63points

Panasonic RP-DH1250-S

56points

Sony MDR-XB400

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Panasonic RP-DH1250-S vs Sony MDR-XB400

Panasonic RP-DH1250-S
Sony MDR-XB400
Panasonic RP-DH1250-S
Sony MDR-XB400
63
points
56
points

Why is Panasonic RP-DH1250-S better than Sony MDR-XB400?

  • Can be folded
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has a coiled cord

Why is Sony MDR-XB400 better than Panasonic RP-DH1250-S?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 26 Ohms lower impedance
    24 Ohmsvs50 Ohms
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has a tangle free cable

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Panasonic RP-DH1250-S
Sony MDR-XB400

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
Panasonic RP-DH1250-S
Sony MDR-XB400

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

For example

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC900BT

3.has an over-the-ear form
Panasonic RP-DH1250-S
Sony MDR-XB400

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
Panasonic RP-DH1250-S
Sony MDR-XB400

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

5.has a tangle free cable
Panasonic RP-DH1250-S
Sony MDR-XB400

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

6.travel bag is included
Panasonic RP-DH1250-S
Sony MDR-XB400

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

30000Hz

22000Hz

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

5Hz

5Hz

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.sound pressure level

107dB/mW

100dB/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
Panasonic RP-DH1250-S
Sony MDR-XB400

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

5.impedance

50 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
Panasonic RP-DH1250-S
Sony MDR-XB400

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Panasonic RP-DH1250-S
Sony MDR-XB400

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

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Panasonic RP-DH1250-S
Sony MDR-XB400

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.

For example

JBL Under Armour True Wireless Flash

2.can be used as a headset
Panasonic RP-DH1250-S
Sony MDR-XB400

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
Panasonic RP-DH1250-S
Sony MDR-XB400

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

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