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

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General Specifications
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
Closed over-ear
101 dB
98 dB
Min. Frequency Range
7 Hz
4 Hz
Max. Frequency Range
41 kHz
100 kHz
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
11.8 in.
9.3 in.
7.87 in.
8.6 in.
8.66 in.
6.2 in.
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.
Detachable Cable
Cable Length
8.2 ft.
3.94 ft.
In-Line Remote
Headband Material
Plastic / Soft foam
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
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
599.99 $

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