86points

Philips SHB8850NC

87points

Sony MDR-XB950B1

55points

Yurbuds Inspire Limited Edition Wireless

Philips SHB8850NC
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Philips SHB8850NC vs Sony MDR-XB950B1 vs Yurbuds Inspire Limited Edition Wireless

Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Yurbuds Inspire Limited Edition Wireless
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Yurbuds Inspire Limited Edition Wireless

Why is Philips SHB8850NC better than Sony MDR-XB950B1 & Yurbuds Inspire Limited Edition Wireless?

  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has an on-ear form
  • Has an open-back design
  • Has voice commands
  • Wireless charging

Why is Sony MDR-XB950B1 better than Philips SHB8850NC & Yurbuds Inspire Limited Edition Wireless?

  • Lowest frequency
    3Hzvs10,20Hz
  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Has an L-shaped plug

Why is Yurbuds Inspire Limited Edition Wireless better than Philips SHB8850NC & Sony MDR-XB950B1?

  • Travel bag is included
  • Sweat resistant
  • Has an in-ear form
  • Has a noise canceling microphone

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Yurbuds Inspire Limited Edition Wireless

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-XB950B1
Yurbuds Inspire Limited Edition Wireless

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-XB950B1
Yurbuds Inspire Limited Edition Wireless

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

4.has an in-ear form
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Yurbuds Inspire Limited Edition Wireless

The in-ear device is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. It is inserted in the ear canal itself and blocks out a lot of environmental noise. It has stronger bass tones and is unlikely to fall out of the ear.

5.can be folded
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Yurbuds Inspire Limited Edition Wireless

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

6.has a tangle free cable
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Sony MDR-XB950B1
Yurbuds Inspire Limited Edition Wireless

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

For example

SoundMagic E11C

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

22000Hz

28000Hz

20000Hz

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

3Hz

20Hz

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-XB950B1
Yurbuds Inspire Limited Edition Wireless

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

4.has a neodymium magnet
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Yurbuds Inspire Limited Edition Wireless

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.driver unit size

32mm

40mm

15mm

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 active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Yurbuds Inspire Limited Edition Wireless

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
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Yurbuds Inspire Limited Edition Wireless

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
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Sony MDR-XB950B1
Yurbuds Inspire Limited Edition Wireless

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Yurbuds Inspire Limited Edition Wireless

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

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Yurbuds Inspire Limited Edition Wireless

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Yurbuds Inspire Limited Edition Wireless

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

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Yurbuds Inspire Limited Edition Wireless

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.

4.Has WiFi
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Yurbuds Inspire Limited Edition Wireless

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

5.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
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Sony MDR-XB950B1
Yurbuds Inspire Limited Edition Wireless

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

6.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Yurbuds Inspire Limited Edition Wireless

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-XB950B1
Yurbuds Inspire Limited Edition Wireless

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.has an in-line control panel
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Yurbuds Inspire Limited Edition Wireless

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

For example

AKG N200 Wireless

3.can be used as a headset
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Yurbuds Inspire Limited Edition Wireless

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.

4.number of microphones

2

1

1

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

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

5.has a noise canceling microphone
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Yurbuds Inspire Limited Edition Wireless

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

6.has voice commands
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Yurbuds Inspire Limited Edition Wireless

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

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Miscellaneous

1.wireless charging
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Yurbuds Inspire Limited Edition Wireless

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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