Sony WH-1000XM2Audio-Technica ATH-M20Beats by Dre Wireless
Top 15%1,148 points
Top 15%
Top 51%657 points
Top 51%
Top 64%486 points
Top 64%
Sony WH-1000XM2
Audio-Technica ATH-M20
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Beats by Dre Wireless
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Top specs and features

Sony WH-1000XM2 vs Audio-Technica ATH-M20 vs Beats by Dre Wireless: 20 facts in comparison

1. weight

275g
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
230g
210g

2. 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-M20
Beats by Dre Wireless
46% have it

3. 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-M20
Beats by Dre Wireless
34% have it

4. 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-M20
Beats by Dre Wireless
72% have it

5. 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-M20
Beats by Dre Wireless
39% 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-M20
Beats by Dre Wireless
32% have it

7. 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-M20
Beats by Dre Wireless
38% have it

8. 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-M20
Beats by Dre Wireless
52% have it

9. 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-M20
Beats by Dre Wireless
42% have it

10. 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-M20
Beats by Dre Wireless
76% 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-M20
Beats by Dre Wireless
31% have it

12. 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-M20
Beats by Dre Wireless
63% have it

13. Can be used wirelessly

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
Sony WH-1000XM2
Audio-Technica ATH-M20
Beats by Dre Wireless
17% 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-M20
Beats by Dre Wireless
15% have it

15. 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-M20
Beats by Dre Wireless
12% have it

16. 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-M20
Beats by Dre Wireless
8% have it

17. 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-M20
Beats by Dre Wireless
86% have it

18. cable length

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
1.5m
Pioneer SE-A1000: 6m
3m
1.32m

19. has a rechargeable battery

The battery can be recharged and used over again.
Sony WH-1000XM2
Audio-Technica ATH-M20
Beats by Dre Wireless
10% have it

20. 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-M20
Beats by Dre Wireless
3% have it

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