Product Comparison: Stax SRS-3100 vs Sony MDR-Z7M2


General Specifications
Brand
Stax
Sony
Model
SRS-310
MDR-Z7M2
Origin
Japan
China
About the Product
The SR-L300 earspeaker employes new hand selected thin film diaphragm and tough stainless fixed electrodes. Rich deep bass response, delicate high frequency and soothing mid-range has been achieved in a balanced manner.
The MDR-Z7M2 Circumaural Closed-Back Headphones from Sony features 2.76" HD drivers, aluminum-coated liquid crystal polymer diaphragms, Fibonacci-patterned grilles, and large neodymium magnets, allowing you to lose yourself in the music you love.
Key Specs
Type
Open
Closed over-ear
Sensitivity
101 dB
98 dB
Min. Frequency Range
7 Hz
4 Hz
Max. Frequency Range
41 kHz
100 kHz
Impedance
145 Ω
56 Ω
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Stax SRS-3100 Headphone
  • This product has no habit and can be used universally regardless of the genre.
  • Above all, the sound field is amazing. I think that the binaural recording sound source can be different from other companies' products.
  • Headphones do not indiscriminately emphasize the low range and the high range is smooth and do not get tired even if you listen for a long time!
  • The sound is natural, and even if heard with a small sound, the sound is not buried.
  • They are slightly midrange dominant. For the price it's not enough.
Sony MDR-Z7M2 Over-Ear Headphones - Black
  • Excellent build quality, sound spot on. I like it.
  • First impression is so far so good in term of build quality, comfort and sound quality.
  • The sound is on the bright side though and poor recordings or low bitrate music are shown up for what they are.
  • These perform exceptionally well, presenting an open and clear sound without being too harsh or sibilant.
  • There is bass but not quite enough I felt to really drive some songs along.
Size & Weight
Height
11.8 in.
9.3 in.
Width
7.87 in.
8.6 in.
Depth
8.66 in.
6.2 in.
Weight
15.8 oz.
12 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Stax SRS-3100 Headphone
  • The shape is tough. Headphones is pretty big, but that's why sound is good tough.
  • Avoidable design flaw affecting fit. Headphones looks and feels very clumsy.
  • These headphones pretty lightweight. Made from good materials.
  • The weight savings are welcome on the head, and is almost in line with the thickness and light weight of the diaphragm it contains.
  • Not comfortable in use. Too large and very big on my head.
Sony MDR-Z7M2 Over-Ear Headphones - Black
  • Excellent detail extraction - these are great for monitoring recordings, good sound and size!
  • Wide soundstage perfect for late night movie watching, small size.
  • Easily the most comfortable closed-back headphone I've ever tried.
  • The headphones are large and nicely cushioned - they're designed ergonomically to fit perfectly around the ear.
  • The ear padding becomes warm over extended listening, big size for my head.
Features
Detachable Cable
No
Yes
Foldable
No
No
Cable Length
8.2 ft.
3.94 ft.
Microphone
No
No
In-Line Remote
No
No
Headband Material
Plastic
Plastic / Soft foam
Extras
Includes a class-A DC amplifier, Thin metal membrane driven with static electricity
Ergonomic earpads, High-Resolution Audio compatible, 360 Reality Audio
Driver Diameter
2.76 in.
What customers say about "Features"
Stax SRS-3100 Headphone
  • Amazing improvement in staging and imaging. Love it.
  • This is some exotic and exclusive headphones design.
  • When you turn up, your highs "catch up," and the sound evolves to beauty.
  • Bad comfort, channel imbalance below the second notch on the dial.
  • Shallow earpad might not be comfortable for some.
Sony MDR-Z7M2 Over-Ear Headphones - Black
  • The cables are also very nice and we'll made.
  • These headphones are jot made to be used with a smartphone so don't expect them to sound great when you use Spotify.
  • These are a very good match for the NW-ZX300 HiRes player BUT only when the High Gain option is available.
  • I particularly like the professional way there are screw in connections to the left and right ear cups attached to a gloriously long cable!
  • The cables feel superb quality and feature screw-in connectors to ensure an interference-free connection.
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications
CE
CE
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
599.99 $


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