78points

Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless

88points

Philips SHB8850NC

Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
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Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless vs Philips SHB8850NC

Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
Philips SHB8850NC
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
Philips SHB8850NC
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88
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Why is Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless better than Philips SHB8850NC?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 19g lighter
    213gvs232g
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has an L-shaped plug

Why is Philips SHB8850NC better than Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless?

  • 2000Hz higher high-frequency
    22000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 6 Ohms lower impedance
    16 Ohmsvs22 Ohms
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be folded
  • Has a straight plug
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
  • Wireless charging

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
Philips SHB8850NC

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
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
Philips SHB8850NC

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

3.weight

213g

232g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.can be folded
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
Philips SHB8850NC

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

5.sweat resistant
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
Philips SHB8850NC

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

For example

JBL Under Armour True Wireless Flash

6.has included ear pads
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
Philips SHB8850NC

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

For example

JBL Under Armour True Wireless Flash

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

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

10Hz

10Hz

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.sound pressure level

109dB/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

4.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
Philips SHB8850NC

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

5.impedance

22 Ohms

16 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.has a neodymium magnet
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
Philips SHB8850NC

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 battery level indicator
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
Philips SHB8850NC

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
Philips SHB8850NC

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
Philips SHB8850NC

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
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
Philips SHB8850NC

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.Bluetooth version

4.1

4

Best

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC900BT

5

3.has a 3.5mm male connector
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
Philips SHB8850NC

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

4.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
Philips SHB8850NC

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.

5.Has WiFi
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
Philips SHB8850NC

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

6.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
Philips SHB8850NC

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

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
Philips SHB8850NC

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
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
Philips SHB8850NC

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.number of microphones

2

2

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

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

4.has a noise canceling microphone
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
Philips SHB8850NC

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

For example

Microsoft Surface Headphones

5.has voice commands
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
Philips SHB8850NC

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

6.has an accelerometer
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
Philips SHB8850NC

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

Miscellaneous

1.wireless charging
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
Philips SHB8850NC

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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