61points

JVC HA-NCX78

94points

Sennheiser PXC 550

JVC HA-NCX78
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Sennheiser PXC 550
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JVC HA-NCX78 vs Sennheiser PXC 550

JVC HA-NCX78
Sennheiser PXC 550
JVC HA-NCX78
Sennheiser PXC 550

Why is JVC HA-NCX78 better than Sennheiser PXC 550?

  • 190g lighter
    37gvs227g
  • 454 Ohms lower impedance
    36 Ohmsvs490 Ohms
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has an earbud form

Why is Sennheiser PXC 550 better than JVC HA-NCX78?

  • 1000Hz higher high-frequency
    23000Hzvs22000Hz
  • 1Hz lower low-frequency
    17Hzvs18Hz
  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 5dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    110dB/mWvs105dB/mW
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has an over-the-ear form

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
JVC HA-NCX78
Sennheiser PXC 550

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
JVC HA-NCX78
Sennheiser PXC 550

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.weight

37g

227g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.has a detachable cable
JVC HA-NCX78
Sennheiser PXC 550

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

5.can be folded
JVC HA-NCX78
Sennheiser PXC 550

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

6.has included ear pads
JVC HA-NCX78
Sennheiser PXC 550

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

18Hz

17Hz

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

22000Hz

23000Hz

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
JVC HA-NCX78
Sennheiser PXC 550

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

105dB/mW

110dB/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.impedance

36 Ohms

490 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

6.has a neodymium magnet
JVC HA-NCX78
Sennheiser PXC 550

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
JVC HA-NCX78
Sennheiser PXC 550

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
JVC HA-NCX78
Sennheiser PXC 550

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
JVC HA-NCX78
Sennheiser PXC 550

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
JVC HA-NCX78
Sennheiser PXC 550

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

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
JVC HA-NCX78
Sennheiser PXC 550

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.

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
JVC HA-NCX78
Sennheiser PXC 550

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.has an in-line control panel
JVC HA-NCX78
Sennheiser PXC 550

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

3.can be used as a headset
JVC HA-NCX78
Sennheiser PXC 550

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.

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