65points

JBL J88

57points

Sony MDR-V55

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JBL J88 vs Sony MDR-V55

JBL J88
Sony MDR-V55
JBL J88
Sony MDR-V55
65
points
57
points

Why is JBL J88 better than Sony MDR-V55?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 8 Ohms lower impedance
    32 Ohmsvs40 Ohms
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has included ear pads

Why is Sony MDR-V55 better than JBL J88?

  • 1000Hz higher high-frequency
    25000Hzvs24000Hz
  • 3Hz lower low-frequency
    5Hzvs8Hz
  • Has stereo speakers
  • 687g lighter
    220gvs907g
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has an on-ear form

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
JBL J88
Sony MDR-V55

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 J88
Sony MDR-V55

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

3.has an over-the-ear form
JBL J88
Sony MDR-V55

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.

4.weight

907g

220g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has a tangle free cable
JBL J88
Sony MDR-V55

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

6.has included ear pads
JBL J88
Sony MDR-V55

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

8Hz

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

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.

Best

Sony MDR-Z1R

120000Hz

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
JBL J88
Sony MDR-V55

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

4.has a neodymium magnet
JBL J88
Sony MDR-V55

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

5.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
JBL J88
Sony MDR-V55

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.

6.impedance

32 Ohms

40 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

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
JBL J88
Sony MDR-V55

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

Features

1.has an in-line control panel
JBL J88
Sony MDR-V55

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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