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Philips SHB8850NC

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Sony MDR-100ABN

Philips SHB8850NC
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Philips SHB8850NC vs Sony MDR-100ABN

Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-100ABN
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-100ABN

Why is Philips SHB8850NC better than Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • 16 Ohms lower impedance
    16 Ohmsvs32 Ohms
  • 58g lighter
    232gvs290g
  • Has a straight plug
  • 4h shorter charge time
    2hvs6h
  • Wireless charging
  • Has voice commands
  • Has an open-back design

Why is Sony MDR-100ABN better than Philips SHB8850NC?

  • 18000Hz higher high-frequency
    40000Hzvs22000Hz
  • 5Hz lower low-frequency
    5Hzvs10Hz
  • 8mm bigger driver unit
    40mmvs32mm
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • 4h longer battery life
    20hvs16h
  • 0.1 newer Bluetooth version
    4.1vs4

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-100ABN

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
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

3.weight

232g

290g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.can be folded
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

5.sweat resistant
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

For example

RHA TrueConnect

6.has included ear pads
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-100ABN

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

For example

RHA TrueConnect

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

22000Hz

40000Hz

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

5Hz

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
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

103dB/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

40mm

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
Sony MDR-100ABN

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. longer battery life

16h

20h

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
Sony MDR-100ABN

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

3.has a rechargeable battery
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-100ABN

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

4.charge time

2h

6h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.

Best

Sony Xperia Ear Duo

0.46h

5.has a removable battery
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

For example

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-100ABN

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.Bluetooth version

4

4.1

Best

RHA TrueConnect

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
Sony MDR-100ABN

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
Sony MDR-100ABN

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
Sony MDR-100ABN

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-100ABN

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
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

1

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
Sony MDR-100ABN

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
Sony MDR-100ABN

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
Sony MDR-100ABN

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
Sony MDR-100ABN

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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