54points

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS

52points

Sony MDR-XB800

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS
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Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS vs Sony MDR-XB800

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS
Sony MDR-XB800

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS better than Sony MDR-XB800?

  • Has active noise cancellation (noise control)
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  • Can be used as a headset
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  • Has a noise-canceling microphone
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  • 264g lighter
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    26gvs290g
  • Travel bag is included
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  • Has an in-line control panel
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  • Has an in-ear form
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  • 0.1m longer cable
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    1.3mvs1.2m

Why is Sony MDR-XB800 better than Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS?

  • 17Hz lower low-frequency
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    3Hzvs20Hz
  • 8000Hz higher high-frequency
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    28000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 1dB/mW higher sound pressure level
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    106dB/mWvs105dB/mW
  • Has a detachable cable
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  • Has a neodymium magnet
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  • 8 Ohms lower impedance
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    24 Ohmsvs32 Ohms
  • 37mm bigger driver unit
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    50mmvs13mm
  • Can be folded
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Price comparison

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS
Sony MDR-XB800
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-ANC33iS
Sony MDR-XB800
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
3.weight

26g

290g

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.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS
Sony MDR-XB800
Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.
5.travel bag is included
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS
Sony MDR-XB800
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
6.has an in-ear form
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS
Sony MDR-XB800
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.

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-ANC33iS
Sony MDR-XB800
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-ANC33iS
Sony MDR-XB800
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

105dB/mW

106dB/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-ANC33iS
Sony MDR-XB800
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 removable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS
Sony MDR-XB800
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS
Sony MDR-XB800
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
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS
Sony MDR-XB800
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-ANC33iS
Sony MDR-XB800
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
3.Has an in-line control panel
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS
Sony MDR-XB800
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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