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Philips SHB8850NC

42points

Ultrasone Edition 5

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Philips SHB8850NC vs Ultrasone Edition 5

Philips SHB8850NC
Ultrasone Edition 5
Philips SHB8850NC
Ultrasone Edition 5

Why is Philips SHB8850NC better than Ultrasone Edition 5?

  • 16 Ohms lower impedance
    16 Ohmsvs32 Ohms
  • 48g lighter
    232gvs280g
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Can be used wirelessly

Why is Ultrasone Edition 5 better than Philips SHB8850NC?

  • 24000Hz higher high-frequency
    46000Hzvs22000Hz
  • 5Hz lower low-frequency
    5Hzvs10Hz
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • 8mm bigger driver unit
    40mmvs32mm
  • Travel bag is included
  • 0.3m longer cable
    1.5mvs1.2m

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Philips SHB8850NC
Ultrasone Edition 5

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
Ultrasone Edition 5

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
Ultrasone Edition 5

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

280g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Philips SHB8850NC
Ultrasone Edition 5

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

6.sweat resistant
Philips SHB8850NC
Ultrasone Edition 5

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

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RHA TrueConnect

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

22000Hz

46000Hz

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
Ultrasone Edition 5

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

96dB/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.has a neodymium magnet
Philips SHB8850NC
Ultrasone Edition 5

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.impedance

16 Ohms

32 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

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Philips SHB8850NC
Ultrasone Edition 5

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Philips SHB8850NC
Ultrasone Edition 5

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Philips SHB8850NC
Ultrasone Edition 5

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
Ultrasone Edition 5

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Philips SHB8850NC
Ultrasone Edition 5

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
Ultrasone Edition 5

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
Ultrasone Edition 5

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

5.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Philips SHB8850NC
Ultrasone Edition 5

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
Ultrasone Edition 5

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
Ultrasone Edition 5

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
Ultrasone Edition 5

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
Ultrasone Edition 5

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
Ultrasone Edition 5

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
Ultrasone Edition 5

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
Ultrasone Edition 5

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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