63points
51points

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

71points
65points

Sony MDR-XB950B1

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Audio-Technica ATH-M50x vs Sony MDR-XB950B1

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Sony MDR-XB950B1
63
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71
points
Sony MDR-XB950B1

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-M50x better than Sony MDR-XB950B1?

  • 5mm bigger driver unit
    ?

    45mmvs40mm
  • Travel bag is included
    ?
  • Can be folded
    ?
  • Has a coil cable
    ?
  • Has a straight plug
    ?

Why is Sony MDR-XB950B1 better than Audio-Technica ATH-M50x?

  • 12Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    3Hzvs15Hz
  • 6dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    ?

    105dB/mWvs99dB/mW
  • 14 Ohms lower impedance
    ?

    24 Ohmsvs38 Ohms
  • Can be used as a headset
    ?
  • Can be used wirelessly
    ?
  • 40g lighter
    245gvs285g
  • Has a rechargeable battery
    ?
  • Has a battery level indicator
    ?

Price comparison

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

ProductStorePrice
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x AmazonAudio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Mon...Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Monitor Headphones + Slappa Full Sized HardBody PRO Headphone Case (SL-HP-07)
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$163.90
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x AmazonAudio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Stu...Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones (Renewed)
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$130.88
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x AmazonAudio-Technica ATH-M50xBT Wireless Bluet...Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT Wireless Bluetooth Over-Ear Headphones, Black, With Exceptional Clarity, Comfort, And 40 hr Battery
Amazon logo
$179.00
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x AmazonAudio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Stu...Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones, White (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$116.95
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x AmazonAudio-Technica ATH-M50xGM Professional M...Audio-Technica ATH-M50xGM Professional Monitor Headphones, Gun Metal
Amazon logo
$147.00
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x AmazonAudio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Stu...Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones, Black, Professional Grade, Critically Acclaimed, With Detachable Cable
Amazon logo
$149.00
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x AmazonAudio Technica ATH-M50x Professional Stu...Audio Technica ATH-M50x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones with Bluetooth Adapter, Black
Amazon logo
$169.95
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x aliexpressFiiO BTA10 Bluetooth 5.0 Adapter for Aud...FiiO BTA10 Bluetooth 5.0 Adapter for Audio-*Technica ATH-M50x/MSR7 Amplifier with cVc noise cancellation technology ptXLL/AAC
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$41.70

Sony MDR-XB950B1

Buy used:

$50.00

ProductStorePrice
Sony MDR-XB950B1 AmazonSony XB950B1 Extra Bass Wireless Headpho...Sony XB950B1 Extra Bass Wireless Headphones with App Control, Blue (Renewed)
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$104.99
Sony MDR-XB950B1 AmazonSony XB950B1 Extra Bass Wireless Headpho...Sony XB950B1 Extra Bass Wireless Headphones with App Control - Black (Renewed)
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$99.99
Sony MDR-XB950B1 AmazonSony XB950B1 Extra Bass Wireless Headpho...Sony XB950B1 Extra Bass Wireless Headphones with App Control, Blue
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$178.00

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
?

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience. Show more

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Sony MDR-XB950B1
2.has an over-the-ear form
?

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.

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3.has a detachable cable
?

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

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4.Weather-sealed (splashproof)
?

The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes. Show more

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5.sweat resistant
?

Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

For example

Mpow Fly Plus

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6.weight
?

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

285g

245g

Sound quality

1.sound pressure level
?

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

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

99dB/mW

105dB/mW

2.highest frequency
?

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble. Show more

Best

Sony MDR-Z1

120000Hz

28000Hz

28000Hz

3.lowest frequency
?

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

Best

Sony MH1CBLK

1Hz

15Hz

3Hz

4.has passive noise reduction
?

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

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Sony MDR-XB950B1
5.impedance
?

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. Show more

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

38 Ohms

24 Ohms

6.has active noise-cancelling (noise control)
?

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.

For example

Mpow Fly Plus

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Sony MDR-XB950B1

Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
?

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Sony MDR-XB950B1
2.has a battery level indicator
?

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

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Sony MDR-XB950B1
3.has a removable battery
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The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken. Show more

For example

House of Marley Redemption ANC

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Sony MDR-XB950B1

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
?

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Sony MDR-XB950B1
2.has a 3.5mm male connector
?

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Sony MDR-XB950B1
3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
?

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.

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Sony MDR-XB950B1
4.supports Wi-Fi
?

The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

For example

Audio Technica ATH-ANC300TW

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Sony MDR-XB950B1

Features

1.can be used as a headset
?

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.

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Sony MDR-XB950B1
2.control panel placed on a device
?

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.

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Sony MDR-XB950B1
3.has a noise-cancelling microphone
?

These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

For example

Mpow Fly Plus

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Sony MDR-XB950B1
4.has an in-line control panel
?

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

For example

Mpow Fly Plus

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Sony MDR-XB950B1

Price comparison

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

ProductStorePrice
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x AmazonAudio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Mon...Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Monitor Headphones + Slappa Full Sized HardBody PRO Headphone Case (SL-HP-07)
Amazon logo
$163.90
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x AmazonAudio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Stu...Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$130.88
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x AmazonAudio-Technica ATH-M50xBT Wireless Bluet...Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT Wireless Bluetooth Over-Ear Headphones, Black, With Exceptional Clarity, Comfort, And 40 hr Battery
Amazon logo
$179.00
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x AmazonAudio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Stu...Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones, White (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$116.95
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x AmazonAudio-Technica ATH-M50xGM Professional M...Audio-Technica ATH-M50xGM Professional Monitor Headphones, Gun Metal
Amazon logo
$147.00
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x AmazonAudio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Stu...Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones, Black, Professional Grade, Critically Acclaimed, With Detachable Cable
Amazon logo
$149.00
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x AmazonAudio Technica ATH-M50x Professional Stu...Audio Technica ATH-M50x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones with Bluetooth Adapter, Black
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$169.95
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x aliexpressFiiO BTA10 Bluetooth 5.0 Adapter for Aud...FiiO BTA10 Bluetooth 5.0 Adapter for Audio-*Technica ATH-M50x/MSR7 Amplifier with cVc noise cancellation technology ptXLL/AAC
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$41.70

Sony MDR-XB950B1

Buy used:

$50.00

ProductStorePrice
Sony MDR-XB950B1 AmazonSony XB950B1 Extra Bass Wireless Headpho...Sony XB950B1 Extra Bass Wireless Headphones with App Control, Blue (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$104.99
Sony MDR-XB950B1 AmazonSony XB950B1 Extra Bass Wireless Headpho...Sony XB950B1 Extra Bass Wireless Headphones with App Control - Black (Renewed)
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$99.99
Sony MDR-XB950B1 AmazonSony XB950B1 Extra Bass Wireless Headpho...Sony XB950B1 Extra Bass Wireless Headphones with App Control, Blue
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$178.00

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