92points

Philips SHB8750NC

52points

Sony XBA-4

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Sony XBA-4
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Philips SHB8750NC vs Sony XBA-4

Philips SHB8750NC
Sony XBA-4
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony XBA-4
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points
52
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Why is Philips SHB8750NC better than Sony XBA-4?

  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • 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

Why is Sony XBA-4 better than Philips SHB8750NC?

  • 6000Hz higher high-frequency
    28000Hzvs22000Hz
  • 7Hz lower low-frequency
    3Hzvs10Hz
  • 8 Ohms lower impedance
    8 Ohmsvs16 Ohms
  • 218g lighter
    8gvs226g
  • 3dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    108dB/mWvs105dB/mW
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Has an in-ear form

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony XBA-4

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 XBA-4

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 XBA-4

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

8g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony XBA-4

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

6.has an in-ear form
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony XBA-4

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.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

22000Hz

28000Hz

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

3Hz

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 XBA-4

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

108dB/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

8 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 XBA-4

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 XBA-4

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony XBA-4

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony XBA-4

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Philips SHB8750NC
Sony XBA-4

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 XBA-4

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 XBA-4

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 XBA-4

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.

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