90points

Philips SHB8750NC

100points

Sony WH-1000XM3

52points

X-1 IE2-MBK-X

Philips SHB8750NC
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X-1 IE2-MBK-X
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Philips SHB8750NC vs Sony WH-1000XM3 vs X-1 IE2-MBK-X

Philips SHB8750NC
Sony WH-1000XM3
X-1 IE2-MBK-X
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony WH-1000XM3
X-1 IE2-MBK-X

Why is Philips SHB8750NC better than Sony WH-1000XM3 & X-1 IE2-MBK-X?

    Why is Sony WH-1000XM3 better than Philips SHB8750NC & X-1 IE2-MBK-X?

    • Travel bag is included
    • Has an L-shaped plug
    • Has voice prompts
    • Has voice commands
    • Has USB Type-C

    Why is X-1 IE2-MBK-X better than Philips SHB8750NC & Sony WH-1000XM3?

    • 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 WH-1000XM3
    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 WH-1000XM3
    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 WH-1000XM3
    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 WH-1000XM3
    X-1 IE2-MBK-X

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

    5.has an in-ear form
    Philips SHB8750NC
    Sony WH-1000XM3
    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.

    6.has a tangle free cable
    Philips SHB8750NC
    Sony WH-1000XM3
    X-1 IE2-MBK-X

    The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

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    Sound quality

    1.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
    Philips SHB8750NC
    Sony WH-1000XM3
    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.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.

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    106mm

    3.has a neodymium magnet
    Philips SHB8750NC
    Sony WH-1000XM3
    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.

    4.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
    Philips SHB8750NC
    Sony WH-1000XM3
    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 WH-1000XM3
    X-1 IE2-MBK-X

    An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

    2.has a rechargeable battery
    Philips SHB8750NC
    Sony WH-1000XM3
    X-1 IE2-MBK-X

    The battery can be recharged and used over again.

    3.has a removable battery
    Philips SHB8750NC
    Sony WH-1000XM3
    X-1 IE2-MBK-X

    The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

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    4.Has USB Type-C
    Philips SHB8750NC
    Sony WH-1000XM3
    X-1 IE2-MBK-X

    The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.

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    Connectivity

    1.Can be used wirelessly
    Philips SHB8750NC
    Sony WH-1000XM3
    X-1 IE2-MBK-X

    Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

    2.has a 3.5mm male connector
    Philips SHB8750NC
    Sony WH-1000XM3
    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 WH-1000XM3
    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.

    4.Has WiFi
    Philips SHB8750NC
    Sony WH-1000XM3
    X-1 IE2-MBK-X

    The device can connect to WiFi.

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    Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

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    Features

    1.control panel placed on a device
    Philips SHB8750NC
    Sony WH-1000XM3
    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.has an in-line control panel
    Philips SHB8750NC
    Sony WH-1000XM3
    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.

    3.can be used as a headset
    Philips SHB8750NC
    Sony WH-1000XM3
    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.

    4.number of microphones

    1

    3

    1

    More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

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    Parrot Zik Sport

    8

    5.has a noise canceling microphone
    Philips SHB8750NC
    Sony WH-1000XM3
    X-1 IE2-MBK-X

    These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

    For example

    Microsoft Surface Headphones

    6.has voice prompts
    Philips SHB8750NC
    Sony WH-1000XM3
    X-1 IE2-MBK-X

    This feature allows the device to inform you of important information through its audio function.

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    Miscellaneous

    1.wireless charging
    Philips SHB8750NC
    Sony WH-1000XM3
    X-1 IE2-MBK-X

    The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

    For example

    Audio-Technica ATH-CKR7TW

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