44points

Onkyo ES-BT1

88points

Philips SHB8850NC

92points

Sony MDR-1000X

Onkyo ES-BT1
Philips SHB8850NC
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Sony MDR-1000X
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Onkyo ES-BT1 vs Philips SHB8850NC vs Sony MDR-1000X

Onkyo ES-BT1
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-1000X
Onkyo ES-BT1
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-1000X
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88
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92
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Why is Onkyo ES-BT1 better than Philips SHB8850NC & Sony MDR-1000X?

  • Weight
    120gvs232,275g
  • Sweat resistant

Why is Philips SHB8850NC better than Onkyo ES-BT1 & Sony MDR-1000X?

  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Has a straight plug
  • Wireless charging
  • Has voice commands
  • Has an open-back design

Why is Sony MDR-1000X better than Onkyo ES-BT1 & Philips SHB8850NC?

  • Highest frequency
    40000Hzvs20000,22000Hz
  • Lowest frequency
    4Hzvs80,10Hz
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has an L-shaped plug

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Onkyo ES-BT1
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-1000X

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
Onkyo ES-BT1
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-1000X

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
Onkyo ES-BT1
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-1000X

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

120g

232g

275g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Onkyo ES-BT1
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-1000X

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

6.sweat resistant
Onkyo ES-BT1
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-1000X

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

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

22000Hz

40000Hz

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

80Hz

10Hz

4Hz

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
Onkyo ES-BT1
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-1000X

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

For example

RHA TrueConnect

4.sound pressure level

90dB/mW

105dB/mW

103dB/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.has a neodymium magnet
Onkyo ES-BT1
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-1000X

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)
Onkyo ES-BT1
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-1000X

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
Onkyo ES-BT1
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-1000X

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Onkyo ES-BT1
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-1000X

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Onkyo ES-BT1
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-1000X

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
Onkyo ES-BT1
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-1000X

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.Bluetooth version

2.1

4

4

Best

RHA TrueConnect

5

3.has a 3.5mm male connector
Onkyo ES-BT1
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-1000X

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

4.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Onkyo ES-BT1
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-1000X

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
Onkyo ES-BT1
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-1000X

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

6.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Onkyo ES-BT1
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-1000X

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

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Onkyo ES-BT1
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-1000X

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
Onkyo ES-BT1
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-1000X

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 a noise canceling microphone
Onkyo ES-BT1
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-1000X

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

For example

Microsoft Surface Headphones

4.has voice commands
Onkyo ES-BT1
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-1000X

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

5.has an accelerometer
Onkyo ES-BT1
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-1000X

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
Onkyo ES-BT1
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-1000X

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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