23points
14points

Bose AE2

67points
48points

Sony MDR-XB950N1

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18 facts in comparison

Bose AE2 vs Sony MDR-XB950N1

Bose AE2
Sony MDR-XB950N1

Why is Bose AE2 better than Sony MDR-XB950N1?

  • 150g lighter
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    140gvs290g

Why is Sony MDR-XB950N1 better than Bose AE2?

  • Has passive noise reduction
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  • Has active noise cancellation (noise control)
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  • Has a neodymium magnet
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  • Can be used as a headset
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  • Can be used wirelessly
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  • Has a rechargeable battery
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  • Control panel placed on a device
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  • Has a straight plug
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Price comparison

Bose AE2

Buy used:

$100.00

ProductStorePrice
Bose AE2 aliexpressReplacement Earpads Ear Pad Cushion Cove...Replacement Earpads Ear Pad Cushion Cover Fit For BOSE QC35 QC25 QC15 AE2 Headphone Memory Foam Pads Ear Cover Repair Parts
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$2.23
Bose AE2 aliexpressReplacement Earpads Cushion For Bose Qui...Replacement Earpads Cushion For Bose QuietComfort2 QC2 QC15 QC25 QC35 AE2 AE2i AE2w SoundTrue SoundLink Headphones High Protein
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$4.02
Bose AE2 aliexpressReplacement Earpads Fit For BOSE QuietCo...Replacement Earpads Fit For BOSE QuietComfort 15 QC15 QC25 QC2 QC35/ Ae2 Ae2i Ae2w Headphones Ear Pads Earmuffs Cushions Kit
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$14.88
Bose AE2 aliexpressEar Pads Replacement Cushions for Bose Q...Ear Pads Replacement Cushions for Bose QuietComfort Headphones QC35/35ii/QC25/QC15/QC2/AE2/2i/AE2W Supreme Comfort Extra Durable
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$3.48
Bose AE2 aliexpress2pcs Replacement speakers parts Speaker ...2pcs Replacement speakers parts Speaker Driver for Bose quietcomfort QC2 QC15 QC25 QC3 AE2 OE2 40 mm drivers headphones 32 ohm
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$17.14

Sony MDR-XB950N1

Buy used:

$143.70

ProductStorePrice
Sony MDR-XB950N1 aliexpressUSED Sony XB950N1 Extra Bass Wireless No...USED Sony XB950N1 Extra Bass Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones, Black
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$109.25
Sony MDR-XB950N1 aliexpressUSED Sony XB950N1 Extra Bass Wireless No...USED Sony XB950N1 Extra Bass Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones, Black
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$106.40
Sony MDR-XB950N1 aliexpress4FT/6FT 4.4mm BALANCED Audio Cable For S...4FT/6FT 4.4mm BALANCED Audio Cable For SONY MDR-XB950N1 XB950B1 XB950 MDR-1A 1ABT 1ADAC 1ABP 100ABN 100AAP S12B1 HEADPHONES
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$25.13
Sony MDR-XB950N1 aliexpressFor Sony MDR XB950BT Earpads Headphone E...For Sony MDR XB950BT Earpads Headphone Ear Pads For SONY MDR-XB950BT XB950N1 Headphone Replacement Ear Pads Cushion Cups
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$6.08
Sony MDR-XB950N1 aliexpressFor SONY MDR-XB950BT MDR XB950 BT XB950N...For SONY MDR-XB950BT MDR XB950 BT XB950N1 XB950B1 XB950AP XB950/H Headphone Replacement Ear Pad Cushion Ear Cup Cover Earpads
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$12.34

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Bose AE2
Sony MDR-XB950N1
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
Bose AE2
Sony MDR-XB950N1
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
Bose AE2
Sony MDR-XB950N1
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
4.weight

140g

290g

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.
5.can be folded
Bose AE2
Sony MDR-XB950N1
Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.
6.travel bag is included
Bose AE2
Sony MDR-XB950N1
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

Sound quality

1.has passive noise reduction
Bose AE2
Sony MDR-XB950N1
The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
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.
3.has a neodymium magnet
Bose AE2
Sony MDR-XB950N1
Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
Bose AE2
Sony MDR-XB950N1
The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Bose AE2
Sony MDR-XB950N1
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Bose AE2
Sony MDR-XB950N1
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
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.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Bose AE2
Sony MDR-XB950N1
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.control panel placed on a device
Bose AE2
Sony MDR-XB950N1
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.

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