57points

Philips Bass+ SHL3175BK

55points

Sony MDR-ZX310AP

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22 facts in comparison

Philips Bass+ SHL3175BK vs Sony MDR-ZX310AP

Philips Bass+ SHL3175BK
Sony MDR-ZX310AP
57
points
Philips Bass+ SHL3175BK
55
points
Sony MDR-ZX310AP

Why is Philips Bass+ SHL3175BK better than Sony MDR-ZX310AP?

  • 2Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    8Hzvs10Hz
  • Has passive noise reduction
    ?
  • 6dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    ?

    104dB/mWvs98dB/mW
  • Has an over-the-ear form
    ?
  • 10mm bigger driver unit
    ?

    40mmvs30mm
  • Has a straight plug
    ?

Why is Sony MDR-ZX310AP better than Philips Bass+ SHL3175BK?

  • 500Hz higher high-frequency
    ?

    24000Hzvs23500Hz
  • 8 Ohms lower impedance
    ?

    24 Ohmsvs32 Ohms
  • 65g lighter
    125gvs190g
  • Has an L-shaped plug
    ?
  • Has an on-ear form
    ?

Price comparison

Design

1.has stereo speakers
?

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

Philips Bass+ SHL3175BK
Sony MDR-ZX310AP
2.has an over-the-ear form
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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.

Philips Bass+ SHL3175BK
Sony MDR-ZX310AP
3.has a detachable cable
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With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

For example

Monoprice Monolith M650

Philips Bass+ SHL3175BK
Sony MDR-ZX310AP
4.weight
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Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

190g

125g

5.can be folded
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Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.

Philips Bass+ SHL3175BK
Sony MDR-ZX310AP
6.has an L-shaped plug
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An L-shaped plug is better if the jack is on the left or right side of the device, so that the cable isn't bent, and is less likely to break when the device is in your pocket.

Philips Bass+ SHL3175BK
Sony MDR-ZX310AP

Sound quality

1.highest frequency
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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

23500Hz

24000Hz

2.lowest frequency
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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

8Hz

10Hz

3.sound pressure level
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Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

104dB/mW

98dB/mW

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

Philips Bass+ SHL3175BK
Sony MDR-ZX310AP
5.impedance
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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

32 Ohms

24 Ohms

6.driver unit size
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The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

Best

Audeze LCD2 Classic

106mm

40mm

30mm

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
?

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

For example

Skullcandy Sesh

Philips Bass+ SHL3175BK
Sony MDR-ZX310AP
2.has a 3.5mm male connector
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A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

Philips Bass+ SHL3175BK
Sony MDR-ZX310AP

Features

1.can be used as a headset
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A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.

Philips Bass+ SHL3175BK
Sony MDR-ZX310AP
2.number of microphones
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More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

8

1

1

3.has an in-line control panel
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There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

Philips Bass+ SHL3175BK
Sony MDR-ZX310AP

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