May 18, 2020
In the Summer of 2017 a well-known Japanese audio company Sony represented its new model of wireless...Read More
If you are looking for both comfort and quality of sound, take a look at my review of Audeze Mobius vs Sony 1000XM3 closed back, over ear headphones, with wired and wireless options.
Sony 1000XM3 keeps its quality at high volumes even with mobile devices having an impedance of 16 Ohm, while Audese Mobius does not specify it. Both headphones have an incredibly wide range of frequency response 10Hz-50KHz vs 4Hz-40KHz. Audeze Mobius has a higher sensitivity of 120 dB vs 104 dB of Sony. Audeze Mobius gives up on battery life vs Sony 1000XM3 with 10 vs 38 hours. Both headphones support aptX HD.
Audeze Mobius sounds very clear and handles highs, mids, and lows even at high volumes. One point that disappoints is the soundstage and imaging that does not differentiate the instruments very well. From crisp trebles to pumping bass everything sounds transparent and distortion free.
Sony 1000XM3 sounds really strong with the pumping bass and brilliant trembles. The soundstage is limited, but the instrument separation is clear and detailed. Their active noise cancelling just shuts down all the sounds from beyond including TV, chattering, engines etc. Moreover, the ANC level is adjustable.
Almost equally light the headphones weigh 350 and 380 g respectively. Both have adjustable and soft padded headbands but wearing Audeze Mobius felt for me tighter than Sony 1000XM3. The plastic is silky to touch and does not look cheap.
The cups are foldable for Sony headphones only. Audeze Mobius is supplied with a detachable microphone while Sony has an in-built one. Both devices come in a hard carry case.
The Sony WH1000XM3 is better headphones in this comparison. Check Sony WH1000XM3 price