54points

Brainwavz HM9

49points

Sony XBA-1

Brainwavz HM9
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Brainwavz HM9 vs Sony XBA-1

Brainwavz HM9
Sony XBA-1
54
points
Brainwavz HM9
49
points
Sony XBA-1

Why is Brainwavz HM9 better than Sony XBA-1?

  • Has an over-the-ear form
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  • Has a detachable cable
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  • Can be used as a headset
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  • Can be folded
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  • Has a straight plug
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Why is Sony XBA-1 better than Brainwavz HM9?

  • 5Hz lower low-frequency
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    5Hzvs10Hz
  • 1000Hz higher high-frequency
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    25000Hzvs24000Hz
  • Has stereo speakers
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  • 4dB/mW higher sound pressure level
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    108dB/mWvs104dB/mW
  • 16 Ohms lower impedance
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    24 Ohmsvs40 Ohms
  • Has an in-ear form
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  • Has a tangle free cable
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  • Has an L-shaped plug
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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Brainwavz HM9
Sony XBA-1
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
Brainwavz HM9
Sony XBA-1
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
Brainwavz HM9
Sony XBA-1
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
4.sweat resistance
Brainwavz HM9
Sony XBA-1
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
5.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Brainwavz HM9
Sony XBA-1
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
6.can be folded
Brainwavz HM9
Sony XBA-1
Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

10Hz

5Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
2.highest frequency

24000Hz

25000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
3.has passive noise reduction
Brainwavz HM9
Sony XBA-1
The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
4.has active noise cancellation (noise control)
Brainwavz HM9
Sony XBA-1
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.
5.sound pressure level

104dB/mW

108dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
6.impedance

40 Ohms

24 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.

Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
Brainwavz HM9
Sony XBA-1
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
2.has a battery level indicator
Brainwavz HM9
Sony XBA-1
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
3.has a removable battery
Brainwavz HM9
Sony XBA-1
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Brainwavz HM9
Sony XBA-1
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Brainwavz HM9
Sony XBA-1
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Brainwavz HM9
Sony XBA-1
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.supports Wi-Fi
Brainwavz HM9
Sony XBA-1
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Brainwavz HM9
Sony XBA-1
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.has a noise-canceling microphone
Brainwavz HM9
Sony XBA-1
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
3.control panel placed on a device
Brainwavz HM9
Sony XBA-1
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.
4.Has an in-line control panel
Brainwavz HM9
Sony XBA-1
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

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