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NAD VISO HP70 vs Sony MDR-1A (2014)
The NAD VISO HP70 makes for a good, if unremarkable, Over-Ear Headphone for people with a $490 budget.
The Sony MDR-1A (2014), however, is merely mediocre at its $239 asking price, when compared to similarly priced products, and won't satisfy the needs of most people.
In either case, we suggest that you first take a look at some other options at the $490 and $200 price points before committing to one of these - it's likely that you'll be able to find some better alternatives.
If you're still interested in learning more about the NAD VISO HP70 and Sony MDR-1A (2014), however, we wrote a summary of what we could find about them:
The reviewers at Wirecutter (NYTimes) have featured the NAD VISO HP70 in their The Best Bluetooth Wireless Headphones roundup. However, it fell short of making it to the top of their list.
Moving on to the Sony MDR-1A (2014): it was unable to reach the very top of any roundups from sources that conduct reliable and unbiased testing. Nonetheless, it still managed to impress reviewers from a number of such sites, like PCmag, CNET, TrustedReviews, What Hi-Fi?, and Rtings, enough for them to include them on those lists.
We also wanted to do a direct NAD VISO HP70 vs. Sony MDR-1A (2014) review performance comparison, but we, unfortunately, weren't able to find any NAD VISO HP70 review scores.
Finally, we compared the Sony MDR-1A (2014) to other Over-Ear Headphones on the market and found that it did much better than its competitors - its review average of 8.4 out of 10 points is considerably higher than the 7.5 review average of Over-Ear Headphones in general.