Sony WH-1000XM2Beats by Dre MixrSony MDR-HW300K
Top 14%1,149 points
Top 14%
Top 55%606 points
Top 55%
Top 57%579 points
Top 57%
Sony WH-1000XM2
Beats by Dre Mixr
vs
Sony MDR-HW300K
vs
Top specs and features

Sony WH-1000XM2 vs Beats by Dre Mixr vs Sony MDR-HW300K: 23 facts in comparison

1. weight

275g
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
210g
190g

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
Beats by Dre Mixr
Sony MDR-HW300K
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
Beats by Dre Mixr
Sony MDR-HW300K
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
Beats by Dre Mixr
Sony MDR-HW300K
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
Beats by Dre Mixr
Sony MDR-HW300K
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
Beats by Dre Mixr
Sony MDR-HW300K
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
Beats by Dre Mixr
Sony MDR-HW300K
45% 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
Beats by Dre Mixr
Sony MDR-HW300K
38% have it

9. 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 LCD2 Classic: 106mm
40mm
40mm

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
Beats by Dre Mixr
Sony MDR-HW300K
76% have it

11. 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
Beats by Dre Mixr
Sony MDR-HW300K
42% have it

12. 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
Beats by Dre Mixr
Sony MDR-HW300K
31% have it

13. Can be used wirelessly

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
Sony WH-1000XM2
Beats by Dre Mixr
Sony MDR-HW300K
17% have it

14. travel bag is included

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
Sony WH-1000XM2
Beats by Dre Mixr
Sony MDR-HW300K
63% have it

16. 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
Beats by Dre Mixr
Sony MDR-HW300K
12% have it

17. has a battery level indicator

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
Sony WH-1000XM2
Beats by Dre Mixr
Sony MDR-HW300K
9% have it

18. has a coiled cord

A coiled cord typically offers more flexibility as it can be extended, and taken outside for example.
Sony WH-1000XM2
Beats by Dre Mixr
Sony MDR-HW300K
8% have it

19. 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
Beats by Dre Mixr
Sony MDR-HW300K
86% have it

20. 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
Beats by Dre Mixr
Sony MDR-HW300K
23% have it

21. cable length

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
1.5m
Pioneer SE-A1000: 6m
1.6m
0.5m

22. has a rechargeable battery

The battery can be recharged and used over again.
Sony WH-1000XM2
Beats by Dre Mixr
Sony MDR-HW300K
10% have it

23. 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
Beats by Dre Mixr
Sony MDR-HW300K
3% have it

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