71points

Microsoft Surface Earbuds

77points

Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

Microsoft Surface Earbuds
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Microsoft Surface Earbuds vs Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

Microsoft Surface Earbuds
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

Why is Microsoft Surface Earbuds better than Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT?

  • Has active noise cancellation (noise control)
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  • Sweat resistance
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  • Weather-sealed (splashproof)
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  • Has a noise-canceling microphone
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  • 2 more microphone(s)
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    4vs2
  • Has USB Type-C
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  • 0.2 newer Bluetooth version
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    4.2vs4
  • Has an earbud form
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Why is Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT better than Microsoft Surface Earbuds?

  • 17h longer battery life
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    25hvs8h
  • Has passive noise reduction
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  • Has a neodymium magnet
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  • 2000Hz higher high-frequency
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    22000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 2Hz lower low-frequency
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    18Hzvs20Hz
  • 1 more years under manufacturer's warranty
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    2vs1
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
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  • Has an L-shaped plug
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Price comparison

Microsoft Surface Earbuds

ProductStorePrice
Microsoft Surface Earbuds AmazonNEW Microsoft Surface Earbuds
Amazon logo
$162.73
Microsoft Surface Earbuds AmazonMicrosoft Surface Earbuds - Graphite (HV...Microsoft Surface Earbuds - Graphite (HVM-00011)
Amazon logo
$199.99
Microsoft Surface Earbuds AmazonMicrosoft Surface Earbuds (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$139.97
Microsoft Surface Earbuds AmazonSAMSUNG Galaxy Buds Live True Wireless E...SAMSUNG Galaxy Buds Live True Wireless Earbuds US Version Active Noise Cancelling Wireless Charging Case Included, Mystic Bronze
Amazon logo
$149.00
Microsoft Surface Earbuds AmazonJBL LIVE 300, Premium True Wireless Head...JBL LIVE 300, Premium True Wireless Headphone, Black
Amazon logo
$149.95
Microsoft Surface Earbuds AmazonMicrosoft Surface Headphones
Amazon logo
$139.00
Microsoft Surface Earbuds AmazonJabra Elite 85t True Wireless Bluetooth ...Jabra Elite 85t True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds, Titanium Black – Advanced Noise-Cancelling Earbuds with Charging Case for Calls & Music – Wireless Earbuds with Superior Sound & Premium Comfort
Amazon logo
$229.99
Microsoft Surface Earbuds AmazonSENNHEISER CX 400BT True Wireless Earbud...SENNHEISER CX 400BT True Wireless Earbuds - Bluetooth In-Ear Headphones for Music and Calls - with Noise Cancellation and Customizable Touch Controls, Black
Amazon logo
$129.95
Microsoft Surface Earbuds AmazonBose Sport Earbuds - True Wireless Earph...Bose Sport Earbuds - True Wireless Earphones - Bluetooth In Ear Headphones for Workouts and Running, Triple Black
Amazon logo
$179.00

Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

Buy used:

$67.95

ProductStorePrice
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT AmazonSENNHEISER HD 4.40 Around Ear Bluetooth ...SENNHEISER HD 4.40 Around Ear Bluetooth Wireless Headphones - Black
Amazon logo
$149.00

Design

1.sweat resistance
Microsoft Surface Earbuds
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
2.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Microsoft Surface Earbuds
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
3.has stereo speakers
Microsoft Surface Earbuds
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
4.is dustproof and water-resistant
Microsoft Surface Earbuds
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
5.wingtips included
Microsoft Surface Earbuds
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
These earbuds come with wingtips that can be attached for a more secure fit. Wingtips come in handy for sports and other physical activities. When used correctly, they prevent the earbuds from falling off.
6.has an in-ear form
Microsoft Surface Earbuds
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
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.
7.Ingress Protection (IP) rating

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The Ingress Protection (IP) rating classifies the degree of protection against dust and water. Higher ratings are better. For example, a device rated IP68 can resist immersion into water for a certain time, specified by the manufacturer.
8.has an earbud form
Microsoft Surface Earbuds
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
The earbud form is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. For some people it is more comfortable than in-ear form.
9.weight

14.2g

221.1g

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.

Sound quality

1.has active noise cancellation (noise control)
Microsoft Surface Earbuds
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
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.
2.has passive noise reduction
Microsoft Surface Earbuds
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
3.has a neodymium magnet
Microsoft Surface Earbuds
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
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.driver unit size

13.6mm

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

20000Hz

22000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
7.sound pressure level

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113dB/mW

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

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The diaphragm moves air back and forth to create sound. The bigger the diaphragm, the more bass it can produce.

Microphone

1.has a noise-canceling microphone
Microsoft Surface Earbuds
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
3.mic sensitivity

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It's the 'loudness' of the sound that the microphone can pick up.
4.highest mic frequency

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The highest frequency that the mic can pick up. Better for recording treble.
5.lowest mic frequency

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The lowest frequency that the mic can pick up. Better for recording bass.

