68points

Beats by Dre Studio

89points

Sony MDR-XB950B1

70points

Sony NWZ-WH505

Beats by Dre Studio
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Sony NWZ-WH505
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35 facts in comparison

Beats by Dre Studio vs Sony MDR-XB950B1 vs Sony NWZ-WH505

Beats by Dre Studio
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony NWZ-WH505
Beats by Dre Studio
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony NWZ-WH505
68
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89
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70
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Why is Beats by Dre Studio better than Sony MDR-XB950B1 & Sony NWZ-WH505?

  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has a straight plug

Why is Sony MDR-XB950B1 better than Beats by Dre Studio & Sony NWZ-WH505?

  • Lowest frequency
    3Hzvs20,5Hz
  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Impedance
    24 Ohmsvs40,40 Ohms
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has a rechargeable battery
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC

Why is Sony NWZ-WH505 better than Beats by Dre Studio & Sony MDR-XB950B1?

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Beats by Dre Studio
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony NWZ-WH505

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
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony NWZ-WH505

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
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony NWZ-WH505

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.can be folded
Beats by Dre Studio
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony NWZ-WH505

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

5.has a tangle free cable
Beats by Dre Studio
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony NWZ-WH505

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

For example

SoundMagic E11C

6.sweat resistant
Beats by Dre Studio
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony NWZ-WH505

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

For example

JBL Under Armour True Wireless Flash

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

28000Hz

25000Hz

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

3Hz

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 Studio
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony NWZ-WH505

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

115dB/mW

105dB/mW

105dB/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.impedance

40 Ohms

24 Ohms

40 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
Beats by Dre Studio
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony NWZ-WH505

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
Beats by Dre Studio
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony NWZ-WH505

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Beats by Dre Studio
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony NWZ-WH505

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Beats by Dre Studio
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony NWZ-WH505

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

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Beats by Dre Studio
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony NWZ-WH505

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Beats by Dre Studio
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony NWZ-WH505

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
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony NWZ-WH505

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.

4.Has WiFi
Beats by Dre Studio
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony NWZ-WH505

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Beats by Dre Studio
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony NWZ-WH505

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
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony NWZ-WH505

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
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony NWZ-WH505

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

4.has a noise canceling microphone
Beats by Dre Studio
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony NWZ-WH505

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

For example

Microsoft Surface Headphones

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