27points

Mitchell and Johnson HP1

88points

Philips SHB8850NC

88points

Sony MDR-XB950B1

Mitchell and Johnson HP1
Philips SHB8850NC
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Sony MDR-XB950B1
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Mitchell and Johnson HP1 vs Philips SHB8850NC vs Sony MDR-XB950B1

Mitchell and Johnson HP1
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Mitchell and Johnson HP1
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-XB950B1
27
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88
points
88
points

Why is Mitchell and Johnson HP1 better than Philips SHB8850NC & Sony MDR-XB950B1?

Why is Philips SHB8850NC better than Mitchell and Johnson HP1 & Sony MDR-XB950B1?

  • Impedance
    16 Ohmsvs32,24 Ohms
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Has a straight plug
  • Wireless charging
  • Has voice commands
  • Has an open-back design

Why is Sony MDR-XB950B1 better than Mitchell and Johnson HP1 & Philips SHB8850NC?

  • Highest frequency
    28000Hzvs20000,22000Hz
  • Lowest frequency
    3Hzvs20,10Hz
  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has an L-shaped plug

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Mitchell and Johnson HP1
Philips SHB8850NC
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
Mitchell and Johnson HP1
Philips SHB8850NC
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
Mitchell and Johnson HP1
Philips SHB8850NC
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.can be folded
Mitchell and Johnson HP1
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

5.has a tangle free cable
Mitchell and Johnson HP1
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

For example

SoundMagic E11C

6.sweat resistant
Mitchell and Johnson HP1
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

For example

RHA TrueConnect

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

22000Hz

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

2.lowest frequency

20Hz

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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Mitchell and Johnson HP1
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

4.impedance

32 Ohms

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.

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

5.has a neodymium magnet
Mitchell and Johnson HP1
Philips SHB8850NC
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.

6.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Mitchell and Johnson HP1
Philips SHB8850NC
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.

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Mitchell and Johnson HP1
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-XB950B1

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Mitchell and Johnson HP1
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Mitchell and Johnson HP1
Philips SHB8850NC
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
Mitchell and Johnson HP1
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-XB950B1

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Mitchell and Johnson HP1
Philips SHB8850NC
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
Mitchell and Johnson HP1
Philips SHB8850NC
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
Mitchell and Johnson HP1
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

5.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Mitchell and Johnson HP1
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-XB950B1

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

For example

RHA TrueConnect

6.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
Mitchell and Johnson HP1
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-XB950B1

802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.

For example

JBL Reflect Contour 2

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Mitchell and Johnson HP1
Philips SHB8850NC
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
Mitchell and Johnson HP1
Philips SHB8850NC
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
Mitchell and Johnson HP1
Philips SHB8850NC
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.has a noise canceling microphone
Mitchell and Johnson HP1
Philips SHB8850NC
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

5.has voice commands
Mitchell and Johnson HP1
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-XB950B1

You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.

6.has an accelerometer
Mitchell and Johnson HP1
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-XB950B1

An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

For example

Sony Xperia Ear Duo

Miscellaneous

1.wireless charging
Mitchell and Johnson HP1
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

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