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Grado RS1e vs. Sony WH-1000XM4 + 9

Grado RS1e

Grado RS1e

£639.00

Free delivery
Sony WH-1000XM4

Sony WH-1000XM4

£208.00

Free delivery
Apple AirPods Pro

Apple AirPods Pro

“Streaming”

£159.00

Free delivery
Apple AirPods (3rd Generation)

Apple AirPods (3rd Generation)

£140.78

Free delivery
Sony WF-1000XM4

Sony WF-1000XM4

£174.00

Free delivery
Beats by Dr. Dre Studio 3 Wireless

Beats by Dr. Dre Studio 3 Wireless

£159.90

£164.97 Incl. delivery
Frequency range (max)
30000 Hz
40000 Hz
21000 Hz
40000 Hz
40000 Hz
20000 Hz
20000 Hz
Frequency range (min)
12 Hz
4 Hz
5 Hz
4 Hz
20 Hz
20 Hz
20 Hz
Impedance
32 Ω
47 Ω
47 Ω
Microphone
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Power handling capacity
Sensitivity
98 dB/mW
104.5 dB/mW
104.5 dB/mW
20 dB/mW
Wired (Headphone> Audio source)
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Type of connector
3.5mm
3.5mm
3.5mm
3.5mm
Wireless
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Bluetooth codec
LDAC, SBC, AAC
AAC
AAC
aptX, aptX HD, LDAC, SBC, AAC
LDAC, SBC, AAC
AAC
SBC, AAC, Scalable
Bluetooth profile
HFP, HSP, A2DP, AVRCP
HSP, GAP
A2DP
HFP, HSP, A2DP, AVRCP
HFP, HSP, A2DP, AVRCP
HSP, GAP
HFP, A2DP, AVRCP
Bluetooth version
5.0
5.0
5.0
4.2
5.0
5.2
5.0
4.0
5.0
5.0
Battery life (in use)
30 h
4.5 h
5 h
30 h
6 h
8 h
4.5 h
22 h
20 h
8 h
Attachment type
Headband
Headband
Ear canal
Ear canal
Headband
Ear canal
Ear canal
Ear canal
Headband
Headband
Ear canal
Available colours
Black, Brown, Orange
Black, White, Silver, Blue, Pink
White, Grey
White, Blue, Red, Green
Black, White, Silver, Grey, Beige, Pink, Purple
White
Black, Silver
White, Grey
Black, White, Silver, Grey, Brown, Blue, Red, Gold, Green, Beige, Pink, Purple
Black, White, Silver, Grey, Blue, Red, Green, Pink
Black, White, Silver, Grey, Green, Pink, Purple
Headset
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Driver size
40 mm
40 mm
6 mm
40 mm
17.5 mm
Product weight
216 g
254 g
10.8 g
8 g
255 g
37.91 g
7.3 g
5.4 g
260 g
384.8 g
6.3 g
Features
Folding, Supports NFC, Charging via USB
Buttons/controls adapted for iPhone, QI Charging, True Wireless
Buttons/controls adapted for iPhone, True Wireless
Detachable cable, Folding, Supports NFC, Charging via USB, Active noise cancellation (ANC)
Buttons/controls adapted for iPhone, QI Charging, True Wireless
Active noise cancellation (ANC), QI Charging, True Wireless
Buttons/controls adapted for iPhone, Active noise cancellation (ANC), QI Charging, True Wireless
Detachable cable, Folding, Buttons/controls adapted for iPhone, Charging via USB, Intended for sports use, Active noise cancellation (ANC)
Detachable cable, Multi Point, Buttons/controls adapted for iPhone, Charging via USB, Active noise cancellation (ANC)
Intended for sports use, Active noise cancellation (ANC), True Wireless
IP code (level of dust/water resistance)
IPX4
IPX4
IPX4
IPX4
IPX7
Acoustic design
Open
Closed
Closed
Open
Closed
Closed
Closed
Closed
Closed
Closed
Closed
Channels
Stereo 2.0
Stereo 2.0
Stereo 2.0
Stereo 2.0
Stereo 2.0
Stereo 2.0
Stereo 2.0
Stereo 2.0
Stereo 2.0
Surround
Surround
Number of Surround Channels
7.1
Simulated surround sound
Yes
Yes
Control
Play/Pause, Next song, Previous song, Volume, Answer button
Play/Pause, Next song, Previous song, Volume, Answer button
Play/Pause, Next song, Previous song, Volume, Answer button
Play/Pause, Next song, Previous song, Volume, Answer button
Play/Pause, Next song, Previous song, Answer button
Play/Pause, Next song, Previous song, Volume, Answer button
Play/Pause, Next song, Previous song, Volume, Answer button
Play/Pause, Next song, Previous song, Volume, Answer button
Play/Pause, Next song, Previous song, Volume, Answer button
Driver technology
Dynamic
Dynamic
Dynamic
Dynamic
Dynamic
Dynamic
Dynamic
Dynamic
Dynamic
Dynamic
Dynamic
Earpiece design
On ear
Over ear
In ear
In ear
Over ear
In ear
In ear
In ear
Over ear
Over ear
In ear
Release year
2003
2020
2019
2021
2018
2021
2021
2021
2017
2020
2021