59points

Beats X

87points

Sony MDR-XB950B1

Beats X
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Beats X vs Sony MDR-XB950B1

Beats X
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Beats X
Sony MDR-XB950B1

Why is Beats X better than Sony MDR-XB950B1?

  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has an in-ear form
  • 3.25h shorter charge time
    0.75hvs4h

Why is Sony MDR-XB950B1 better than Beats X?

  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Can be folded
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • 10h longer battery life
    18hvs8h
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC

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Design

1.has a detachable cable
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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.

2.has stereo speakers
Beats X
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.

3.can be folded
Beats X
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

4.has an over-the-ear form
Beats X
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.

5.has a tangle free cable
Beats X
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

6.travel bag is included
Beats X
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

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Sound quality

1.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Beats X
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 X
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 X
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
Beats X
Sony MDR-XB950B1

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2. longer battery life

8h

18h

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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3.has a rechargeable battery
Beats X
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

4.charge time

0.75h

4h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.

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0.46h

5.has a removable battery
Beats X
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 X
Sony MDR-XB950B1

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

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

The device can connect to WiFi.

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Features

1.can be used as a headset
Beats X
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.

2.has an in-line control panel
Beats X
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.control panel placed on a device
Beats X
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.

4.number of microphones

2

1

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

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Parrot Zik Sport

8

5.warranty period

2

1

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.

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Treblab X2

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6.has a noise canceling microphone
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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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