86points

Philips SHB8850NC

44points

Urbanears Medis Plus

Comparison winner
Philips SHB8850NC
Urbanears Medis Plus
vs
vs

42 facts in comparison

Philips SHB8850NC vs Urbanears Medis Plus

Philips SHB8850NC
Urbanears Medis Plus
Philips SHB8850NC
Urbanears Medis Plus

Why is Philips SHB8850NC better than Urbanears Medis Plus?

  • 10Hz lower low-frequency
    10Hzvs20Hz
  • 16 Ohms lower impedance
    16 Ohmsvs32 Ohms
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used as a headset

Why is Urbanears Medis Plus better than Philips SHB8850NC?

  • 10dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    115dB/mWvs105dB/mW
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has an in-ear form

Videos

Powered by

Top specs and features

relevant

Design

1.has a detachable cable
Philips SHB8850NC
Urbanears Medis Plus

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

2.has stereo speakers
Philips SHB8850NC
Urbanears Medis Plus

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

3.can be folded
Philips SHB8850NC
Urbanears Medis Plus

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

4.has a tangle free cable
Philips SHB8850NC
Urbanears Medis Plus

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

5.travel bag is included
Philips SHB8850NC
Urbanears Medis Plus

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

For example

RHA TrueConnect

6.has included ear pads
Philips SHB8850NC
Urbanears Medis Plus

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

relevant

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

22000Hz

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

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
Urbanears Medis Plus

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

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

5.has a neodymium magnet
Philips SHB8850NC
Urbanears Medis Plus

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.sound pressure level

105dB/mW

115dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

relevant

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Philips SHB8850NC
Urbanears Medis Plus

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Philips SHB8850NC
Urbanears Medis Plus

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Philips SHB8850NC
Urbanears Medis Plus

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

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

relevant

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Philips SHB8850NC
Urbanears Medis Plus

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Philips SHB8850NC
Urbanears Medis Plus

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
Urbanears Medis Plus

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
Urbanears Medis Plus

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

5.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Philips SHB8850NC
Urbanears Medis Plus

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
Urbanears Medis Plus

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

relevant

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Philips SHB8850NC
Urbanears Medis Plus

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.

2.has an in-line control panel
Philips SHB8850NC
Urbanears Medis Plus

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

3.control panel placed on a device
Philips SHB8850NC
Urbanears Medis Plus

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.

4.number of microphones

2

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
Urbanears Medis Plus

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

For example

Microsoft Surface Headphones

6.has voice commands
Philips SHB8850NC
Urbanears Medis Plus

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

relevant

Miscellaneous

1.wireless charging
Philips SHB8850NC
Urbanears Medis Plus

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

2.can be controlled remotely
Philips SHB8850NC
Urbanears Medis Plus

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

For example

Audio-Technica ATH-CKR7TW

Top 10 headphones

Add to comparison
    This page is currently only available in English.