53points

Denon Music Maniac AH-C400

86points

Philips SHB8850NC

Denon Music Maniac AH-C400
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Denon Music Maniac AH-C400 vs Philips SHB8850NC

Denon Music Maniac AH-C400
Philips SHB8850NC

Why is Denon Music Maniac AH-C400 better than Philips SHB8850NC?

  • 6Hz lower low-frequency
    4Hzvs10Hz
  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 223g lighter
    9gvs232g
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has an in-ear form

Why is Philips SHB8850NC better than Denon Music Maniac AH-C400?

  • 2000Hz higher high-frequency
    22000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 27 Ohms lower impedance
    16 Ohmsvs43 Ohms
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Control panel placed on a device

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Design

1.weight

9g

232g

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3g

2.has a detachable cable
Denon Music Maniac AH-C400
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.has stereo speakers
Denon Music Maniac AH-C400
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.

4.can be folded
Denon Music Maniac AH-C400
Philips SHB8850NC

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

5.travel bag is included
Denon Music Maniac AH-C400
Philips SHB8850NC

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

6.has included ear pads
Denon Music Maniac AH-C400
Philips SHB8850NC

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

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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.

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120000Hz

2.lowest frequency

4Hz

10Hz

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

Best

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1Hz

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Denon Music Maniac AH-C400
Philips SHB8850NC

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

4.impedance

43 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.

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4 Ohms

5.has a neodymium magnet
Denon Music Maniac AH-C400
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.

6.sound pressure level

106dB/mW

105dB/mW

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

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AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Denon Music Maniac AH-C400
Philips SHB8850NC

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Denon Music Maniac AH-C400
Philips SHB8850NC

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Denon Music Maniac AH-C400
Philips SHB8850NC

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

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Denon Music Maniac AH-C400
Philips SHB8850NC

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Denon Music Maniac AH-C400
Philips SHB8850NC

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

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Denon Music Maniac AH-C400
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.

4.Has WiFi
Denon Music Maniac AH-C400
Philips SHB8850NC

The device can connect to WiFi.

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Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

5.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
Denon Music Maniac AH-C400
Philips SHB8850NC

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

6.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Denon Music Maniac AH-C400
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

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Features

1.can be used as a headset
Denon Music Maniac AH-C400
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.

2.has an in-line control panel
Denon Music Maniac AH-C400
Philips SHB8850NC

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

3.control panel placed on a device
Denon Music Maniac AH-C400
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.

4.number of microphones

1

2

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

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8

5.has a noise canceling microphone
Denon Music Maniac AH-C400
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

6.has voice commands
Denon Music Maniac AH-C400
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.

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Miscellaneous

1.wireless charging
Denon Music Maniac AH-C400
Philips SHB8850NC

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

2.can be controlled remotely
Denon Music Maniac AH-C400
Philips SHB8850NC

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

For example

Audio-Technica ATH-CKR7TW

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