72points

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8

89points

Sony MDR-XB950B1

100points

Sony WH-1000XM3

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Comparison winner
Sony WH-1000XM3
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Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8 vs Sony MDR-XB950B1 vs Sony WH-1000XM3

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony WH-1000XM3
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony WH-1000XM3
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89
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100
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Why is Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8 better than Sony MDR-XB950B1 & Sony WH-1000XM3?

  • Has a straight plug
  • Has an on-ear form
  • Has a removable battery

Why is Sony MDR-XB950B1 better than Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8 & Sony WH-1000XM3?

  • Lowest frequency
    3Hzvs20,4Hz
  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Impedance
    24 Ohmsvs30,47 Ohms
  • Weight
    245gvs255,255g
  • Has included ear pads

Why is Sony WH-1000XM3 better than Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8 & Sony MDR-XB950B1?

  • Highest frequency
    40000Hzvs22000,28000Hz
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Number of microphones
    3vs1,1
  • Bluetooth version
    4.2vs4,4.1
  • Has voice prompts
  • Has USB Type-C
  • Has voice commands

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Sony MDR-XB950B1
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 H8
Sony MDR-XB950B1
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 H8
Sony MDR-XB950B1
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

255g

245g

255g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has a tangle free cable
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony WH-1000XM3

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

For example

Mpow Thor

6.can be folded
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

20Hz

3Hz

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

22000Hz

28000Hz

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 sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

4.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Sony MDR-XB950B1
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.

5.impedance

30 Ohms

24 Ohms

47 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.has a neodymium magnet
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Sony MDR-XB950B1
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.

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony WH-1000XM3

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony WH-1000XM3

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.charge time

3h

4h

3h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.

Best

Sony Xperia Ear Duo

0.46h

4.has a removable battery
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

5.Has USB Type-C
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony WH-1000XM3

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.Bluetooth version

4

4.1

4.2

Best

SoundMagic E11BT

5

3.has a 3.5mm male connector
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

4.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Sony MDR-XB950B1
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.

5.Has WiFi
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony WH-1000XM3

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Sony MDR-XB950B1
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.

2.control panel placed on a device
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Sony MDR-XB950B1
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.

3.number of microphones

1

1

3

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

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

4.has an in-line control panel
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

5.has a noise canceling microphone
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

For example

Mpow H5

6.Has voice prompts
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony WH-1000XM3

With voice prompts, you will automatically receive information via audio messages – for instance, you may find out that the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.

Miscellaneous

1.wireless charging
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Sony MDR-XB950B1
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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