41points

Bang & Olufsen A8

88points

Sony WH-1000XM2

Bang & Olufsen A8
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Bang & Olufsen A8 vs Sony WH-1000XM2

Bang & Olufsen A8
Sony WH-1000XM2
Bang & Olufsen A8
Sony WH-1000XM2

Why is Bang & Olufsen A8 better than Sony WH-1000XM2?

  • 27 Ohms lower impedance
    19 Ohmsvs46 Ohms
  • 253g lighter
    22gvs275g
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has an in-ear form

Why is Sony WH-1000XM2 better than Bang & Olufsen A8?

  • 20000Hz higher high-frequency
    40000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 46Hz lower low-frequency
    4Hzvs50Hz
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has an over-the-ear form

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Bang & Olufsen A8
Sony WH-1000XM2

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
Bang & Olufsen A8
Sony WH-1000XM2

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
Bang & Olufsen A8
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

4.weight

22g

275g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has an in-ear form
Bang & Olufsen A8
Sony WH-1000XM2

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.

6.can be folded
Bang & Olufsen A8
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

50Hz

4Hz

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

2.highest frequency

20000Hz

40000Hz

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

3.has a neodymium magnet
Bang & Olufsen A8
Sony WH-1000XM2

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

4.impedance

19 Ohms

46 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 active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Bang & Olufsen A8
Sony WH-1000XM2

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 rechargeable battery
Bang & Olufsen A8
Sony WH-1000XM2

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Bang & Olufsen A8
Sony WH-1000XM2

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Bang & Olufsen A8
Sony WH-1000XM2

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
Sony WH-1000XM2

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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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Bang & Olufsen A8
Sony WH-1000XM2

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
Bang & Olufsen A8
Sony WH-1000XM2

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.

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