47points

Able Planet ANC XNC230B

90points

Philips SHB8750NC

86points

Sony MDR-100ABN

Able Planet ANC XNC230B
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Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-100ABN
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Able Planet ANC XNC230B vs Philips SHB8750NC vs Sony MDR-100ABN

Able Planet ANC XNC230B
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-100ABN
Able Planet ANC XNC230B
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-100ABN

Why is Able Planet ANC XNC230B better than Philips SHB8750NC & Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Has an in-line control panel

Why is Philips SHB8750NC better than Able Planet ANC XNC230B & Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Weight
    226gvs363,290g
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has a straight plug

Why is Sony MDR-100ABN better than Able Planet ANC XNC230B & Philips SHB8750NC?

  • Highest frequency
    40000Hzvs20000,22000Hz
  • Lowest frequency
    5Hzvs20,10Hz
  • Has an on-ear form

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Able Planet ANC XNC230B
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-100ABN

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

2.has an over-the-ear form
Able Planet ANC XNC230B
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-100ABN

Comfortable full-size form with earcups that fully enclose your ears. This model is loved for its increased sound isolation and the fact that it won't leak sound to your neighbors. It offers potential for maximum bass and loudness levels.

3.weight

363g

226g

290g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.has a detachable cable
Able Planet ANC XNC230B
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-100ABN

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

5.can be folded
Able Planet ANC XNC230B
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-100ABN

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.

6.has included ear pads
Able Planet ANC XNC230B
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-100ABN

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

20Hz

10Hz

5Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.

Best

Sony MH1CBLK

1Hz

2.highest frequency

20000Hz

22000Hz

40000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

Best

Sony MDR-Z1R

120000Hz

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Able Planet ANC XNC230B
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-100ABN

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

4.sound pressure level

121dB/mW

105dB/mW

103dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

5.has a neodymium magnet
Able Planet ANC XNC230B
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-100ABN

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

6.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Able Planet ANC XNC230B
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-100ABN

This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Able Planet ANC XNC230B
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-100ABN

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Able Planet ANC XNC230B
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-100ABN

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Able Planet ANC XNC230B
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-100ABN

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Able Planet ANC XNC230B
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-100ABN

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Able Planet ANC XNC230B
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-100ABN

Device supports fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Able Planet ANC XNC230B
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-100ABN

There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.

2.has an in-line control panel
Able Planet ANC XNC230B
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-100ABN

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

3.can be used as a headset
Able Planet ANC XNC230B
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-100ABN

A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for applications which require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones etc.

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