71points

Beats by Dre Solo HD

90points

Philips SHB8750NC

51points

Shure SE425

87points

Sony MDR-100ABN

Beats by Dre Solo HD
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Shure SE425
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27 facts in comparison

Beats by Dre Solo HD vs Philips SHB8750NC vs Shure SE425 vs Sony MDR-100ABN

Beats by Dre Solo HD
Philips SHB8750NC
Shure SE425
Sony MDR-100ABN
Beats by Dre Solo HD
Philips SHB8750NC
Shure SE425
Sony MDR-100ABN

Why is Beats by Dre Solo HD better than Philips SHB8750NC & Shure SE425 & Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Has an in-line control panel

Why is Philips SHB8750NC better than Beats by Dre Solo HD & Shure SE425 & Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Impedance
    16 Ohmsvs45,22,32 Ohms
  • Has a straight plug

Why is Shure SE425 better than Beats by Dre Solo HD & Philips SHB8750NC & Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Has an in-ear form

Why is Sony MDR-100ABN better than Beats by Dre Solo HD & Philips SHB8750NC & Shure SE425?

  • Highest frequency
    40000Hzvs20000,22000,19000Hz
  • Lowest frequency
    5Hzvs20,10,20Hz

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Beats by Dre Solo HD
Philips SHB8750NC
Shure SE425
Sony MDR-100ABN

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
Beats by Dre Solo HD
Philips SHB8750NC
Shure SE425
Sony MDR-100ABN

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
Beats by Dre Solo HD
Philips SHB8750NC
Shure SE425
Sony MDR-100ABN

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
Beats by Dre Solo HD
Philips SHB8750NC
Shure SE425
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

5.has an in-ear form
Beats by Dre Solo HD
Philips SHB8750NC
Shure SE425
Sony MDR-100ABN

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.has included ear pads
Beats by Dre Solo HD
Philips SHB8750NC
Shure SE425
Sony MDR-100ABN

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

22000Hz

19000Hz

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

10Hz

20Hz

5Hz

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
Beats by Dre Solo HD
Philips SHB8750NC
Shure SE425
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

4.sound pressure level

104dB/mW

105dB/mW

109dB/mW

103dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

5.has a neodymium magnet
Beats by Dre Solo HD
Philips SHB8750NC
Shure SE425
Sony MDR-100ABN

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.impedance

45 Ohms

16 Ohms

22 Ohms

32 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

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Beats by Dre Solo HD
Philips SHB8750NC
Shure SE425
Sony MDR-100ABN

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Beats by Dre Solo HD
Philips SHB8750NC
Shure SE425
Sony MDR-100ABN

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Beats by Dre Solo HD
Philips SHB8750NC
Shure SE425
Sony MDR-100ABN

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Beats by Dre Solo HD
Philips SHB8750NC
Shure SE425
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Beats by Dre Solo HD
Philips SHB8750NC
Shure SE425
Sony MDR-100ABN

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
Beats by Dre Solo HD
Philips SHB8750NC
Shure SE425
Sony MDR-100ABN

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
Beats by Dre Solo HD
Philips SHB8750NC
Shure SE425
Sony MDR-100ABN

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.has an in-line control panel
Beats by Dre Solo HD
Philips SHB8750NC
Shure SE425
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

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