86points

Philips SHB8850NC

48points

Sol Republic Tracks Air

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Philips SHB8850NC vs Sol Republic Tracks Air

Philips SHB8850NC
Sol Republic Tracks Air
Philips SHB8850NC
Sol Republic Tracks Air

Why is Philips SHB8850NC better than Sol Republic Tracks Air?

  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
  • Has a rechargeable battery

Why is Sol Republic Tracks Air better than Philips SHB8850NC?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 17g lighter
    215gvs232g
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has included ear pads
  • 35m greater wireless connectivity range
    45mvs10m

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Philips SHB8850NC
Sol Republic Tracks Air

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 SHB8850NC
Sol Republic Tracks Air

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 SHB8850NC
Sol Republic Tracks Air

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

4.weight

232g

215g

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3g

5.can be folded
Philips SHB8850NC
Sol Republic Tracks Air

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

6.sweat resistant
Philips SHB8850NC
Sol Republic Tracks Air

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

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RHA TrueConnect

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Sound quality

1.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Philips SHB8850NC
Sol Republic Tracks Air

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

2.has a neodymium magnet
Philips SHB8850NC
Sol Republic Tracks Air

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

3.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Philips SHB8850NC
Sol Republic Tracks Air

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 SHB8850NC
Sol Republic Tracks Air

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Philips SHB8850NC
Sol Republic Tracks Air

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Philips SHB8850NC
Sol Republic Tracks Air

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

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Philips SHB8850NC
Sol Republic Tracks Air

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.Bluetooth version

4

3

Best

RHA TrueConnect

5

3.maximum Bluetooth range

10m

45m

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

Best

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100m

4.has a 3.5mm male connector
Philips SHB8850NC
Sol Republic Tracks Air

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
Sol Republic Tracks Air

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
Sol Republic Tracks Air

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 SHB8850NC
Sol Republic Tracks Air

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
Sol Republic Tracks Air

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.

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Parrot Zik Sport

8

4.has a noise canceling microphone
Philips SHB8850NC
Sol Republic Tracks Air

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

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Microsoft Surface Headphones

5.has voice commands
Philips SHB8850NC
Sol Republic Tracks Air

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
Sol Republic Tracks Air

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

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Miscellaneous

1.wireless charging
Philips SHB8850NC
Sol Republic Tracks Air

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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