56points
38points

Bose SoundSport Free

100points
71points

Sennheiser PXC 550

94points
61points

Sony WH-1000XM3

Bose SoundSport Free
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Cost-effectiveness winner
Sennheiser PXC 550
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Bose SoundSport Freevs Sennheiser PXC 550vs Sony WH-1000XM3

Bose SoundSport Free
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM3
56
points
Bose SoundSport Free
100
points
Sennheiser PXC 550
94
points
Sony WH-1000XM3

Why is Bose SoundSport Free better than the others?

  • Weight
    14.2gvs227,255g
  • Sweat resistant
    ?
  • Has included ear pads
    ?
  • Charge time
    ?

    2hvs3,3h
  • Has an in-ear form
    ?
  • Has wireless charging
    ?

Why is Sennheiser PXC 550 better than the others?

  • Has passive noise reduction
    ?
  • Has a mute function
    ?

Why is Sony WH-1000XM3 better than the others?

  • Battery life
    ?

    38hvs5,30h
  • Has voice prompts
    ?
  • Has USB Type-C
    ?

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
?

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

Bose SoundSport Free
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM3
2.has an over-the-ear form
?

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.

Bose SoundSport Free
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM3
3.has a detachable cable
?

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

Bose SoundSport Free
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM3
4.sweat resistant
?

Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

Bose SoundSport Free
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM3
5.weight
?

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

14.2g

227g

255g

6.travel bag is included
?

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

Bose SoundSport Free
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM3

Sound quality

1.has passive noise reduction
?

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

Bose SoundSport Free
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM3
2.has active noise cancelling (noise control)
?

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.

Bose SoundSport Free
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM3
3.has a neodymium magnet
?

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

Bose SoundSport Free
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM3

Power

1.Battery life
?

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.

Best

Sennheiser PXC 480

50h

5h

30h

38h

2.charge time
?

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.

Best

Sony Xperia Ear Duo

0.46h

2h

3h

3h

3.has a rechargeable battery
?

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Bose SoundSport Free
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM3
4.has a battery level indicator
?

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Bose SoundSport Free
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM3
5.has a removable battery
?

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

For example

Jaybird Run XT

Bose SoundSport Free
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM3
6.Has USB Type-C
?

The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.

Bose SoundSport Free
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM3

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
?

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

Bose SoundSport Free
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM3
2.has a 3.5mm male connector
?

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

Bose SoundSport Free
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM3
3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
?

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.

Bose SoundSport Free
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM3
4.Has Wi-Fi
?

The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Bose SoundSport Free
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM3
5.Has 802.11n Wi-Fi connection
?

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

Debussy Nathaniel

Bose SoundSport Free
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM3
6.Has fast 802.11ac Wi-Fi connection
?

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

Bose SoundSport Free
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM3

Features

1.can be used as a headset
?

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.

Bose SoundSport Free
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM3
2.control panel placed on a device
?

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.

Bose SoundSport Free
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM3
3.number of microphones
?

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

Best

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

8

2

3

3

4.has an in-line control panel
?

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

Bose SoundSport Free
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM3
5.has a noise canceling microphone
?

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

Bose SoundSport Free
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM3
6.Has voice prompts
?

With voice prompts, you will automatically receive information via audio messages – for instance, you may find out that the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.

Bose SoundSport Free
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM3

Miscellaneous

1.has a subwoofer
?

Devices with a subwoofer have a higher quality, deeper bass.

For example

Bose SoundSport Free

Bose SoundSport Free
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM3
2.has an external memory slot
?

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

For example

Bose SoundSport Free

Bose SoundSport Free
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM3
3.has AirPlay
?

AirPlay allows wireless connection of Apple devices with external screens or speakers. You may stream computer screen, video and music from iOS devices, play games like on consoles or present your slideshows easily on your TV.

For example

Bose SoundSport Free

Bose SoundSport Free
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM3
4.has a microphone input
?

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

For example

Bose SoundSport Free

Bose SoundSport Free
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM3
5.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
?

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

For example

Bose SoundSport Free

Bose SoundSport Free
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM3
6.has a sleep timer
?

A sleep timer is a function that shuts off the power after a preset amount of time.

For example

Bose SoundSport Free

Bose SoundSport Free
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM3

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