62points

Onkyo ES-CTI300

89points

Sony MDR-XB950B1

Onkyo ES-CTI300
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Sony MDR-XB950B1
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Onkyo ES-CTI300 vs Sony MDR-XB950B1

Onkyo ES-CTI300
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Onkyo ES-CTI300
Sony MDR-XB950B1
62
points
89
points

Why is Onkyo ES-CTI300 better than Sony MDR-XB950B1?

  • 10g lighter
    235gvs245g
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has an in-line control panel

Why is Sony MDR-XB950B1 better than Onkyo ES-CTI300?

  • 1000Hz higher high-frequency
    28000Hzvs27000Hz
  • 7Hz lower low-frequency
    3Hzvs10Hz
  • Has stereo speakers
  • 8 Ohms lower impedance
    24 Ohmsvs32 Ohms
  • 8dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    105dB/mWvs97dB/mW
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Can be used wirelessly

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Onkyo ES-CTI300
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
Onkyo ES-CTI300
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
Onkyo ES-CTI300
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.weight

235g

245g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has a tangle free cable
Onkyo ES-CTI300
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

6.sweat resistant
Onkyo ES-CTI300
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

For example

Beats Powerbeats Pro

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

27000Hz

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

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
Onkyo ES-CTI300
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.sound pressure level

97dB/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

5.impedance

32 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

6.has a neodymium magnet
Onkyo ES-CTI300
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 rechargeable battery
Onkyo ES-CTI300
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

2.has a battery level indicator
Onkyo ES-CTI300
Sony MDR-XB950B1

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

3.has a removable battery
Onkyo ES-CTI300
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

For example

Jaybird Run XT

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Onkyo ES-CTI300
Sony MDR-XB950B1

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Onkyo ES-CTI300
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
Onkyo ES-CTI300
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
Onkyo ES-CTI300
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Onkyo ES-CTI300
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.

2.control panel placed on a device
Onkyo ES-CTI300
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.

3.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

4.has an in-line control panel
Onkyo ES-CTI300
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

5.has a noise canceling microphone
Onkyo ES-CTI300
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

For example

Mpow H5

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