56points

Phiaton Bridge MS 500

88points

Philips SHB8850NC

100points

Sony WH-1000XM3

Phiaton Bridge MS 500
Philips SHB8850NC
Comparison winner
Sony WH-1000XM3
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44 facts in comparison

Phiaton Bridge MS 500 vs Philips SHB8850NC vs Sony WH-1000XM3

Phiaton Bridge MS 500
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM3
Phiaton Bridge MS 500
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM3
56
points
88
points
100
points

Why is Phiaton Bridge MS 500 better than Philips SHB8850NC & Sony WH-1000XM3?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Impedance
    16 Ohmsvs16,47 Ohms
  • Has a tangle free cable

Why is Philips SHB8850NC better than Phiaton Bridge MS 500 & Sony WH-1000XM3?

  • Weight
    232gvs250,255g
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has an on-ear form
  • Wireless charging
  • Has an open-back design

Why is Sony WH-1000XM3 better than Phiaton Bridge MS 500 & Philips SHB8850NC?

  • Highest frequency
    40000Hzvs22000,22000Hz
  • Lowest frequency
    4Hzvs15,10Hz
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Number of microphones
    3vs1,2
  • Has voice prompts
  • Has USB Type-C

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Phiaton Bridge MS 500
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM3

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
Phiaton Bridge MS 500
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM3

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
Phiaton Bridge MS 500
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

250g

232g

255g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Phiaton Bridge MS 500
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

6.has a tangle free cable
Phiaton Bridge MS 500
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM3

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

22000Hz

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

15Hz

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.sound pressure level

99dB/mW

105dB/mW

104.5dB/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
Phiaton Bridge MS 500
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

5.impedance

16 Ohms

16 Ohms

47 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
Phiaton Bridge MS 500
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM3

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 battery level indicator
Phiaton Bridge MS 500
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM3

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Phiaton Bridge MS 500
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM3

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Phiaton Bridge MS 500
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

4.Has USB Type-C
Phiaton Bridge MS 500
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM3

The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Phiaton Bridge MS 500
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM3

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Phiaton Bridge MS 500
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Phiaton Bridge MS 500
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM3

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
Phiaton Bridge MS 500
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM3

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

5.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Phiaton Bridge MS 500
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM3

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
Phiaton Bridge MS 500
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM3

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
Phiaton Bridge MS 500
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM3

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
Phiaton Bridge MS 500
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM3

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
Phiaton Bridge MS 500
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

4.number of microphones

1

2

3

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

5.has a noise canceling microphone
Phiaton Bridge MS 500
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

For example

Microsoft Surface Headphones

6.has voice prompts
Phiaton Bridge MS 500
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM3

This feature allows the device to inform you of important information through its audio function.

Miscellaneous

1.wireless charging
Phiaton Bridge MS 500
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM3

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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