42points

JBL T280A

56points

Sony MDR-XB550AP

JBL T280A
Sony MDR-XB550AP
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JBL T280A vs Sony MDR-XB550AP

JBL T280A
Sony MDR-XB550AP
42
points
JBL T280A
56
points
Sony MDR-XB550AP

Why is JBL T280A better than Sony MDR-XB550AP?

  • 8 Ohms lower impedance
    ?

    16 Ohmsvs24 Ohms
  • 130g lighter
    ?

    50gvs180g
  • Travel bag is included
    ?
  • Has an in-ear form
    ?
  • Has a straight plug
    ?

Why is Sony MDR-XB550AP better than JBL T280A?

  • 15Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    5Hzvs20Hz
  • Has passive noise reduction
    ?
  • Has a neodymium magnet
    ?
  • 21mm bigger driver unit
    ?

    30mmvs9mm
  • Can be folded
    ?
  • Has a tangle free cable
    ?
  • Has an on-ear form
    ?
  • Has an L-shaped plug
    ?

Price comparison

JBL T280A

ProductStorePrice
JBL T280A AmazonJBL T280A Stereo Ear Headphones/Phone He...JBL T280A Stereo Ear Headphones/Phone Headset Black Pearl
Amazon logo
$29.79
JBL T280A AmazonJBL TUNE 110 - In-Ear Headphone with One...JBL TUNE 110 - In-Ear Headphone with One-Button Remote - Black
Amazon logo
$12.95
JBL T280A AmazonJBL Wired In-Ear Earphones Noise Reducti...JBL Wired In-Ear Earphones Noise Reduction Isolation Music Sport Running headphones Headset With Mic For Smartphone Headphones
Amazon logo
$33.59
JBL T280A AmazonJBL T290 Premium in-Ear Headphones with ...JBL T290 Premium in-Ear Headphones with mic, Flat Cord with Universal Remote, Pure bass
Amazon logo
$14.99
JBL T280A AmazonT280A (Black)
Amazon logo
$28.99
JBL T280A AmazonJBL J22a BLK High Performance In Ear Hea...JBL J22a BLK High Performance In Ear Headphones with JBL Drivers and Microphone, Black (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Amazon logo
$19.95
JBL T280A AmazonJBL T110 In Ear Headphones Black
Amazon logo
$12.95
JBL T280A AmazonJBL Lifestyle Tune 110BT Wireless in-Ear...JBL Lifestyle Tune 110BT Wireless in-Ear Headphones, Black
Amazon logo
$29.95
JBL T280A AmazonJBL J33a BLK Premium In Ear Headphones w...JBL J33a BLK Premium In Ear Headphones with JBL Drivers and Microphone, Black (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Amazon logo
$59.00
JBL T280A AmazonJBL Reflect Mini 2 Wireless in-Ear Sport...JBL Reflect Mini 2 Wireless in-Ear Sport Headphones with Three-Button Remote and Microphone - Black
Amazon logo
$42.50

Sony MDR-XB550AP

Buy used:

$321.48

ProductStorePrice
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony XB550AP Extra Bass On-Ear Headset/H...Sony XB550AP Extra Bass On-Ear Headset/Headphones with mic for phone call, Black
Amazon logo
$59.99
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony XB550AP Extra Bass On-Ear Headphone...Sony XB550AP Extra Bass On-Ear Headphone, Black (2017 model) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$37.00
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDR-XB450AP Extra Bass Headphone (R...Sony MDR-XB450AP Extra Bass Headphone (Red)
Amazon logo
$59.99
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDR-XB450AP Extra Bass Headphone - ...Sony MDR-XB450AP Extra Bass Headphone - Black (International Version U.S. Warranty May not Apply)
Amazon logo
$54.99
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDRV6 Studio Monitor Headphones wit...Sony MDRV6 Studio Monitor Headphones with CCAW Voice Coil
Amazon logo
$347.92
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony Monitor Series Closed Back Stereo S...Sony Monitor Series Closed Back Stereo Studio Headphones
Amazon logo
$349.95
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDRZX110AP ZX Series Extra Bass Sma...Sony MDRZX110AP ZX Series Extra Bass Smartphone Headset with Mic (Black)
Amazon logo
$20.99
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony Foldable Headphones with Smartphone...Sony Foldable Headphones with Smartphone Mic and Control - Metallic Black
Amazon logo
$24.99

