54points

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H3

50points

Sony XBA-H1

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Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H3 vs Sony XBA-H1

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H3
Sony XBA-H1
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H3
Sony XBA-H1

Why is Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H3 better than Sony XBA-H1?

  • 22 Ohms lower impedance
    18 Ohmsvs40 Ohms
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has a straight plug

Why is Sony XBA-H1 better than Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H3?

  • 9000Hz higher high-frequency
    25000Hzvs16000Hz
  • 15Hz lower low-frequency
    5Hzvs20Hz
  • 5.8g lighter
    7gvs12.8g
  • 5dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    105dB/mWvs100dB/mW
  • Has an L-shaped plug

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H3
Sony XBA-H1

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

7g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

3.has an in-ear form
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H3
Sony XBA-H1

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.

4.has included ear pads
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H3
Sony XBA-H1

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

5.travel bag is included
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Sony XBA-H1

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

6.has an L-shaped plug
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H3
Sony XBA-H1

An L-shaped plug is better if the jack is on the left or right side of the device, so that the cable isn't bent, and is less likely to break when the device is in your pocket.

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

20Hz

5Hz

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

Best

Sony MH1CBLK

1Hz

2.highest frequency

16000Hz

25000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

Best

Sony MDR-Z1R

120000Hz

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H3
Sony XBA-H1

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

105dB/mW

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

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

5.impedance

18 Ohms

40 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.

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

6.driver unit size

10.8mm

9mm

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

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Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H3
Sony XBA-H1

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

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Features

1.has an in-line control panel
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H3
Sony XBA-H1

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

2.can be used as a headset
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H3
Sony XBA-H1

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.

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