76points

Anker SoundBuds Tag

89points

Sony MDR-XB950B1

Anker SoundBuds Tag
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Anker SoundBuds Tag vs Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

  • 8 Ohms lower impedance
    16 Ohmsvs24 Ohms
  • 230g lighter
    15gvs245g
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Travel bag is included
  • Sweat resistant
  • Has an in-ear form
  • 2.5h shorter charge time
    1.5hvs4h

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

  • 8000Hz higher high-frequency
    28000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 17Hz lower low-frequency
    3Hzvs20Hz
  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Can be folded
  • Has an over-the-ear form

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Anker SoundBuds Tag
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
Anker SoundBuds Tag
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
Anker SoundBuds Tag
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

15g

245g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

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

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

For example

SoundMagic E11C

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

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

20Hz

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
Anker SoundBuds Tag
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.sound pressure level

123dB/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

5.impedance

16 Ohms

24 Ohms

Impedance is the device’s electrical resistance to the current being pushed through it. The lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

6.has a neodymium magnet
Anker SoundBuds Tag
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.

Power

1. longer battery life

6h

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 Tag
Sony MDR-XB950B1

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

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

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

4.charge time

1.5h

4h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.

Best

Sony Xperia Ear Duo

0.46h

5.has a removable battery
Anker SoundBuds Tag
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
Anker SoundBuds Tag
Sony MDR-XB950B1

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.Bluetooth version

4.1

4.1

Best

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC900BT

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 Tag
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 Tag
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 Tag
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Anker SoundBuds Tag
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 Tag
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 Tag
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

4.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

5.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

6.has a noise canceling microphone
Anker SoundBuds Tag
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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