44points

Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106

89points

Sony MDR-XB950B1

Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106
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Sony MDR-XB950B1
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Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106 vs Sony MDR-XB950B1

Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106
Sony MDR-XB950B1
44
points
89
points

Why is Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106 better than Sony MDR-XB950B1?

  • 220g lighter
    25gvs245g
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has an in-ear form
  • Has a straight plug

Why is Sony MDR-XB950B1 better than Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106?

  • 11000Hz higher high-frequency
    28000Hzvs17000Hz
  • 37Hz lower low-frequency
    3Hzvs40Hz
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Can be folded
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Can be used wirelessly

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106
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
Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106
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
Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106
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

25g

245g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

6.has a tangle free cable
Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

17000Hz

28000Hz

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

40Hz

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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

4.has a neodymium magnet
Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106
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)
Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106
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.

For example

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC900BT

6.driver unit size

10mm

40mm

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

Best

Audeze LCD2 Classic

106mm

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106
Sony MDR-XB950B1

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106
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
Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106
Sony MDR-XB950B1

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106
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
Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106
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
Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106
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
Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106
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.has an in-line control panel
Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

For example

AKG N200 Wireless

4.has a noise canceling microphone
Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

For example

Microsoft Surface Headphones

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