86points

Philips SHB8850NC

61points

Sony MDR-DS6500

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Philips SHB8850NC vs Sony MDR-DS6500

Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-DS6500
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-DS6500

Why is Philips SHB8850NC better than Sony MDR-DS6500?

  • 2Hz lower low-frequency
    10Hzvs12Hz
  • 218g lighter
    232gvs450g
  • 50 Ohms lower impedance
    16 Ohmsvs66 Ohms
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Can be folded
  • Has a rechargeable battery

Why is Sony MDR-DS6500 better than Philips SHB8850NC?

  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • 8mm bigger driver unit
    40mmvs32mm
  • 0.3m longer cable
    1.5mvs1.2m
  • 90m greater wireless connectivity range
    100mvs10m
  • Has a removable battery

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-DS6500

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
Sony MDR-DS6500

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.weight

232g

450g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.has a detachable cable
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-DS6500

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

5.can be folded
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-DS6500

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

6.sweat resistant
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-DS6500

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

For example

RHA TrueConnect

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

10Hz

12Hz

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

2.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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-DS6500

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.has a neodymium magnet
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-DS6500

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

5.impedance

16 Ohms

66 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.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

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-DS6500

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-DS6500

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-DS6500

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
Sony MDR-DS6500

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.maximum Bluetooth range

10m

100m

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

Best

Fiil Canviis Pro

100m

3.has a 3.5mm male connector
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-DS6500

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

4.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-DS6500

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.

5.Has WiFi
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-DS6500

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

6.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-DS6500

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

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-DS6500

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-DS6500

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 a noise canceling microphone
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-DS6500

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

For example

Microsoft Surface Headphones

4.has voice commands
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-DS6500

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

5.has an accelerometer
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-DS6500

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-DS6500

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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