62points

Anker SoundBuds Sport

87points

Sony MDR-XB950B1

Anker SoundBuds Sport
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Anker SoundBuds Sport vs Sony MDR-XB950B1

Anker SoundBuds Sport
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Anker SoundBuds Sport
Sony MDR-XB950B1

Why is Anker SoundBuds Sport better than Sony MDR-XB950B1?

  • 231g lighter
    14gvs245g
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Travel bag is included
  • Sweat resistant
  • Has an in-ear form
  • Weather sealed

Why is Sony MDR-XB950B1 better than Anker SoundBuds Sport?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Can be folded
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • 10h longer battery life
    18hvs8h

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Anker SoundBuds Sport
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 an over-the-ear form
Anker SoundBuds Sport
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.

3.has a detachable cable
Anker SoundBuds Sport
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.

4.weight

14g

245g

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3g

5.can be folded
Anker SoundBuds Sport
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

6.has a tangle free cable
Anker SoundBuds Sport
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

For example

SoundMagic E11C

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Sound quality

1.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Anker SoundBuds Sport
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

2.has a neodymium magnet
Anker SoundBuds Sport
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.

3.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Anker SoundBuds Sport
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.

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Power

1. longer battery life

8h

18h

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.

Best

Sennheiser PXC 480

50h

2.has a battery level indicator
Anker SoundBuds Sport
Sony MDR-XB950B1

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

3.has a rechargeable battery
Anker SoundBuds Sport
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

4.has a removable battery
Anker SoundBuds Sport
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Anker SoundBuds Sport
Sony MDR-XB950B1

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.Bluetooth version

4

4.1

Best

RHA TrueConnect

5

3.maximum Bluetooth range

10m

10m

The device can connect at a greater distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.

Best

Fiil Canviis Pro

100m

4.has a 3.5mm male connector
Anker SoundBuds Sport
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

5.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Anker SoundBuds Sport
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.

6.Has WiFi
Anker SoundBuds Sport
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Anker SoundBuds Sport
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
Anker SoundBuds Sport
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
Anker SoundBuds Sport
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.number of microphones

1

1

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

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

5.warranty period

18

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

6.has a noise canceling microphone
Anker SoundBuds Sport
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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