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Libratone Q Adapt On-Ear

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Sony MDR-XB950B1

Libratone Q Adapt On-Ear
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Libratone Q Adapt On-Ear vs Sony MDR-XB950B1

Libratone Q Adapt On-Ear
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Libratone Q Adapt On-Ear
Sony MDR-XB950B1

Why is Libratone Q Adapt On-Ear better than Sony MDR-XB950B1?

  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Has an on-ear form

Why is Sony MDR-XB950B1 better than Libratone Q Adapt On-Ear?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Can be folded
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Has an L-shaped plug

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
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Sony MDR-XB950B1

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
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Sony MDR-XB950B1

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.has a detachable cable
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Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

4.can be folded
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Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

5.has a tangle free cable
Libratone Q Adapt On-Ear
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

For example

SoundMagic E11C

6.has an in-ear form
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Sony MDR-XB950B1

The in-ear device is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. It is inserted in the ear canal itself and blocks out a lot of environmental noise. It has stronger bass tones and is unlikely to fall out of the ear.

For example

AKG N200 Wireless

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Sound quality

1.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
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Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

2.driver unit size

40mm

40mm

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

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106mm

3.has a neodymium magnet
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Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

4.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Libratone Q Adapt On-Ear
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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
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Sony MDR-XB950B1

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
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Sony MDR-XB950B1

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
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Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
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Sony MDR-XB950B1

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.Bluetooth version

4.1

4.1

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RHA TrueConnect

5

3.has a 3.5mm male connector
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Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

4.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Libratone Q Adapt On-Ear
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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.

5.Has WiFi
Libratone Q Adapt On-Ear
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Libratone Q Adapt On-Ear
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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.can be used as a headset
Libratone Q Adapt On-Ear
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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.

3.has an in-line control panel
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Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

For example

AKG N200 Wireless

4.number of microphones

1

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

5.has a noise canceling microphone
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Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

For example

Microsoft Surface Headphones

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