78points

AKG N90Q LE

92points

Bose QuietComfort 35 II

89points

Sony MDR-XB950B1

AKG N90Q LE
Comparison winner
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sony MDR-XB950B1
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39 facts in comparison

AKG N90Q LE vs Bose QuietComfort 35 II vs Sony MDR-XB950B1

AKG N90Q LE
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sony MDR-XB950B1
AKG N90Q LE
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sony MDR-XB950B1
78
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92
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89
points

Why is AKG N90Q LE better than Bose QuietComfort 35 II & Sony MDR-XB950B1?

  • Has an in-line control panel

Why is Bose QuietComfort 35 II better than AKG N90Q LE & Sony MDR-XB950B1?

  • Has a noise canceling microphone
  • Has voice prompts
  • Has voice commands

Why is Sony MDR-XB950B1 better than AKG N90Q LE & Bose QuietComfort 35 II?

  • Lowest frequency
    3Hzvs10,10Hz
  • Weight
    245gvs460,309g
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has an L-shaped plug

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG N90Q LE
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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 a detachable cable
AKG N90Q LE
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

3.has an over-the-ear form
AKG N90Q LE
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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.

4.weight

460g

309g

245g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has a tangle free cable
AKG N90Q LE
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

For example

SoundMagic E11C

6.can be folded
AKG N90Q LE
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

10Hz

10Hz

3Hz

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.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
AKG N90Q LE
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

3.sound pressure level

115dB/mW

90dB/mW

105dB/mW

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

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

4.has a neodymium magnet
AKG N90Q LE
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

5.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
AKG N90Q LE
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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.

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
AKG N90Q LE
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sony MDR-XB950B1

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
AKG N90Q LE
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
AKG N90Q LE
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
AKG N90Q LE
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sony MDR-XB950B1

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG N90Q LE
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
AKG N90Q LE
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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
AKG N90Q LE
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
AKG N90Q LE
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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
AKG N90Q LE
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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.warranty period

2

1

1

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.

Best

Treblab X2

Unlimited undefined

4.has an in-line control panel
AKG N90Q LE
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

5.number of microphones

1

2

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

6.has a noise canceling microphone
AKG N90Q LE
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

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