64points

M-Audio Studiophile Q40

89points

Sony MDR-XB950B1

M-Audio Studiophile Q40
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M-Audio Studiophile Q40 vs Sony MDR-XB950B1

M-Audio Studiophile Q40
Sony MDR-XB950B1
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
Sony MDR-XB950B1
64
points
89
points

Why is M-Audio Studiophile Q40 better than Sony MDR-XB950B1?

  • Travel bag is included
  • Has a straight plug

Why is Sony MDR-XB950B1 better than M-Audio Studiophile Q40?

  • 8000Hz higher high-frequency
    28000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 7Hz lower low-frequency
    3Hzvs10Hz
  • 40 Ohms lower impedance
    24 Ohmsvs64 Ohms
  • 5g lighter
    245gvs250g
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Has included ear pads

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
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 a detachable cable
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
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.

3.has an over-the-ear form
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
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.

4.weight

250g

245g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has a tangle free cable
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

For example

SoundMagic E11C

6.sweat resistant
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
Sony MDR-XB950B1

Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

For example

JBL Under Armour True Wireless Flash

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

10Hz

3Hz

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

20000Hz

28000Hz

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.sound pressure level

116dB/mW

105dB/mW

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

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

4.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

5.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
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.

For example

JBL Live 650BTNC

6.has a neodymium magnet
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
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.

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
Sony MDR-XB950B1

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
Sony MDR-XB950B1

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
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.

4.Has WiFi
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
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
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
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
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
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

JBL Live 650BTNC

4.has a noise canceling microphone
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
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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