43points

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H3

44points

Bowers & Wilkins C5

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Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H3 vs Bowers & Wilkins C5

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Bowers & Wilkins C5

Why is Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H3 better than Bowers & Wilkins C5?

  • 14 Ohms lower impedance
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    18 Ohmsvs32 Ohms
  • Can be used as a headset
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  • 1.8mm bigger driver unit
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    10.8mmvs9mm
  • 7.2g lighter
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    12.8gvs20g
  • 0.15m longer cable
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    1.35mvs1.2m

Why is Bowers & Wilkins C5 better than Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H3?

  • 10Hz lower low-frequency
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    10Hzvs20Hz
  • 4000Hz higher high-frequency
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    20000Hzvs16000Hz
  • 18dB/mW higher sound pressure level
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    118dB/mWvs100dB/mW
  • Has a neodymium magnet
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Price comparison

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H3

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$100.00

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Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H3 AmazonBang & Olufsen H3 2nd Generation In-Ear ...Bang & Olufsen H3 2nd Generation In-Ear Earphones for iOS - Black - 1643226
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$124.43
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H3 AmazonBang & Olufsen H3 2nd Generation In-Ear ...Bang & Olufsen H3 2nd Generation In-Ear Earphones for iOS - Natural - 1643246
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$150.00
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H3 AmazonBang & Olufsen H3 2nd Generation in-Ear ...Bang & Olufsen H3 2nd Generation in-Ear Earphones for iOS - Champagne
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$113.30
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H3 AmazonB&O Play by Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H3 (G...B&O Play by Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H3 (Gold)
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$395.00

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.weight

12.8g

20g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
3.travel bag is included
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Bowers & Wilkins C5
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
4.has an in-ear form
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Bowers & Wilkins C5
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.
5.cable length

1.35m

1.2m

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
6.has a straight plug
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A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

20Hz

10Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
2.highest frequency

16000Hz

20000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
3.has passive noise reduction
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Bowers & Wilkins C5
The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
4.sound pressure level

100dB/mW

118dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
5.impedance

18 Ohms

32 Ohms

Impedance is the device’s electrical resistance to the current being pushed through it. The lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.
6.has a neodymium magnet
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Bowers & Wilkins C5
Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

Connectivity

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

Features

1.can be used as a headset
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A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.
2.Has an in-line control panel
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There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

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