41points

Apple In-Ear Headphones

45points

Sony MDR-XB30EX

Apple In-Ear Headphones
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19 facts in comparison

Apple In-Ear Headphones vs Sony MDR-XB30EX

Apple In-Ear Headphones
Sony MDR-XB30EX

Why is Apple In-Ear Headphones better than Sony MDR-XB30EX?

  • 4dB/mW higher sound pressure level
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    109dB/mWvs105dB/mW
  • Has an in-line control panel
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Why is Sony MDR-XB30EX better than Apple In-Ear Headphones?

  • 1Hz lower low-frequency
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    4Hzvs5Hz
  • 2.2g lighter
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    8gvs10.2g
  • Has a neodymium magnet
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  • 3000Hz higher high-frequency
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    24000Hzvs21000Hz
  • Has a tangle free cable
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  • 7 Ohms lower impedance
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    16 Ohmsvs23 Ohms
  • Has an L-shaped plug
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Price comparison

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Apple In-Ear Headphones
Sony MDR-XB30EX
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
2.travel bag is included
Apple In-Ear Headphones
Sony MDR-XB30EX
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
3.weight

10.2g

8g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
4.has an in-ear form
Apple In-Ear Headphones
Sony MDR-XB30EX
The in-ear device is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. It is inserted in the ear canal itself and blocks out a lot of environmental noise. It has stronger bass tones and is unlikely to fall out of the ear.
5.has a tangle free cable
Apple In-Ear Headphones
Sony MDR-XB30EX
The cable is designed to minimize tangling.
A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
7.has an L-shaped plug
Apple In-Ear Headphones
Sony MDR-XB30EX
An L-shaped plug is better if the jack is on the left or right side of the device, so that the cable isn't bent, and is less likely to break when the device is in your pocket.
8.has a straight plug
Apple In-Ear Headphones
Sony MDR-XB30EX
A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.

Sound quality

1.has passive noise reduction
Apple In-Ear Headphones
Sony MDR-XB30EX
The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
3.has a neodymium magnet
Apple In-Ear Headphones
Sony MDR-XB30EX
Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
4.highest frequency

21000Hz

24000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
5.sound pressure level

109dB/mW

105dB/mW

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

23 Ohms

16 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.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Apple In-Ear Headphones
Sony MDR-XB30EX
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Apple In-Ear Headphones
Sony MDR-XB30EX
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Apple In-Ear Headphones
Sony MDR-XB30EX
A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.
2.control panel placed on a device
Apple In-Ear Headphones
Sony MDR-XB30EX
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.
3.Has an in-line control panel
Apple In-Ear Headphones
Sony MDR-XB30EX
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

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