46points

Fostex TH-600

87points

Sony MDR-XB950B1

Fostex TH-600
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Fostex TH-600 vs Sony MDR-XB950B1

Fostex TH-600
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Fostex TH-600
Sony MDR-XB950B1

Why is Fostex TH-600 better than Sony MDR-XB950B1?

    Why is Sony MDR-XB950B1 better than Fostex TH-600?

    • 2Hz lower low-frequency
      3Hzvs5Hz
    • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
    • 1 Ohms lower impedance
      24 Ohmsvs25 Ohms
    • 125g lighter
      245gvs370g
    • 11dB/mW higher sound pressure level
      105dB/mWvs94dB/mW
    • Has a detachable cable
    • Can be folded
    • Can be used as a headset

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    Design

    1.has stereo speakers
    Fostex TH-600
    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 an over-the-ear form
    Fostex TH-600
    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.

    3.has a detachable cable
    Fostex TH-600
    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.

    4.weight

    370g

    245g

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    5.can be folded
    Fostex TH-600
    Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

    6.has a tangle free cable
    Fostex TH-600
    Sony MDR-XB950B1

    The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

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    Sound quality

    1.highest frequency

    45000Hz

    28000Hz

    The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

    Best

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    120000Hz

    2.lowest frequency

    5Hz

    3Hz

    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
    Fostex TH-600
    Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

    4.sound pressure level

    94dB/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

    5.driver unit size

    50mm

    40mm

    The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

    Best

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    106mm

    6.has a neodymium magnet
    Fostex TH-600
    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.

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    Power

    1.has a battery level indicator
    Fostex TH-600
    Sony MDR-XB950B1

    An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

    2.has a rechargeable battery
    Fostex TH-600
    Sony MDR-XB950B1

    The battery can be recharged and used over again.

    3.has a removable battery
    Fostex TH-600
    Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

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    Connectivity

    1.Can be used wirelessly
    Fostex TH-600
    Sony MDR-XB950B1

    Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

    2.has a 3.5mm male connector
    Fostex TH-600
    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
    Fostex TH-600
    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
    Fostex TH-600
    Sony MDR-XB950B1

    The device can connect to WiFi.

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    Features

    1.control panel placed on a device
    Fostex TH-600
    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
    Fostex TH-600
    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
    Fostex TH-600
    Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

    For example

    AKG N200 Wireless

    4.has a noise canceling microphone
    Fostex TH-600
    Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

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