58points

Philips SHB9100

51points

Sony MDR ZX300

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Philips SHB9100 vs Sony MDR ZX300

Philips SHB9100
Sony MDR ZX300
Philips SHB9100
Sony MDR ZX300
58
points
51
points

Why is Philips SHB9100 better than Sony MDR ZX300?

  • Has stereo speakers
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has an on-ear form

Why is Sony MDR ZX300 better than Philips SHB9100?

  • 3000Hz higher high-frequency
    24000Hzvs21000Hz
  • 8Hz lower low-frequency
    10Hzvs18Hz
  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 8 Ohms lower impedance
    24 Ohmsvs32 Ohms
  • 20g lighter
    120gvs140g
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Has an L-shaped plug

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Philips SHB9100
Sony MDR ZX300

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 SHB9100
Sony MDR ZX300

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.weight

140g

120g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.has an L-shaped plug
Philips SHB9100
Sony MDR ZX300

An L-shaped plug is better if the jack is on the left or right side of the device, so that the cable isn't bent, and is less likely to break when the device is in your pocket.

5.has an on-ear form
Philips SHB9100
Sony MDR ZX300

This device comfortably rests on top of your outer ears. As it doesn't block out everything from the outside world, it's preferred in places like office environments and recommended for outdoor activities.

6.has a straight plug
Philips SHB9100
Sony MDR ZX300

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

18Hz

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

2.highest frequency

21000Hz

24000Hz

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

3.sound pressure level

103dB/mW

102dB/mW

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

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

4.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Philips SHB9100
Sony MDR ZX300

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

5.has a neodymium magnet
Philips SHB9100
Sony MDR ZX300

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

32 Ohms

24 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

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Philips SHB9100
Sony MDR ZX300

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Philips SHB9100
Sony MDR ZX300

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

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Philips SHB9100
Sony MDR ZX300

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 SHB9100
Sony MDR ZX300

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.

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