86points

Philips SHB8850NC

61points

Sony MDR-DS6500

58points

Sony MDR-RF985RK

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Philips SHB8850NC vs Sony MDR-DS6500 vs Sony MDR-RF985RK

Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-DS6500
Sony MDR-RF985RK
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-DS6500
Sony MDR-RF985RK

Why is Philips SHB8850NC better than Sony MDR-DS6500 & Sony MDR-RF985RK?

  • Impedance
    16 Ohmsvs66,40 Ohms
  • Weight
    232gvs450,300g
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has a rechargeable battery
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has an on-ear form

Why is Sony MDR-DS6500 better than Philips SHB8850NC & Sony MDR-RF985RK?

  • Has a removable battery

Why is Sony MDR-RF985RK better than Philips SHB8850NC & Sony MDR-DS6500?

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    Design

    1.has stereo speakers
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Sony MDR-DS6500
    Sony MDR-RF985RK

    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
    Sony MDR-RF985RK

    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
    Sony MDR-DS6500
    Sony MDR-RF985RK

    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

    450g

    300g

    Best

    Sony MDR-EX150AP

    3g

    5.can be folded
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Sony MDR-DS6500
    Sony MDR-RF985RK

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

    6.sweat resistant
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Sony MDR-DS6500
    Sony MDR-RF985RK

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

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    Sound quality

    1.highest frequency

    22000Hz

    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

    12Hz

    10Hz

    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-DS6500
    Sony MDR-RF985RK

    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
    Sony MDR-RF985RK

    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

    40 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

    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
    Sony MDR-RF985RK

    An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

    2.has a rechargeable battery
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Sony MDR-DS6500
    Sony MDR-RF985RK

    The battery can be recharged and used over again.

    3.has a removable battery
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Sony MDR-DS6500
    Sony MDR-RF985RK

    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
    Sony MDR-RF985RK

    Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

    2.maximum Bluetooth range

    10m

    100m

    45m

    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
    Sony MDR-RF985RK

    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
    Sony MDR-RF985RK

    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
    Sony MDR-RF985RK

    The device can connect to WiFi.

    For example

    Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

    6.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Sony MDR-DS6500
    Sony MDR-RF985RK

    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
    Sony MDR-DS6500
    Sony MDR-RF985RK

    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
    Sony MDR-RF985RK

    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
    Sony MDR-RF985RK

    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
    Sony MDR-RF985RK

    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
    Sony MDR-RF985RK

    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
    Sony MDR-RF985RK

    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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