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Philips SHB8850NC

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Rock Jaw Hydra V2

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Philips SHB8850NC vs Rock Jaw Hydra V2

Philips SHB8850NC
Rock Jaw Hydra V2
Philips SHB8850NC
Rock Jaw Hydra V2

Why is Philips SHB8850NC better than Rock Jaw Hydra V2?

  • 10Hz lower low-frequency
    10Hzvs20Hz
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Has a battery level indicator

Why is Rock Jaw Hydra V2 better than Philips SHB8850NC?

  • 3dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    108dB/mWvs105dB/mW
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Has an in-ear form

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Philips SHB8850NC
Rock Jaw Hydra V2

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 SHB8850NC
Rock Jaw Hydra V2

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

3.can be folded
Philips SHB8850NC
Rock Jaw Hydra V2

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

4.has a tangle free cable
Philips SHB8850NC
Rock Jaw Hydra V2

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

5.has an in-ear form
Philips SHB8850NC
Rock Jaw Hydra V2

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.sweat resistant
Philips SHB8850NC
Rock Jaw Hydra V2

Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

For example

RHA TrueConnect

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

22000Hz

20000Hz

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

20Hz

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 SHB8850NC
Rock Jaw Hydra V2

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

For example

RHA TrueConnect

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.driver unit size

32mm

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

6.has a neodymium magnet
Philips SHB8850NC
Rock Jaw Hydra V2

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

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Philips SHB8850NC
Rock Jaw Hydra V2

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Philips SHB8850NC
Rock Jaw Hydra V2

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Philips SHB8850NC
Rock Jaw Hydra V2

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

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Philips SHB8850NC
Rock Jaw Hydra V2

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Philips SHB8850NC
Rock Jaw Hydra V2

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 SHB8850NC
Rock Jaw Hydra V2

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 SHB8850NC
Rock Jaw Hydra V2

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

5.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Philips SHB8850NC
Rock Jaw Hydra V2

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

For example

RHA TrueConnect

6.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
Philips SHB8850NC
Rock Jaw Hydra V2

802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.

For example

JBL Reflect Contour 2

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Philips SHB8850NC
Rock Jaw Hydra V2

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 SHB8850NC
Rock Jaw Hydra V2

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 SHB8850NC
Rock Jaw Hydra V2

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

2

1

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

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

5.has a noise canceling microphone
Philips SHB8850NC
Rock Jaw Hydra V2

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 commands
Philips SHB8850NC
Rock Jaw Hydra V2

You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.

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Miscellaneous

1.wireless charging
Philips SHB8850NC
Rock Jaw Hydra V2

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

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