52points

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC29

63points

Sony MDR-XB950B1

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC29
Sony MDR-XB950B1
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Audio-Technica ATH-ANC29 vs Sony MDR-XB950B1

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC29
Sony MDR-XB950B1

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-ANC29 better than Sony MDR-XB950B1?

  • Has active noise cancellation (noise control)
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  • 1dB/mW higher sound pressure level
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    106dB/mWvs105dB/mW
  • 53g lighter
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    192gvs245g
  • Travel bag is included
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  • Has a straight plug
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  • Has a removable battery
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Why is Sony MDR-XB950B1 better than Audio-Technica ATH-ANC29?

  • Has stereo speakers
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  • 17Hz lower low-frequency
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    3Hzvs20Hz
  • 8000Hz higher high-frequency
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    28000Hzvs20000Hz
  • Has a neodymium magnet
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  • 9 Ohms lower impedance
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    24 Ohmsvs33 Ohms
  • Can be used as a headset
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  • Has a rechargeable battery
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  • Control panel placed on a device
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Price comparison

Sony MDR-XB950B1

ProductStorePrice
Sony MDR-XB950B1 AmazonSony XB950B1 Extra Bass Wireless Headpho...Sony XB950B1 Extra Bass Wireless Headphones with App Control, Black
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$111.99
Sony MDR-XB950B1 AmazonSony XB950B1 Extra Bass Wireless Headpho...Sony XB950B1 Extra Bass Wireless Headphones with App Control - Black (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$129.00
Sony MDR-XB950B1 AmazonSony MDR-XB950B1 Extra Bass Wireless-Blu...Sony MDR-XB950B1 Extra Bass Wireless-Bluetooth Long-lasting Over-the-Ear Headphones with App Control
Amazon logo
$126.99
Sony MDR-XB950B1 AmazonSony XB950B1 Extra Bass Wireless Headpho...Sony XB950B1 Extra Bass Wireless Headphones with App Control, Blue
Amazon logo
$151.20
Sony MDR-XB950B1 walmartOMNIHIL 30 Feet Long High Speed USB 2.0 ...OMNIHIL 30 Feet Long High Speed USB 2.0 Cable Compatible with Sony MDR-XB950B1 Headphones
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$18.96

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC29
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
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC29
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
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC29
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.sweat resistance
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC29
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
5.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC29
Sony MDR-XB950B1
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
6.weight

192g

245g

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.

Sound quality

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
2.highest frequency

20000Hz

28000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
3.has passive noise reduction
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC29
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.has active noise cancellation (noise control)
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC29
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.
5.sound pressure level

106dB/mW

105dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
6.has a neodymium magnet
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC29
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 rechargeable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC29
Sony MDR-XB950B1
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
2.has a battery level indicator
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC29
Sony MDR-XB950B1
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
3.has a removable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC29
Sony MDR-XB950B1
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC29
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC29
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-ANC29
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.supports Wi-Fi
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC29
Sony MDR-XB950B1
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC29
Sony MDR-XB950B1
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.has a noise-canceling microphone
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC29
Sony MDR-XB950B1
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
3.control panel placed on a device
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC29
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 an in-line control panel
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC29
Sony MDR-XB950B1
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

Price comparison

Sony MDR-XB950B1

ProductStorePrice
Sony MDR-XB950B1 AmazonSony XB950B1 Extra Bass Wireless Headpho...Sony XB950B1 Extra Bass Wireless Headphones with App Control, Black
Amazon logo
$111.99
Sony MDR-XB950B1 AmazonSony XB950B1 Extra Bass Wireless Headpho...Sony XB950B1 Extra Bass Wireless Headphones with App Control - Black (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$129.00
Sony MDR-XB950B1 AmazonSony MDR-XB950B1 Extra Bass Wireless-Blu...Sony MDR-XB950B1 Extra Bass Wireless-Bluetooth Long-lasting Over-the-Ear Headphones with App Control
Amazon logo
$126.99
Sony MDR-XB950B1 AmazonSony XB950B1 Extra Bass Wireless Headpho...Sony XB950B1 Extra Bass Wireless Headphones with App Control, Blue
Amazon logo
$151.20
Sony MDR-XB950B1 walmartOMNIHIL 30 Feet Long High Speed USB 2.0 ...OMNIHIL 30 Feet Long High Speed USB 2.0 Cable Compatible with Sony MDR-XB950B1 Headphones
walmart logo
$18.96

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