41points

Bang & Olufsen A8

61points

Koss PRODJ200

86points

Philips SHB8850NC

94points

Sennheiser PXC 550

Bang & Olufsen A8
Koss PRODJ200
Philips SHB8850NC
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Bang & Olufsen A8 vs Koss PRODJ200 vs Philips SHB8850NC vs Sennheiser PXC 550

Bang & Olufsen A8
Koss PRODJ200
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser PXC 550
Bang & Olufsen A8
Koss PRODJ200
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser PXC 550

Why is Bang & Olufsen A8 better than Koss PRODJ200 & Philips SHB8850NC & Sennheiser PXC 550?

  • Has included ear pads
  • Has an in-ear form

Why is Koss PRODJ200 better than Bang & Olufsen A8 & Philips SHB8850NC & Sennheiser PXC 550?

  • Lowest frequency
    10Hzvs50,10,17Hz
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has a coiled cord

Why is Philips SHB8850NC better than Bang & Olufsen A8 & Koss PRODJ200 & Sennheiser PXC 550?

  • Impedance
    16 Ohmsvs19,38,490 Ohms
  • Has an on-ear form
  • Wireless charging
  • Has voice commands
  • Has an open-back design

Why is Sennheiser PXC 550 better than Bang & Olufsen A8 & Koss PRODJ200 & Philips SHB8850NC?

  • Has an L-shaped plug

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Design

1.has a detachable cable
Bang & Olufsen A8
Koss PRODJ200
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser PXC 550

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

2.has stereo speakers
Bang & Olufsen A8
Koss PRODJ200
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser PXC 550

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

3.can be folded
Bang & Olufsen A8
Koss PRODJ200
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser PXC 550

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

4.has an over-the-ear form
Bang & Olufsen A8
Koss PRODJ200
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser PXC 550

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.

5.has a tangle free cable
Bang & Olufsen A8
Koss PRODJ200
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser PXC 550

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

6.travel bag is included
Bang & Olufsen A8
Koss PRODJ200
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser PXC 550

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

25000Hz

22000Hz

23000Hz

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

50Hz

10Hz

10Hz

17Hz

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
Bang & Olufsen A8
Koss PRODJ200
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser PXC 550

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

4.impedance

19 Ohms

38 Ohms

16 Ohms

490 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
Bang & Olufsen A8
Koss PRODJ200
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser PXC 550

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.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Bang & Olufsen A8
Koss PRODJ200
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser PXC 550

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.

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Bang & Olufsen A8
Koss PRODJ200
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser PXC 550

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Bang & Olufsen A8
Koss PRODJ200
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser PXC 550

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Bang & Olufsen A8
Koss PRODJ200
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser PXC 550

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

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Bang & Olufsen A8
Koss PRODJ200
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser PXC 550

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Bang & Olufsen A8
Koss PRODJ200
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser PXC 550

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

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Bang & Olufsen A8
Koss PRODJ200
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser PXC 550

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
Bang & Olufsen A8
Koss PRODJ200
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser PXC 550

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

5.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Bang & Olufsen A8
Koss PRODJ200
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser PXC 550

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

6.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
Bang & Olufsen A8
Koss PRODJ200
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser PXC 550

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

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Features

1.can be used as a headset
Bang & Olufsen A8
Koss PRODJ200
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser PXC 550

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
Bang & Olufsen A8
Koss PRODJ200
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser PXC 550

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

3.control panel placed on a device
Bang & Olufsen A8
Koss PRODJ200
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser PXC 550

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
Bang & Olufsen A8
Koss PRODJ200
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser PXC 550

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
Bang & Olufsen A8
Koss PRODJ200
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser PXC 550

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
Bang & Olufsen A8
Koss PRODJ200
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser PXC 550

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
Bang & Olufsen A8
Koss PRODJ200
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser PXC 550

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
Bang & Olufsen A8
Koss PRODJ200
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser PXC 550

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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