92points

Philips SHB8750NC

56points

Sony MDR-XB400

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Sony MDR-XB400
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Philips SHB8750NC vs Sony MDR-XB400

Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-XB400
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-XB400
92
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56
points

Why is Philips SHB8750NC better than Sony MDR-XB400?

  • 8 Ohms lower impedance
    16 Ohmsvs24 Ohms
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Control panel placed on a device

Why is Sony MDR-XB400 better than Philips SHB8750NC?

  • 5Hz lower low-frequency
    5Hzvs10Hz
  • 76g lighter
    150gvs226g
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Has an on-ear form

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-XB400

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
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-XB400

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
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-XB400

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

226g

150g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-XB400

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

6.has a tangle free cable
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-XB400

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

22000Hz

22000Hz

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

10Hz

5Hz

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 SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-XB400

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

105dB/mW

100dB/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

16 Ohms

24 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 SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-XB400

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
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-XB400

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-XB400

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-XB400

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-XB400

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-XB400

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.

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony MDR-XB400

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-XB400

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-XB400

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

For example

AKG N200 Wireless

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