71points

Beats Solo 3 Wireless

86points

Philips SHB8850NC

Beats Solo 3 Wireless
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Beats Solo 3 Wireless vs Philips SHB8850NC

Beats Solo 3 Wireless
Philips SHB8850NC
Beats Solo 3 Wireless
Philips SHB8850NC

Why is Beats Solo 3 Wireless better than Philips SHB8850NC?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 17g lighter
    215gvs232g
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has an L-shaped plug

Why is Philips SHB8850NC better than Beats Solo 3 Wireless?

  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • 1 more microphone(s)
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  • Has a straight plug
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
  • Has an open-back design
  • Wireless charging
  • Has voice commands

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Beats Solo 3 Wireless
Philips SHB8850NC

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

2.weight

215g

232g

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3.has a detachable cable
Beats Solo 3 Wireless
Philips SHB8850NC

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

4.can be folded
Beats Solo 3 Wireless
Philips SHB8850NC

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

5.sweat resistant
Beats Solo 3 Wireless
Philips SHB8850NC

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

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6.has included ear pads
Beats Solo 3 Wireless
Philips SHB8850NC

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

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Sound quality

1.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Beats Solo 3 Wireless
Philips SHB8850NC

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 Solo 3 Wireless
Philips SHB8850NC

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 Solo 3 Wireless
Philips SHB8850NC

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. longer battery life

40h

16h

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.

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2.has a battery level indicator
Beats Solo 3 Wireless
Philips SHB8850NC

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

3.has a rechargeable battery
Beats Solo 3 Wireless
Philips SHB8850NC

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

4.has a removable battery
Beats Solo 3 Wireless
Philips SHB8850NC

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

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Beats Solo 3 Wireless
Philips SHB8850NC

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Beats Solo 3 Wireless
Philips SHB8850NC

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 Solo 3 Wireless
Philips SHB8850NC

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 Solo 3 Wireless
Philips SHB8850NC

The device can connect to WiFi.

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5.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
Beats Solo 3 Wireless
Philips SHB8850NC

802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.

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6.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Beats Solo 3 Wireless
Philips SHB8850NC

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Beats Solo 3 Wireless
Philips SHB8850NC

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
Beats Solo 3 Wireless
Philips SHB8850NC

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 Solo 3 Wireless
Philips SHB8850NC

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.number of microphones

1

2

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

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5.has a noise canceling microphone
Beats Solo 3 Wireless
Philips SHB8850NC

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

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6.has voice commands
Beats Solo 3 Wireless
Philips SHB8850NC

You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.

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Miscellaneous

1.wireless charging
Beats Solo 3 Wireless
Philips SHB8850NC

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

2.can be controlled remotely
Beats Solo 3 Wireless
Philips SHB8850NC

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

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