51points

Beats by Dre Tour

95points

Sennheiser PXC 550

62points

Shure SRH1540

87points

Sony MDR-XB950B1

Beats by Dre Tour
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Beats by Dre Tour vs Sennheiser PXC 550 vs Shure SRH1540 vs Sony MDR-XB950B1

Beats by Dre Tour
Sennheiser PXC 550
Shure SRH1540
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Beats by Dre Tour
Sennheiser PXC 550
Shure SRH1540
Sony MDR-XB950B1

Why is Beats by Dre Tour better than Sennheiser PXC 550 & Shure SRH1540 & Sony MDR-XB950B1?

  • Weight
    19.8gvs227,286,245g
  • Has an in-ear form

Why is Sennheiser PXC 550 better than Beats by Dre Tour & Shure SRH1540 & Sony MDR-XB950B1?

  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)

Why is Shure SRH1540 better than Beats by Dre Tour & Sennheiser PXC 550 & Sony MDR-XB950B1?

    Why is Sony MDR-XB950B1 better than Beats by Dre Tour & Sennheiser PXC 550 & Shure SRH1540?

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      Design

      1.has stereo speakers
      Beats by Dre Tour
      Sennheiser PXC 550
      Shure SRH1540
      Sony MDR-XB950B1

      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 Tour
      Sennheiser PXC 550
      Shure SRH1540
      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.weight

      19.8g

      227g

      286g

      245g

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      4.has a detachable cable
      Beats by Dre Tour
      Sennheiser PXC 550
      Shure SRH1540
      Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

      5.has an in-ear form
      Beats by Dre Tour
      Sennheiser PXC 550
      Shure SRH1540
      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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      Sennheiser PXC 550
      Shure SRH1540
      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
      Beats by Dre Tour
      Sennheiser PXC 550
      Shure SRH1540
      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)
      Beats by Dre Tour
      Sennheiser PXC 550
      Shure SRH1540
      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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      Sennheiser PXC 550
      Shure SRH1540
      Sony MDR-XB950B1

      An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

      2.has a rechargeable battery
      Beats by Dre Tour
      Sennheiser PXC 550
      Shure SRH1540
      Sony MDR-XB950B1

      The battery can be recharged and used over again.

      3.has a removable battery
      Beats by Dre Tour
      Sennheiser PXC 550
      Shure SRH1540
      Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

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      Connectivity

      1.Can be used wirelessly
      Beats by Dre Tour
      Sennheiser PXC 550
      Shure SRH1540
      Sony MDR-XB950B1

      Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

      2.has a 3.5mm male connector
      Beats by Dre Tour
      Sennheiser PXC 550
      Shure SRH1540
      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
      Beats by Dre Tour
      Sennheiser PXC 550
      Shure SRH1540
      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
      Beats by Dre Tour
      Sennheiser PXC 550
      Shure SRH1540
      Sony MDR-XB950B1

      The device can connect to WiFi.

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      Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

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      Features

      1.control panel placed on a device
      Beats by Dre Tour
      Sennheiser PXC 550
      Shure SRH1540
      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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      Sennheiser PXC 550
      Shure SRH1540
      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
      Beats by Dre Tour
      Sennheiser PXC 550
      Shure SRH1540
      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
      Beats by Dre Tour
      Sennheiser PXC 550
      Shure SRH1540
      Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

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