery

The battery can be recharged and used over again.
Sony WH-1000XM2
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Bose SoundTrue
10% have it

21. supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC

Device supports fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.
Sony WH-1000XM2
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Bose SoundTrue
3% have it

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