55points

Beyerdynamic DT 860 Edition

86points

Philips SHB8850NC

88points

Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

Beyerdynamic DT 860 Edition
Philips SHB8850NC
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Beyerdynamic DT 860 Edition vs Philips SHB8850NC vs Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

Beyerdynamic DT 860 Edition
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Beyerdynamic DT 860 Edition
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

Why is Beyerdynamic DT 860 Edition better than Philips SHB8850NC & Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT?

  • Lowest frequency
    5Hzvs10,18Hz
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Travel bag is included

Why is Philips SHB8850NC better than Beyerdynamic DT 860 Edition & Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT?

  • Impedance
    16 Ohmsvs32,18 Ohms
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Has an on-ear form
  • Wireless charging
  • Has voice commands

Why is Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT better than Beyerdynamic DT 860 Edition & Philips SHB8850NC?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Weight
    221.1gvs425,232g
  • Sound pressure level
    113dB/mWvs97,105dB/mW
  • Has an L-shaped plug

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Beyerdynamic DT 860 Edition
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

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 an over-the-ear form
Beyerdynamic DT 860 Edition
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

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.

3.has a detachable cable
Beyerdynamic DT 860 Edition
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

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

4.weight

425g

232g

221.1g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Beyerdynamic DT 860 Edition
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

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

6.has a tangle free cable
Beyerdynamic DT 860 Edition
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

35000Hz

22000Hz

22000Hz

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

2.lowest frequency

5Hz

10Hz

18Hz

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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Beyerdynamic DT 860 Edition
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

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

97dB/mW

105dB/mW

113dB/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.has a neodymium magnet
Beyerdynamic DT 860 Edition
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

6.impedance

32 Ohms

16 Ohms

18 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

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Beyerdynamic DT 860 Edition
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Beyerdynamic DT 860 Edition
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Beyerdynamic DT 860 Edition
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

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

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Beyerdynamic DT 860 Edition
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Beyerdynamic DT 860 Edition
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

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

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Beyerdynamic DT 860 Edition
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

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
Beyerdynamic DT 860 Edition
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

5.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
Beyerdynamic DT 860 Edition
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

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.

For example

JBL Reflect Contour 2

6.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Beyerdynamic DT 860 Edition
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

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.

For example

RHA TrueConnect

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Beyerdynamic DT 860 Edition
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

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
Beyerdynamic DT 860 Edition
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

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 a noise canceling microphone
Beyerdynamic DT 860 Edition
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

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

For example

Microsoft Surface Headphones

4.has voice commands
Beyerdynamic DT 860 Edition
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

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

5.has an accelerometer
Beyerdynamic DT 860 Edition
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

For example

Sony Xperia Ear Duo

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Miscellaneous

1.wireless charging
Beyerdynamic DT 860 Edition
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

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

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