39points

Audio-Technica ATH-910PRO

86points

Philips SHB8850NC

87points

Sony MDR-XB950B1

Audio-Technica ATH-910PRO
Philips SHB8850NC
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Audio-Technica ATH-910PRO vs Philips SHB8850NC vs Sony MDR-XB950B1

Audio-Technica ATH-910PRO
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Audio-Technica ATH-910PRO
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-XB950B1

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-910PRO better than Philips SHB8850NC & Sony MDR-XB950B1?

  • Weight
    205gvs232,245g

Why is Philips SHB8850NC better than Audio-Technica ATH-910PRO & Sony MDR-XB950B1?

  • Impedance
    16 Ohmsvs40,24 Ohms
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Has an on-ear form
  • Has voice commands
  • Wireless charging
  • Has an open-back design

Why is Sony MDR-XB950B1 better than Audio-Technica ATH-910PRO & Philips SHB8850NC?

  • Highest frequency
    28000Hzvs22000,22000Hz
  • Lowest frequency
    3Hzvs20,10Hz
  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has an L-shaped plug

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Design

1.weight

205g

232g

245g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

2.has a detachable cable
Audio-Technica ATH-910PRO
Philips SHB8850NC
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 stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-910PRO
Philips SHB8850NC
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.

4.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-910PRO
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

5.has an over-the-ear form
Audio-Technica ATH-910PRO
Philips SHB8850NC
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.

6.has a tangle free cable
Audio-Technica ATH-910PRO
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

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SoundMagic E11C

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

22000Hz

22000Hz

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

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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Audio-Technica ATH-910PRO
Philips SHB8850NC
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.impedance

40 Ohms

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

5.has a neodymium magnet
Audio-Technica ATH-910PRO
Philips SHB8850NC
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.

6.sound pressure level

90dB/mW

105dB/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

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Audio-Technica ATH-910PRO
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-XB950B1

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-910PRO
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-910PRO
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

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Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Audio-Technica ATH-910PRO
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-XB950B1

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-910PRO
Philips SHB8850NC
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
Audio-Technica ATH-910PRO
Philips SHB8850NC
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
Audio-Technica ATH-910PRO
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

5.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
Audio-Technica ATH-910PRO
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-XB950B1

802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.

For example

JBL Reflect Contour 2

6.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Audio-Technica ATH-910PRO
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-XB950B1

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

For example

RHA TrueConnect

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Features

1.can be used as a headset
Audio-Technica ATH-910PRO
Philips SHB8850NC
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.

2.has an in-line control panel
Audio-Technica ATH-910PRO
Philips SHB8850NC
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

3.control panel placed on a device
Audio-Technica ATH-910PRO
Philips SHB8850NC
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.

4.has a noise canceling microphone
Audio-Technica ATH-910PRO
Philips SHB8850NC
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

5.has voice commands
Audio-Technica ATH-910PRO
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-XB950B1

You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.

6.has an accelerometer
Audio-Technica ATH-910PRO
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-XB950B1

An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

For example

Sony Xperia Ear Duo

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Miscellaneous

1.wireless charging
Audio-Technica ATH-910PRO
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

2.can be controlled remotely
Audio-Technica ATH-910PRO
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-XB950B1

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

For example

Audio-Technica ATH-CKR7TW

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