72points

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8

86points

Philips SHB8850NC

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
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Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8 vs Philips SHB8850NC

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Philips SHB8850NC
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Philips SHB8850NC

Why is Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8 better than Philips SHB8850NC?

  • Travel bag is included
  • Has a removable battery

Why is Philips SHB8850NC better than Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8?

  • 10Hz lower low-frequency
    10Hzvs20Hz
  • 23g lighter
    232gvs255g
  • 14 Ohms lower impedance
    16 Ohmsvs30 Ohms
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Can be folded
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • 1 more microphone(s)
    2vs1
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
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Philips SHB8850NC

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

2.weight

255g

232g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

3.has a detachable cable
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Philips SHB8850NC

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

4.can be folded
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Philips SHB8850NC

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

5.sweat resistant
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Philips SHB8850NC

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

For example

RHA TrueConnect

6.has included ear pads
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Philips SHB8850NC

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

For example

RHA TrueConnect

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

20Hz

10Hz

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

22000Hz

22000Hz

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 sound isolation/passive noise reduction
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Philips SHB8850NC

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
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Philips SHB8850NC

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.impedance

30 Ohms

16 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

6.driver unit size

40mm

32mm

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

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
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Philips SHB8850NC

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
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Philips SHB8850NC

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.battery power

800mAh

530mAh

Best

Phaz P5

2000mAh

4.charge time

3h

2h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.

Best

Sony Xperia Ear Duo

0.46h

5.has a removable battery
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Philips SHB8850NC

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

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
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Philips SHB8850NC

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.Bluetooth version

4

4

Best

RHA TrueConnect

5

3.has a 3.5mm male connector
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Philips SHB8850NC

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

4.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
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Philips SHB8850NC

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.

5.Has WiFi
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Philips SHB8850NC

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

6.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
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Philips SHB8850NC

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

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
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Philips SHB8850NC

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
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Philips SHB8850NC

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.

3.number of microphones

1

2

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

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

4.has a noise canceling microphone
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Philips SHB8850NC

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
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Philips SHB8850NC

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
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Philips SHB8850NC

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
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Philips SHB8850NC

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

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