63points

Philips CitiScape Downtown

67points

Philips SHL5505

Philips CitiScape Downtown
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Philips CitiScape Downtown vs Philips SHL5505

Philips CitiScape Downtown
Philips SHL5505
Philips CitiScape Downtown
Philips SHL5505
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Why is Philips CitiScape Downtown better than Philips SHL5505?

  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Has an on-ear form

Why is Philips SHL5505 better than Philips CitiScape Downtown?

  • 4dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    106dB/mWvs102dB/mW
  • Has a detachable cable
  • 271g lighter
    127gvs398g
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be folded

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Philips CitiScape Downtown
Philips SHL5505

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 SHL5505

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
Philips CitiScape Downtown
Philips SHL5505

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

4.weight

398g

127g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has a tangle free cable
Philips CitiScape Downtown
Philips SHL5505

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

6.can be folded
Philips CitiScape Downtown
Philips SHL5505

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

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

22000Hz

21700Hz

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

18Hz

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 SHL5505

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

106dB/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 SHL5505

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 SHL5505

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 SHL5505

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 SHL5505

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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