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Able Planet ANC XNC230B

100points

Sony WH-1000XM3

Able Planet ANC XNC230B
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Able Planet ANC XNC230B vs Sony WH-1000XM3

Able Planet ANC XNC230B
Sony WH-1000XM3
Able Planet ANC XNC230B
Sony WH-1000XM3

Why is Able Planet ANC XNC230B better than Sony WH-1000XM3?

    Why is Sony WH-1000XM3 better than Able Planet ANC XNC230B?

    • 20000Hz higher high-frequency
      40000Hzvs20000Hz
    • 16Hz lower low-frequency
      4Hzvs20Hz
    • 108g lighter
      255gvs363g
    • Has a neodymium magnet
    • Has a detachable cable
    • Can be used as a headset
    • Has an over-the-ear form
    • Can be used wirelessly

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    Design

    1.has stereo speakers
    Able Planet ANC XNC230B
    Sony WH-1000XM3

    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
    Sony WH-1000XM3

    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
    Sony WH-1000XM3

    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

    255g

    Best

    Sony MDR-EX150AP

    3g

    5.can be folded
    Able Planet ANC XNC230B
    Sony WH-1000XM3

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

    6.sweat resistant
    Able Planet ANC XNC230B
    Sony WH-1000XM3

    Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

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    RHA TrueConnect

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    Sound quality

    1.highest frequency

    20000Hz

    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

    2.lowest frequency

    20Hz

    4Hz

    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
    Sony WH-1000XM3

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

    For example

    RHA TrueConnect

    4.sound pressure level

    121dB/mW

    104.5dB/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
    Sony WH-1000XM3

    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
    Sony WH-1000XM3

    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
    Sony WH-1000XM3

    An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

    2.has a rechargeable battery
    Able Planet ANC XNC230B
    Sony WH-1000XM3

    The battery can be recharged and used over again.

    3.has a removable battery
    Able Planet ANC XNC230B
    Sony WH-1000XM3

    The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

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    Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

    4.Has USB Type-C
    Able Planet ANC XNC230B
    Sony WH-1000XM3

    The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.

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    Connectivity

    1.Can be used wirelessly
    Able Planet ANC XNC230B
    Sony WH-1000XM3

    Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

    2.has a 3.5mm male connector
    Able Planet ANC XNC230B
    Sony WH-1000XM3

    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
    Sony WH-1000XM3

    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.

    4.Has WiFi
    Able Planet ANC XNC230B
    Sony WH-1000XM3

    The device can connect to WiFi.

    For example

    Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

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    Features

    1.control panel placed on a device
    Able Planet ANC XNC230B
    Sony WH-1000XM3

    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
    Sony WH-1000XM3

    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
    Sony WH-1000XM3

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

    4.has a noise canceling microphone
    Able Planet ANC XNC230B
    Sony WH-1000XM3

    These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

    For example

    Microsoft Surface Headphones

    5.has voice prompts
    Able Planet ANC XNC230B
    Sony WH-1000XM3

    This feature allows the device to inform you of important information through its audio function.

    6.has voice commands
    Able Planet ANC XNC230B
    Sony WH-1000XM3

    You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.

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    Miscellaneous

    1.wireless charging
    Able Planet ANC XNC230B
    Sony WH-1000XM3

    The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

    For example

    Audio-Technica ATH-CKR7TW

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