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Able Planet ANC XNC230B

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Sennheiser PXC 550

Able Planet ANC XNC230B
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Able Planet ANC XNC230B vs Sennheiser PXC 550

Able Planet ANC XNC230B
Sennheiser PXC 550
Able Planet ANC XNC230B
Sennheiser PXC 550

Why is Able Planet ANC XNC230B better than Sennheiser PXC 550?

    Why is Sennheiser PXC 550 better than Able Planet ANC XNC230B?

    • 3000Hz higher high-frequency
      23000Hzvs20000Hz
    • 3Hz lower low-frequency
      17Hzvs20Hz
    • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
    • 136g lighter
      227gvs363g
    • Has a neodymium magnet
    • Has a detachable cable
    • Can be used as a headset
    • Has an over-the-ear form

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    Design

    1.has stereo speakers
    Able Planet ANC XNC230B
    Sennheiser PXC 550

    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
    Sennheiser PXC 550

    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.has a detachable cable
    Able Planet ANC XNC230B
    Sennheiser PXC 550

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

    4.weight

    363g

    227g

    Best

    Sony MDR-EX150AP

    3g

    5.can be folded
    Able Planet ANC XNC230B
    Sennheiser PXC 550

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

    6.travel bag is included
    Able Planet ANC XNC230B
    Sennheiser PXC 550

    The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

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    Sound quality

    1.highest frequency

    20000Hz

    23000Hz

    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

    2.lowest frequency

    20Hz

    17Hz

    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

    3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
    Able Planet ANC XNC230B
    Sennheiser PXC 550

    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

    110dB/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
    Sennheiser PXC 550

    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
    Sennheiser PXC 550

    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
    Sennheiser PXC 550

    An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

    2.has a rechargeable battery
    Able Planet ANC XNC230B
    Sennheiser PXC 550

    The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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    Connectivity

    1.Can be used wirelessly
    Able Planet ANC XNC230B
    Sennheiser PXC 550

    Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

    2.has a 3.5mm male connector
    Able Planet ANC XNC230B
    Sennheiser PXC 550

    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
    Sennheiser PXC 550

    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
    Sennheiser PXC 550

    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.can be used as a headset
    Able Planet ANC XNC230B
    Sennheiser PXC 550

    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.

    3.has an in-line control panel
    Able Planet ANC XNC230B
    Sennheiser PXC 550

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

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