70points

Beats by Dre Studio (2013)

78points

Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless

90points

Sony WH-1000XM2

Beats by Dre Studio (2013)
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
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Sony WH-1000XM2
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22 facts in comparison

Beats by Dre Studio (2013) vs Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless vs Sony WH-1000XM2

Beats by Dre Studio (2013)
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
Sony WH-1000XM2
Beats by Dre Studio (2013)
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
Sony WH-1000XM2
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78
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90
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Why is Beats by Dre Studio (2013) better than Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless & Sony WH-1000XM2?

  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has a straight plug

Why is Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless better than Beats by Dre Studio (2013) & Sony WH-1000XM2?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Impedance
    22 Ohmsvs40,46 Ohms
  • Weight
    213gvs260,275g
  • Has an on-ear form

Why is Sony WH-1000XM2 better than Beats by Dre Studio (2013) & Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless?

  • Highest frequency
    40000Hzvs20000,20000Hz
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Beats by Dre Studio (2013)
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
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 a detachable cable
Beats by Dre Studio (2013)
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
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.

3.has an over-the-ear form
Beats by Dre Studio (2013)
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
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.

4.weight

260g

213g

275g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Beats by Dre Studio (2013)
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

6.travel bag is included
Beats by Dre Studio (2013)
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
Sony WH-1000XM2

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

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.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Beats by Dre Studio (2013)
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

3.impedance

40 Ohms

22 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

4.has a neodymium magnet
Beats by Dre Studio (2013)
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
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.

5.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Beats by Dre Studio (2013)
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
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.

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Beats by Dre Studio (2013)
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
Sony WH-1000XM2

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Beats by Dre Studio (2013)
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
Sony WH-1000XM2

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Beats by Dre Studio (2013)
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
Sony WH-1000XM2

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Beats by Dre Studio (2013)
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
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
Beats by Dre Studio (2013)
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
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.

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Beats by Dre Studio (2013)
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
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
Beats by Dre Studio (2013)
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
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.

3.has an in-line control panel
Beats by Dre Studio (2013)
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
Sony WH-1000XM2

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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