Design

1.has stereo speakers
JBL T280A
Sony MDR-XB550AP
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 T280A
Sony MDR-XB550AP
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
3.sweat resistance
JBL T280A
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
4.weight

50g

180g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
5.weather-sealed (splashproof)
JBL T280A
Sony MDR-XB550AP
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
6.can be folded
JBL T280A
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

20Hz

5Hz

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

22000Hz

22000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
3.has passive noise reduction
JBL T280A
Sony MDR-XB550AP
The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
4.has active noise cancellation (noise control)
JBL T280A
Sony MDR-XB550AP
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.
5.sound pressure level

102dB/mW

102dB/mW

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

16 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.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
JBL T280A
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.has a 3.5mm male connector
JBL T280A
Sony MDR-XB550AP
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
3.supports Wi-Fi
JBL T280A
Sony MDR-XB550AP
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
JBL T280A
Sony MDR-XB550AP
A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.
2.has a noise-canceling microphone
JBL T280A
Sony MDR-XB550AP
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
3.number of microphones

1

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.control panel placed on a device
JBL T280A
Sony MDR-XB550AP
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.
5.Has an in-line control panel
JBL T280A
Sony MDR-XB550AP
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

Price comparison

JBL T280A

ProductStorePrice
JBL T280A AmazonJBL T280A Stereo Ear Headphones/Phone He...JBL T280A Stereo Ear Headphones/Phone Headset Black Pearl
Amazon logo
$29.79
JBL T280A AmazonJBL TUNE 110 - In-Ear Headphone with One...JBL TUNE 110 - In-Ear Headphone with One-Button Remote - Black
Amazon logo
$12.95
JBL T280A AmazonJBL Wired In-Ear Earphones Noise Reducti...JBL Wired In-Ear Earphones Noise Reduction Isolation Music Sport Running headphones Headset With Mic For Smartphone Headphones
Amazon logo
$33.59
JBL T280A AmazonJBL T290 Premium in-Ear Headphones with ...JBL T290 Premium in-Ear Headphones with mic, Flat Cord with Universal Remote, Pure bass
Amazon logo
$14.99
JBL T280A AmazonT280A (Black)
Amazon logo
$28.99
JBL T280A AmazonJBL J22a BLK High Performance In Ear Hea...JBL J22a BLK High Performance In Ear Headphones with JBL Drivers and Microphone, Black (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Amazon logo
$19.95
JBL T280A AmazonJBL T110 In Ear Headphones Black
Amazon logo
$12.95
JBL T280A AmazonJBL Lifestyle Tune 110BT Wireless in-Ear...JBL Lifestyle Tune 110BT Wireless in-Ear Headphones, Black
Amazon logo
$29.95
JBL T280A AmazonJBL J33a BLK Premium In Ear Headphones w...JBL J33a BLK Premium In Ear Headphones with JBL Drivers and Microphone, Black (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Amazon logo
$59.00
JBL T280A AmazonJBL Reflect Mini 2 Wireless in-Ear Sport...JBL Reflect Mini 2 Wireless in-Ear Sport Headphones with Three-Button Remote and Microphone - Black
Amazon logo
$42.50

Sony MDR-XB550AP

Buy used:

$321.48

ProductStorePrice
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony XB550AP Extra Bass On-Ear Headset/H...Sony XB550AP Extra Bass On-Ear Headset/Headphones with mic for phone call, Black
Amazon logo
$59.99
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony XB550AP Extra Bass On-Ear Headphone...Sony XB550AP Extra Bass On-Ear Headphone, Black (2017 model) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$37.00
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDR-XB450AP Extra Bass Headphone (R...Sony MDR-XB450AP Extra Bass Headphone (Red)
Amazon logo
$59.99
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDR-XB450AP Extra Bass Headphone - ...Sony MDR-XB450AP Extra Bass Headphone - Black (International Version U.S. Warranty May not Apply)
Amazon logo
$54.99
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDRV6 Studio Monitor Headphones wit...Sony MDRV6 Studio Monitor Headphones with CCAW Voice Coil
Amazon logo
$347.92
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony Monitor Series Closed Back Stereo S...Sony Monitor Series Closed Back Stereo Studio Headphones
Amazon logo
$349.95
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDRZX110AP ZX Series Extra Bass Sma...Sony MDRZX110AP ZX Series Extra Bass Smartphone Headset with Mic (Black)
Amazon logo
$20.99
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony Foldable Headphones with Smartphone...Sony Foldable Headphones with Smartphone Mic and Control - Metallic Black
Amazon logo
$24.99

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