45points

Grado SR60i

86points

Philips SHB8850NC

88points

Sony WH-1000XM2

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Philips SHB8850NC
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Grado SR60i vs Philips SHB8850NC vs Sony WH-1000XM2

Grado SR60i
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM2
Grado SR60i
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM2

Why is Grado SR60i better than Philips SHB8850NC & Sony WH-1000XM2?

  • Weight
    125gvs232,275g

Why is Philips SHB8850NC better than Grado SR60i & Sony WH-1000XM2?

  • Impedance
    16 Ohmsvs32,46 Ohms
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Has voice commands
  • Wireless charging

Why is Sony WH-1000XM2 better than Grado SR60i & Philips SHB8850NC?

  • Highest frequency
    40000Hzvs20000,22000Hz
  • Lowest frequency
    4Hzvs20,10Hz
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has an L-shaped plug

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Design

1.weight

125g

232g

275g

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Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

2.has a detachable cable
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Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM2

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
Grado SR60i
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM2

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
Grado SR60i
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

5.has an over-the-ear form
Grado SR60i
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM2

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.

6.travel bag is included
Grado SR60i
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

22000Hz

40000Hz

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

20Hz

10Hz

4Hz

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.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Grado SR60i
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

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RHA TrueConnect

4.impedance

32 Ohms

16 Ohms

46 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

5.has a neodymium magnet
Grado SR60i
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM2

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.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Grado SR60i
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM2

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.

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Grado SR60i
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM2

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
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Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM2

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
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Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Grado SR60i
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM2

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
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Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Grado SR60i
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM2

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
Grado SR60i
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM2

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

5.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
Grado SR60i
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM2

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
Grado SR60i
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM2

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
Grado SR60i
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM2

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.control panel placed on a device
Grado SR60i
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM2

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.

3.has a noise canceling microphone
Grado SR60i
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

For example

Microsoft Surface Headphones

4.has voice commands
Grado SR60i
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

5.has an accelerometer
Grado SR60i
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

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Miscellaneous

1.wireless charging
Grado SR60i
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM2

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
Grado SR60i
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM2

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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