65points

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1

78points

Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless

97points

Sennheiser PXC 550

89points

Sony MDR-XB950B1

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
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Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony MDR-XB950B1
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Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1 vs Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless vs Sennheiser PXC 550 vs Sony MDR-XB950B1

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony MDR-XB950B1
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78
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89
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Why is Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1 better than Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless & Sennheiser PXC 550 & Sony MDR-XB950B1?

  • Weight
    100gvs213,227,245g
  • Has a straight plug

Why is Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless better than Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1 & Sennheiser PXC 550 & Sony MDR-XB950B1?

  • Impedance
    22 Ohmsvs130,490,24 Ohms

Why is Sennheiser PXC 550 better than Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1 & Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless & Sony MDR-XB950B1?

Why is Sony MDR-XB950B1 better than Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1 & Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless & Sennheiser PXC 550?

  • Highest frequency
    28000Hzvs20000,20000,23000Hz
  • Lowest frequency
    3Hzvs10,10,17Hz
  • Has included ear pads

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
Sennheiser PXC 550
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
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
Sennheiser PXC 550
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
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
Sennheiser PXC 550
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

100g

213g

227g

245g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

6.has a tangle free cable
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

For example

SoundMagic E11C

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

20000Hz

23000Hz

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

10Hz

10Hz

17Hz

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-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
Sennheiser PXC 550
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

105dB/mW

109dB/mW

110dB/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

130 Ohms

22 Ohms

490 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
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
Sennheiser PXC 550
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.has a battery level indicator
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony MDR-XB950B1

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
Sennheiser PXC 550
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
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony MDR-XB950B1

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
Sennheiser PXC 550
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-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
Sennheiser PXC 550
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-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
Sennheiser PXC 550
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
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
Sennheiser PXC 550
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
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
Sennheiser PXC 550
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.has a noise canceling microphone
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
Sennheiser PXC 550
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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