88points

Philips SHB8850NC

89points

Sony WH-1000XM2

Philips SHB8850NC
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Philips SHB8850NC vs Sony WH-1000XM2

Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM2
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM2
88
points
89
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Why is Philips SHB8850NC better than Sony WH-1000XM2?

  • 30 Ohms lower impedance
    16 Ohmsvs46 Ohms
  • 43g lighter
    232gvs275g
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has an on-ear form
  • 2h shorter charge time
    2hvs4h
  • Wireless charging
  • Has voice commands

Why is Sony WH-1000XM2 better than Philips SHB8850NC?

  • 18000Hz higher high-frequency
    40000Hzvs22000Hz
  • 6Hz lower low-frequency
    4Hzvs10Hz
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • 7.8mm bigger driver unit
    39.8mmvs32mm
  • Travel bag is included
  • 22h longer battery life
    38hvs16h
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • 0.1 newer Bluetooth version
    4.1vs4

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM2

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 WH-1000XM2

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

3.has an over-the-ear form
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM2

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.

4.weight

232g

275g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

6.sweat resistant
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

For example

JBL Under Armour True Wireless Flash

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

4Hz

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 WH-1000XM2

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.impedance

16 Ohms

46 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

5.has a neodymium magnet
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

6.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM2

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.

Power

1. longer battery life

16h

38h

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 WH-1000XM2

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

3.has a rechargeable battery
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM2

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

4.charge time

2h

4h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.

Best

Sony Xperia Ear Duo

0.46h

5.has a removable battery
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM2

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.Bluetooth version

4

4.1

Best

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC900BT

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 WH-1000XM2

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 WH-1000XM2

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 WH-1000XM2

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM2

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 WH-1000XM2

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 WH-1000XM2

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 WH-1000XM2

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 WH-1000XM2

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

Miscellaneous

1.wireless charging
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM2

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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