90points

Philips SHB8750NC

87points

Sony MDR-100ABN

52points

X-1 IE2-MBK-X

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Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-100ABN
X-1 IE2-MBK-X
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Philips SHB8750NC vs Sony MDR-100ABN vs X-1 IE2-MBK-X

Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-100ABN
X-1 IE2-MBK-X
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-100ABN
X-1 IE2-MBK-X

Why is Philips SHB8750NC better than Sony MDR-100ABN & X-1 IE2-MBK-X?

  • Has an over-the-ear form

Why is Sony MDR-100ABN better than Philips SHB8750NC & X-1 IE2-MBK-X?

  • Travel bag is included
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Has an on-ear form

Why is X-1 IE2-MBK-X better than Philips SHB8750NC & Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Sweat resistant
  • Has an in-ear form
  • Weather sealed

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-100ABN
X-1 IE2-MBK-X

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 SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-100ABN
X-1 IE2-MBK-X

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 SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-100ABN
X-1 IE2-MBK-X

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

4.can be folded
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-100ABN
X-1 IE2-MBK-X

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

5.has a tangle free cable
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-100ABN
X-1 IE2-MBK-X

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

6.has an in-ear form
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-100ABN
X-1 IE2-MBK-X

The in-ear device is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. It is inserted in the ear canal itself and blocks out a lot of environmental noise. It has stronger bass tones and is unlikely to fall out of the ear.

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Sound quality

1.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-100ABN
X-1 IE2-MBK-X

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

2.has a neodymium magnet
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-100ABN
X-1 IE2-MBK-X

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

3.driver unit size

32mm

40mm

8mm

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

4.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-100ABN
X-1 IE2-MBK-X

This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-100ABN
X-1 IE2-MBK-X

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-100ABN
X-1 IE2-MBK-X

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-100ABN
X-1 IE2-MBK-X

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-100ABN
X-1 IE2-MBK-X

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

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-100ABN
X-1 IE2-MBK-X

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.

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-100ABN
X-1 IE2-MBK-X

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
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-100ABN
X-1 IE2-MBK-X

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
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-100ABN
X-1 IE2-MBK-X

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

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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