88points

Philips SHB8850NC

90points

Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

Philips SHB8850NC
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Philips SHB8850NC vs Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
88
points
90
points

Why is Philips SHB8850NC better than Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT?

  • 8Hz lower low-frequency
    10Hzvs18Hz
  • 2 Ohms lower impedance
    16 Ohmsvs18 Ohms
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has an on-ear form
  • Wireless charging
  • Has voice commands
  • Has an open-back design

Why is Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT better than Philips SHB8850NC?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 10.9g lighter
    221.1gvs232g
  • 8dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    113dB/mWvs105dB/mW
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • 9h longer battery life
    25hvs16h
  • Has an L-shaped plug

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

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
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

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 SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

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

232g

221.1g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

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

6.has a tangle free cable
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

For example

SoundMagic E11C

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

18Hz

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.sound pressure level

105dB/mW

113dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

4.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

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

5.has a neodymium magnet
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

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

6.impedance

16 Ohms

18 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

Power

1. longer battery life

16h

25h

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.

Best

Sennheiser PXC 480

50h

2.has a battery level indicator
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

3.has a rechargeable battery
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

4.charge time

2h

2h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.

Best

Sony Xperia Ear Duo

0.46h

5.has a removable battery
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

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

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.Bluetooth version

4

4

Best

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC900BT

5

3.maximum Bluetooth range

10m

10m

The device can connect at a greater distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.

Best

Fiil Canviis Pro

100m

4.has a 3.5mm male connector
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

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

5.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

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.

6.Has WiFi
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

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
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

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.number of microphones

2

2

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

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

4.has a noise canceling microphone
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

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

For example

Microsoft Surface Headphones

5.has voice commands
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

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

6.has an accelerometer
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

For example

Sony Xperia Ear Duo

Miscellaneous

1.wireless charging
Philips SHB8850NC
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

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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