46points

JBL J55

56points

Sony MDR-XB400

JBL J55
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Sony MDR-XB400
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17 facts in comparison

JBL J55 vs Sony MDR-XB400

JBL J55
Sony MDR-XB400
JBL J55
Sony MDR-XB400
46
points
56
points

Why is JBL J55 better than Sony MDR-XB400?

  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has a straight plug

Why is Sony MDR-XB400 better than JBL J55?

  • 5Hz lower low-frequency
    5Hzvs10Hz
  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 16 Ohms lower impedance
    24 Ohmsvs40 Ohms
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has an L-shaped plug

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
JBL J55
Sony MDR-XB400

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
JBL J55
Sony MDR-XB400

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

3.has a tangle free cable
JBL J55
Sony MDR-XB400

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

4.travel bag is included
JBL J55
Sony MDR-XB400

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

5.has an L-shaped plug
JBL J55
Sony MDR-XB400

An L-shaped plug is better if the jack is on the left or right side of the device, so that the cable isn't bent, and is less likely to break when the device is in your pocket.

6.has an on-ear form
JBL J55
Sony MDR-XB400

This device comfortably rests on top of your outer ears. As it doesn't block out everything from the outside world, it's preferred in places like office environments and recommended for outdoor activities.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

24000Hz

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

5Hz

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
JBL J55
Sony MDR-XB400

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

4.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.

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

5.has a neodymium magnet
JBL J55
Sony MDR-XB400

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.driver unit size

40mm

30mm

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

Best

Audeze LCD2 Classic

106mm

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
JBL J55
Sony MDR-XB400

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

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
JBL J55
Sony MDR-XB400

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.

For example

JBL Under Armour True Wireless Flash

2.has an in-line control panel
JBL J55
Sony MDR-XB400

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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