51points

Beats by Dre Tour 2

48points

HiFiMAN HE-500

87points

Sony MDR-XB950B1

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Beats by Dre Tour 2 vs HiFiMAN HE-500 vs Sony MDR-XB950B1

Beats by Dre Tour 2
HiFiMAN HE-500
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Beats by Dre Tour 2
HiFiMAN HE-500
Sony MDR-XB950B1

Why is Beats by Dre Tour 2 better than HiFiMAN HE-500 & Sony MDR-XB950B1?

  • Weight
    20gvs502,245g
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Sweat resistant
  • Has an in-ear form

Why is HiFiMAN HE-500 better than Beats by Dre Tour 2 & Sony MDR-XB950B1?

  • Has a straight plug
  • Has an open-back design

Why is Sony MDR-XB950B1 better than Beats by Dre Tour 2 & HiFiMAN HE-500?

  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Has a rechargeable battery
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
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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
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HiFiMAN HE-500
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

4.weight

20g

502g

245g

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5.has an in-ear form
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HiFiMAN HE-500
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

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Sound quality

1.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
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HiFiMAN HE-500
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

2.has a neodymium magnet
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HiFiMAN HE-500
Sony MDR-XB950B1

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

3.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
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Sony MDR-XB950B1

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.

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
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An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
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HiFiMAN HE-500
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
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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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Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
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Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
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HiFiMAN HE-500
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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
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Sony MDR-XB950B1

The device can connect to WiFi.

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
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HiFiMAN HE-500
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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.has an in-line control panel
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HiFiMAN HE-500
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

3.can be used as a headset
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HiFiMAN HE-500
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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.

4.has a noise canceling microphone
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These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

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