44points

Bose SIE2i

89points

Sony MDR-XB950B1

Bose SIE2i
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Bose SIE2i vs Sony MDR-XB950B1

Bose SIE2i
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Bose SIE2i
Sony MDR-XB950B1
44
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89
points

Why is Bose SIE2i better than Sony MDR-XB950B1?

  • 227g lighter
    18gvs245g
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Sweat resistant
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has an in-ear form
  • Weather sealed

Why is Sony MDR-XB950B1 better than Bose SIE2i?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Can be folded
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Has a battery level indicator

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Bose SIE2i
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.

2.has a detachable cable
Bose SIE2i
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.

3.has an over-the-ear form
Bose SIE2i
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.

4.weight

18g

245g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has a tangle free cable
Bose SIE2i
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

For example

SoundMagic E11C

6.has included ear pads
Bose SIE2i
Sony MDR-XB950B1

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

Sound quality

1.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Bose SIE2i
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
Bose SIE2i
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)
Bose SIE2i
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.

For example

JBL Live 650BTNC

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Bose SIE2i
Sony MDR-XB950B1

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Bose SIE2i
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Bose SIE2i
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Bose SIE2i
Sony MDR-XB950B1

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Bose SIE2i
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
Bose SIE2i
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
Bose SIE2i
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Bose SIE2i
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.

2.can be used as a headset
Bose SIE2i
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.

3.has an in-line control panel
Bose SIE2i
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

4.number of microphones

1

1

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

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

5.has a noise canceling microphone
Bose SIE2i
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

For example

Microsoft Surface Headphones

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