52points

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4

100points

Sony WH-1000XM3

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4
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Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4 vs Sony WH-1000XM3

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4
Sony WH-1000XM3
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4
Sony WH-1000XM3

Why is Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4 better than Sony WH-1000XM3?

  • 20g lighter
    235gvs255g
  • 0.5h shorter charge time
    2.5hvs3h

Why is Sony WH-1000XM3 better than Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4?

  • 20000Hz higher high-frequency
    40000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 16Hz lower low-frequency
    4Hzvs20Hz
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be folded
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Travel bag is included

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4
Sony WH-1000XM3

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 Beoplay H4
Sony WH-1000XM3

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 Beoplay H4
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

4.weight

235g

255g

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3g

5.can be folded
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

6.sweat resistant
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

For example

RHA TrueConnect

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Sound quality

1.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

2.lowest frequency

20Hz

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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

For example

RHA TrueConnect

4.has a neodymium magnet
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

5.driver unit size

40mm

40mm

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

Best

Audeze LCD2 Classic

106mm

6.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4
Sony WH-1000XM3

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. longer battery life

19h

38h

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.

Best

Sennheiser PXC 480

50h

2.has a battery level indicator
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4
Sony WH-1000XM3

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

3.has a rechargeable battery
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4
Sony WH-1000XM3

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

4.charge time

2.5h

3h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.

Best

Sony Xperia Ear Duo

0.46h

5.has a removable battery
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

6.Has USB Type-C
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4
Sony WH-1000XM3

The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4
Sony WH-1000XM3

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.Bluetooth version

4.2

4.2

Best

RHA TrueConnect

5

3.maximum Bluetooth range

10m

10m

The device can connect at a greater distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.

Best

Fiil Canviis Pro

100m

4.has a 3.5mm male connector
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

5.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4
Sony WH-1000XM3

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.

6.Has WiFi
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4
Sony WH-1000XM3

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4
Sony WH-1000XM3

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.has an in-line control panel
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

3.can be used as a headset
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4
Sony WH-1000XM3

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.

4.number of microphones

1

3

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

5.has a noise canceling microphone
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

For example

Microsoft Surface Headphones

6.has voice prompts
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4
Sony WH-1000XM3

This feature allows the device to inform you of important information through its audio function.

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Miscellaneous

1.wireless charging
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4
Sony WH-1000XM3

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

For example

Audio-Technica ATH-CKR7TW

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