Sony WH 1000XM5See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.9 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Audio Technica ATH ANC900BTSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Audio Technica ATH ANC900BT have a weight of 263g, these weigh below 320g, which we consider as the highest average a headphone should weigh for comfort during long use.
We consider a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to move with.
Sony WH 1000XM5, at 250g weigh less than the Audio Technica ATH ANC900BT by -13g
Detachable cables are cables that have connectors on both ends. One end goes into your headphone cups, while the other end is inserted into a source device. Some new headphones, and not just the expensive ones, are coming with detachable cables, Audio Technica ATH ANC900BT are one of those.
With a detachable cable, Sony WH 1000XM5 too can use alternative cables and if the cable is pulled, it will pop out instead of breaking.
Audio Technica ATH ANC900BT are foldable, which makes them more portable. Foldable headphones are easier to transport and take up less storage space.
Twisted headphone cables can be a great source of annoyance and inconvenience, Sony WH 1000XM5's cable is designed to minimize tangling. Constant twisting of the cables can also lead to bends in the copper wires, affecting sound quality, or completely damaging your headphones.
A long cable ensures more freedom of movement, but remember that every cable based on the conducting material used has a certain amount of parasitic resistance, inductance, and capacitance. How much depends on the length and construction. Audio Technica ATH ANC900BT comes with a 1.2meters cable.
Sony WH 1000XM5 comes with a 1.2meters cable. Almost any cable should be fine in sound quality If you're looking at lengths up to 2 - 3 meters.
Over-ear headphones have larger earpads that fit around your entire ear Audio Technica ATH ANC900BT have a comfortable full-size form with earcups that fully enclose your ears. This design is loved for its increased sound isolation and the fact that it won't leak sound to your neighbors.
Sony WH 1000XM5 with this design offer potential for maximum bass and loudness levels.
Audio Technica ATH ANC900BT have stereo speakers, what this means is that Audio Technica ATH ANC900BT's speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Sony WH 1000XM5 also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses more advanced technology to actively counter noise. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and then generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 outside (noise from your surrounding) and adding -1 inside (counter sound within the device) to make zero hence "diluting" the noise.
Audio Technica ATH ANC900BT allow 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.
Sony WH 1000XM5 too have active noise cancellation making both devices ideal for plane rides and morning commutes. Each may work with different noise cancellation modes, pick the setting, mode, or noise cancellation type that suits your commute or that enhances your relaxation time.
Passive Noise Cancellation uses well-designed ear cups to seal out environment noise. This is used for both in-ear earphones and over-ear headphones where the headphone itself will keep surrounding noise out. The Sony WH 1000XM5 sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal that reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
Low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device reproduces low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on the way through. Audio Technica ATH ANC900BT's lowest frequency is at 5Hz, the lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
Sony WH 1000XM5's lowest frequency is at 4Hz, this means that Audio Technica ATH ANC900BT got a juicier bass than the Sony WH 1000XM5
High frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device reproduces high audible frequencies and if it changes to the signal on the way through. Audio Technica ATH ANC900BT's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, the higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
Sony WH 1000XM5's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, this implies that both devices produce equal treble
Sound pressure is the average variation in atmospheric pressure caused by the sound, the sound level .i.e how loud something is can be perceived differently by different people so we need to have the means to get an objective measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
The sound pressure level, SPL, is the pressure level of a sound, measured in decibels, dB, Audio Technica ATH ANC900BT's measurement is 103dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
Sony WH 1000XM5's sound pressure level measurement is 102dB/mW.
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device, its size dictates the loudness of the headphone. Audio Technica ATH ANC900BT driver unit is 40mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
Sony WH 1000XM5 driver unit is 30mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Audio Technica ATH ANC900BT by 10mm , as many tend to believe that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty reproducing high frequencies so yeah, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not mean that they produce better sound.
Defined as the device's resistance to the electromagnetic current, as electricity flows through a conductor, it experiences electrical resistance that counters the flow of current. The resistance of a wire is measured in ohms. Audio Technica ATH ANC900BT's impedance is 35Ohms, the lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.
Sony WH 1000XM5's impedance is 48Ohms. The impedance of earbuds is the electrical resistance of the driver unit present on the inside.
Neodymium magnets if used in audio devices produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output using less power to do so. They can help produce music at quite a high sound pressure level, SPL, with the use of high magnetic flux. The Sony WH 1000XM5 have this type of magnet.