Power

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.
2.has a battery level indicator
Microsoft Surface Earbuds
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
3.charge time

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2h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
4.has a rechargeable battery
Microsoft Surface Earbuds
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
5.Battery life of charging case

24h

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The battery life of the charging case as given by the manufacturer. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your headphones on the go multiple times before having to recharge the case itself.
6.has wireless charging
Microsoft Surface Earbuds
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.
7.battery power

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600mAh

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.

Connectivity

1.Has Bluetooth aptX
Microsoft Surface Earbuds
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Bluetooth aptX is an audio codec used for transmitting hi-resolution audio wirelessly from Bluetooth-enabled devices. Developed by Qualcomm, the aptX audio technology includes variations such as aptX HD, aptX Low Latency, and aptX Adaptive.
2.Has USB Type-C
Microsoft Surface Earbuds
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
3.Can be used wirelessly
Microsoft Surface Earbuds
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
5.maximum Bluetooth range

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10m

The device can connect at a greater distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.
6.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Microsoft Surface Earbuds
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
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.

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Microsoft Surface Earbuds
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
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
Microsoft Surface Earbuds
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
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.
3.has voice commands
Microsoft Surface Earbuds
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.
4.has a mute function
Microsoft Surface Earbuds
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
5.Has voice prompts
Microsoft Surface Earbuds
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
With voice prompts, you will automatically receive information via audio messages – for instance, you may find out that the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.
6.multipoint count

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Multipoint allows you to link to more Bluetooth devices and switch between them. For example you can easily switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.
8.Supports fast charging
Microsoft Surface Earbuds
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Fast charging technologies, like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge or MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
9.travel bag is included
Microsoft Surface Earbuds
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

Miscellaneous

1.impedance

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18 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.
2.has an open-back design
Microsoft Surface Earbuds
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
The device is designed in a way that allows sound to go out through the back of the ear cups, which usually have vents or perforations. This design provides very natural and accurate sound.
3.has a straight plug
Microsoft Surface Earbuds
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.
4.has a tangle free cable
Microsoft Surface Earbuds
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
The cable is designed to minimize tangling.
5.has an L-shaped plug
Microsoft Surface Earbuds
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
An L-shaped plug is better if the jack is on the left or right side of the device, so that the cable isn't bent, and is less likely to break when the device is in your pocket.
6.has a detachable cable
Microsoft Surface Earbuds
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
7.can be folded
Microsoft Surface Earbuds
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.
8.has an over-the-ear form
Microsoft Surface Earbuds
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
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.
9.has removable speakers
Microsoft Surface Earbuds
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
This modularity allows you to integrate the speakers into hoodies or snowboard helmets.

Price comparison

Microsoft Surface Earbuds

ProductStorePrice
Microsoft Surface Earbuds AmazonNEW Microsoft Surface Earbuds
Amazon logo
$162.73
Microsoft Surface Earbuds AmazonMicrosoft Surface Earbuds - Graphite (HV...Microsoft Surface Earbuds - Graphite (HVM-00011)
Amazon logo
$199.99
Microsoft Surface Earbuds AmazonMicrosoft Surface Earbuds (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$139.97
Microsoft Surface Earbuds AmazonSAMSUNG Galaxy Buds Live True Wireless E...SAMSUNG Galaxy Buds Live True Wireless Earbuds US Version Active Noise Cancelling Wireless Charging Case Included, Mystic Bronze
Amazon logo
$149.00
Microsoft Surface Earbuds AmazonJBL LIVE 300, Premium True Wireless Head...JBL LIVE 300, Premium True Wireless Headphone, Black
Amazon logo
$149.95
Microsoft Surface Earbuds AmazonMicrosoft Surface Headphones
Amazon logo
$139.00
Microsoft Surface Earbuds AmazonJabra Elite 85t True Wireless Bluetooth ...Jabra Elite 85t True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds, Titanium Black – Advanced Noise-Cancelling Earbuds with Charging Case for Calls & Music – Wireless Earbuds with Superior Sound & Premium Comfort
Amazon logo
$229.99
Microsoft Surface Earbuds AmazonSENNHEISER CX 400BT True Wireless Earbud...SENNHEISER CX 400BT True Wireless Earbuds - Bluetooth In-Ear Headphones for Music and Calls - with Noise Cancellation and Customizable Touch Controls, Black
Amazon logo
$129.95
Microsoft Surface Earbuds AmazonBose Sport Earbuds - True Wireless Earph...Bose Sport Earbuds - True Wireless Earphones - Bluetooth In Ear Headphones for Workouts and Running, Triple Black
Amazon logo
$179.00

Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

Buy used:

$67.95

ProductStorePrice
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT AmazonSENNHEISER HD 4.40 Around Ear Bluetooth ...SENNHEISER HD 4.40 Around Ear Bluetooth Wireless Headphones - Black
Amazon logo
$149.00

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