62points

Philips CitiScape Downtown

62points

Philips CitiScape Uptown

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Philips CitiScape Downtown vs Philips CitiScape Uptown

Philips CitiScape Downtown
Philips CitiScape Uptown
Philips CitiScape Downtown
Philips CitiScape Uptown
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Why is Philips CitiScape Downtown better than Philips CitiScape Uptown?

  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Has an on-ear form

Why is Philips CitiScape Uptown better than Philips CitiScape Downtown?

  • 1500Hz higher high-frequency
    23500Hzvs22000Hz
  • 6Hz lower low-frequency
    12Hzvs18Hz
  • 150g lighter
    248gvs398g
  • 1dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    103dB/mWvs102dB/mW
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Has a straight plug

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Philips CitiScape Downtown
Philips CitiScape Uptown

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
Philips CitiScape Downtown
Philips CitiScape Uptown

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.weight

398g

248g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.has a tangle free cable
Philips CitiScape Downtown
Philips CitiScape Uptown

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

5.can be folded
Philips CitiScape Downtown
Philips CitiScape Uptown

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

For example

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC900BT

6.has an L-shaped plug
Philips CitiScape Downtown
Philips CitiScape Uptown

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.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

22000Hz

23500Hz

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

18Hz

12Hz

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
Philips CitiScape Downtown
Philips CitiScape Uptown

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

102dB/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.impedance

32 Ohms

32 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
Philips CitiScape Downtown
Philips CitiScape Uptown

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
Philips CitiScape Downtown
Philips CitiScape Uptown

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

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Philips CitiScape Downtown
Philips CitiScape Uptown

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.has an in-line control panel
Philips CitiScape Downtown
Philips CitiScape Uptown

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

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

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