Sony WH1000XM3 vs Audio-Technica ATH-DSR7BT

Sony WH1000XM3 review
vs
Audio-Technica ATH-DSR7BT review

I am going to show you my comparison of two wireless headphones Sony WH1000XM3 vs Audio-Technica ATH-DSR7BT. You do not have to be afraid that the sound is leaking as both of the devices are closed back. Also, consider that they have an over-ear wearing style.

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Features

Speaking of their impedance, Sony WH1000XM3 has 16 Ohm, while Audio-Technica ATH-DSR7BT has 35 Ohm. With regard to the frequency response, the first appliance has a range of 4 Hz - 40 kHz and the rate of the second one is 5 Hz - 40 kHz. When it comes to sensitivity, the headphones by Sony have 104 dB, while the ones made by Audio-Technica have 100 dB.

Both devices have Google Assistant and Siri support. AptX and aptX HD are available for the users as well. If you are looking for a pair of headphones that can work long, then Sony WH1000XM3 will be a better choice since it has a 30-hours battery life. Meanwhile, Audio-Technica ATH-DSR7BT works only 15 hours. In the first case, you are going to spend 3 hours on charging and in the second one — 4 hours. Battery-free listening mode can be used for both appliances.

Sound

The highs of Sony WH1000XM3 are crystal clear and the mids are straightforward. The bass is tight and defined. The active noise cancellation is phenomenal.

Audio-Technica ATH-DSR7BT performs confidently with all music styles that are supplied to it. The overall audio is high-quality and free of distortion. Vocals come out smooth and full of life.

Comfort and design

The headphones from the considered brands have a battery level indicator. Another good news is that a carry case with them. One more important thing about headphones is their weight. Sony WH1000XM3 is pretty heavy as it weighs 380 g, while Audio-Technica ATH-DSR7BT has 300 g.

The audio cable that you get with the second device is 200 cm long. In addition, the headphones have a built-in microphone.

Sony WH1000XM3 pros and cons

Sony WH1000XM3 pros and cons

Pros

  • Can work up to 38 hours without noise-canceling
  • You can drive it with touch control
  • The detailed sound throughout the spectrum
  • The noise cancellation effect is adjustable so that you can choose to not use it, or partially use it depending on your circumstances

Cons

  • Big dips in the high mid-frequency spectrum

Audio-Technica ATH-DSR7BT pros and cons

Audio-Technica ATH-DSR7BT pros and cons

Pros

  • The really nice balanced sound stage
  • Made of hard plastic and metal with a nice black and gray color scheme
  • The control buttons are quite nicely placed
  • Has deep ear cups that can accommodate even large ears

Cons

  • Get a little warm in hot weather, especially after long listening periods

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Headphones comparison chart

Overall
Sony WH1000XM3
9.6
Audio-Technica ATH-DSR7BT
7.8
10
7
10
8
9
8
Sony WH1000XM3

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Product

Sony WH1000XM3
Audio-Technica ATH-DSR7BT

Model

WH1000XM3
ATH-DSR7BT

Brand

Sony
Audio-Technica

Reviews

8834
113

General

Wearing style

over ear
over ear

Enclosure

closed back
closed back

Wireless

Wired

Specifications

Transducer

dynamic
dynamic

Driver size, mm/inches

45/1.7

Impedance, Ohm

16
35

Frequency response, Hz

4Hz-40KHz
5Hz-40KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

104
100

Magnet type

neodymium

Weight (headphones), g/oz

380/13.4
300/10.6

Comfort

Adjustable headband

Foldable

Noise cancelling

Active noise cancelling

Adjustable noise cancelling level

Microphone

Built-in microphone

In-line microphone

Detachable microphone

Cables

Detachable cable

Audio cable length, cm/ft

200/6.5

Jack connection (TRS)

3.5
micro USB

Balanced connection

Control

Built-in control buttons

In-line control

Touch control

Voice control

Google Assistant, Siri
Google Assistant, Siri

App control

Control functions

volume, answer/end, play/pause, next/previous track, fast forward/rewind, noise cancelling, voice assistant
volume, answer/end, play/pause, next/previous track, fast forward/rewind, microphone on/off

Wireless connectivity

Bluetooth

Bluetooth version

4.2
4.2

aptX

aptX HD (Hi-Res Audio)

Bluetooth profiles

A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP

NFC

Wi-Fi

Battery

Battery type

rechargable
rechargable

Battery life, hrs

38 (30 without noise cancelling)
15

Charging time, hrs

3
4

Charging port

USB-C
micro USB

Charging cable

USB-C to USB-A
micro USB to USB-A

Speed charge

Battery free listening mode

Battery level indicator

Additional features

Water resistance

Light indication

Additional audio features

In the box

Audio cable

Carry case

Charging cable

1/4 Adapter (6,35 mm)

Interchangeable ear pads

User manual

Manual

Sony WH1000XM3
Audio-Technica ATH-DSR7BT
Sony WH1000XM3
Audio-Technica ATH-DSR7BT

Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 9.6
  • 7.8
  • 9.6Sony WH1000XM3
  • 7.8Audio-Technica ATH-DSR7BT

The Sony WH1000XM3 is better headphones in this comparison. Check Sony WH1000XM3 price