38points

Beats by Dre urBeats SE

89points

Sony MDR-XB950B1

Beats by Dre urBeats SE
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Sony MDR-XB950B1
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35 facts in comparison

Beats by Dre urBeats SE vs Sony MDR-XB950B1

Beats by Dre urBeats SE
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Beats by Dre urBeats SE
Sony MDR-XB950B1
38
points
89
points

Why is Beats by Dre urBeats SE better than Sony MDR-XB950B1?

  • 227g lighter
    18gvs245g
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has an earbud form

Why is Sony MDR-XB950B1 better than Beats by Dre urBeats SE?

  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Can be folded
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • 31mm bigger driver unit
    40mmvs9mm

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Beats by Dre urBeats SE
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 a detachable cable
Beats by Dre urBeats SE
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.

3.has an over-the-ear form
Beats by Dre urBeats SE
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.

4.weight

18g

245g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has a tangle free cable
Beats by Dre urBeats SE
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

6.can be folded
Beats by Dre urBeats SE
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

Sound quality

1.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Beats by Dre urBeats SE
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 urBeats SE
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 urBeats SE
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.

For example

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC900BT

4.driver unit size

9mm

40mm

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

Best

Audeze LCD2 Classic

106mm

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Beats by Dre urBeats SE
Sony MDR-XB950B1

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Beats by Dre urBeats SE
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Beats by Dre urBeats SE
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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 urBeats SE
Sony MDR-XB950B1

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Beats by Dre urBeats SE
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 urBeats SE
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 urBeats SE
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Beats by Dre urBeats SE
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.can be used as a headset
Beats by Dre urBeats SE
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.

3.has an in-line control panel
Beats by Dre urBeats SE
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

4.number of microphones

1

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

5.has a noise canceling microphone
Beats by Dre urBeats SE
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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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