If your headphones play wirelessly, cancel ambient noise, or enhance your listening experience with active features, their battery life will reduce over time. The device's battery life is given by the manufacturer, with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often. Audio Technica ATH ANC900BT's battery life is 35 hours
Sony WH 1000XM5's battery life is 30 hours. Each time you recharge your headphones, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first. But over a few years, you may find that your device, no longer plays for long like it used to.
It takes 5.5 hours to fully charge the Audio Technica ATH ANC900BT's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the headphones for the first time or when they have been unused for extended periods.
Sony WH 1000XM5 takes 3.5 hours to fully charge the battery
Audio Technica ATH ANC900BT have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging status of your headphones.
Sony WH 1000XM5 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you to determine the charging state of your headphones, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
A rechargeable battery is a type of electrical battery that can be charged, discharged into a load, and recharged many times, as opposed to a disposable or primary battery, which is supplied fully charged and discarded after use.
Audio Technica ATH ANC900BT's battery can be recharged and used over again.
The Sony WH 1000XM5 too have a rechargeable battery.
Audio Technica ATH ANC900BT can be used wirelessly, wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
The Sony WH 1000XM5 also can be used wirelessly
Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Audio Technica ATH ANC900BT has a v5
Sony WH 1000XM5 has a Bluetooth version of v5.2. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Sony WH 1000XM5 support USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power on a single cable. The USB-C plug is now part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets, it features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
Sony WH 1000XM5 support LDAC, a codec developed by Sony which allows streaming high-resolution audio over Bluetooth connections at up to 990 kbps at 32 bit/96 kHz. It is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, which provides high-resolution audio.
Audio Technica ATH ANC900BT support APTX, a codec used for transmitting audio wirelessly with Bluetooth. It is developed by Qualcomm and supports 16-bit audio at a bit rate of 384kbps.
Sony WH 1000XM5 support AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Bluetooth is a short-range wireless technology standard that is used for exchanging data between fixed and mobile devices over short distances. The Audio Technica ATH ANC900BT can connect at a 10meters distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.
The Sony WH 1000XM5 can connect at a 10meters distance via Bluetooth
Being an industry standard audio plug, a standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards. This means that it is commonly used in stereo headphones to your phone or connecting your phone to an external amplifier, sound bars, your car radio, etc.
Audio Technica ATH ANC900BT has this connector giving it a wider range of connectivity with most of the sound devices out there. All plugs have at least a tip and sleeve with the number of rings that stand as a differentiating factor.
Sony WH 1000XM5 too have this kind of connector
Audio Technica ATH ANC900BT have only 1 microphones, more microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
The Sony WH 1000XM5 microphones are only 8.
Audio Technica ATH ANC900BT use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
The Sony WH 1000XM5 too use a noise-canceling type of microphone.
The magnitude of the analog or digital output signal from the microphone with that input stimulus is a measure of its sensitivity. Microphone sensitivity is a measurement of a microphone's efficiency as a transducer (how well it converts acoustical energy to electrical energy). Audio Technica ATH ANC900BT microphone sensitivity is measured at -44dBV/Pa
The highest mic frequency of a microphone is defined as its upper limiting frequency. With today's microphones, you can reach a frequency high reaching up to 140 kHz. Audio Technica ATH ANC900BT's highest mic frequency is 4000Hz, the highest frequency that the mic can pick up. Better for recording treble.
The lowest mic frequency of a microphone is defined as its lower limiting frequency. With today's microphones, you can have a frequency starting from around 1Hz. Audio Technica ATH ANC900BT's lowest mic frequency is 50Hz, the lowest frequency that the mic can pick up. Better for recording bass.
Sony WH 1000XM5 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises so that they can still be heard. It’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re having a jog but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
Sony WH 1000XM5 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused, saving battery life and improving your listening experience while at it.
Sony WH 1000XM5 have a mute function, they have an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device. The mute function means that you unilaterally turn off the microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
Sony WH 1000XM5 support multipoint, which allows you to link to more Bluetooth devices and switch between them. For example, you can easily switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
There is a control panel on the Audio Technica ATH ANC900BT 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.
The Sony WH 1000XM5 too have a control panel on them.
Audio Technica ATH ANC900BT can be used as a headset.
A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Zoom, Google Meet, Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.
Sony WH 1000XM5 can be used as a headset. since they have a built-in microphone
Carrying headphones without a case, or putting them in bags without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged. The Audio Technica ATH ANC900BT come with their own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
Sony WH 1000XM5 too have a travel bag or case included.