48points

Philips SHL3160BK

60points

Sony MDR-XB550AP

Philips SHL3160BK
Sony MDR-XB550AP
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33 facts in comparison

Philips SHL3160BK vs Sony MDR-XB550AP

Philips SHL3160BK
Sony MDR-XB550AP
48
points
Philips SHL3160BK
60
points
Sony MDR-XB550AP

Why is Philips SHL3160BK better than Sony MDR-XB550AP?

  • 5dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    ?

    107dB/mWvs102dB/mW
  • 43.9g lighter
    136.1gvs180g
  • 2mm bigger driver unit
    ?

    32mmvs30mm

Why is Sony MDR-XB550AP better than Philips SHL3160BK?

  • 3Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    5Hzvs8Hz
  • Has passive noise reduction
    ?
  • Can be used as a headset
    ?
  • Has an in-line control panel
    ?
  • Has a tangle free cable
    ?

Price comparison

Sony MDR-XB550AP

ProductStorePrice
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony XB550AP Extra Bass On-Ear Headphone...Sony XB550AP Extra Bass On-Ear Headphone, Black (2017 model) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$49.00
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDR-XB450AP Extra Bass Headphone - ...Sony MDR-XB450AP Extra Bass Headphone - Black (International Version U.S. Warranty May not Apply)
Amazon logo
$54.99
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDR-XB50AP/L Extra Bass Earbud Head...Sony MDR-XB50AP/L Extra Bass Earbud Headset
Amazon logo
$29.97
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDR-AS210/B Sport In-ear Headphones...Sony MDR-AS210/B Sport In-ear Headphones, Black
Amazon logo
$13.95
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDREX15AP Fashion Color EX Series E...Sony MDREX15AP Fashion Color EX Series Earbud Headset with Mic (White)
Amazon logo
$13.00
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDRAS200 Active Sports Headphones (...Sony MDRAS200 Active Sports Headphones (White)
Amazon logo
$13.50
Sony MDR-XB550AP walmartSony XB550AP EXTRA BASS Headphones (Blac...Sony XB550AP EXTRA BASS Headphones (Black) (Discontinued)
walmart logo
$96.95
Sony MDR-XB550AP aliexpressUSED MDR-XB550AP EXTRA BASS Headphones p...USED MDR-XB550AP EXTRA BASS Headphones powerful bass free shipping
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$44.80

Design

1.has stereo speakers
?

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

Philips SHL3160BK
Sony MDR-XB550AP
2.has a detachable cable
?

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

For example

Panasonic HD805N

Philips SHL3160BK
Sony MDR-XB550AP
3.sweat resistant
?

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

For example

Mpow Fly Plus

Philips SHL3160BK
Sony MDR-XB550AP
4.Weather-sealed (splashproof)
?

The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes. Show more

For example

Mpow Fly Plus

Philips SHL3160BK
Sony MDR-XB550AP
5.weight
?

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

136.1g

180g

6.travel bag is included
?

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

For example

Mpow Fly Plus

Philips SHL3160BK
Sony MDR-XB550AP

Sound quality

1.sound pressure level
?

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

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

107dB/mW

102dB/mW

2.lowest frequency
?

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass. Show more

Best

Sony MH1CBLK

1Hz

8Hz

5Hz

3.highest frequency
?

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble. Show more

Best

Sony MDR-Z1

120000Hz

22000Hz

22000Hz

4.has passive noise reduction
?

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

Philips SHL3160BK
Sony MDR-XB550AP
5.impedance
?

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. Show more

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

24 Ohms

24 Ohms

6.has active noise-cancelling (noise control)
?

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.

For example

Mpow Fly Plus

Philips SHL3160BK
Sony MDR-XB550AP

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
?

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

For example

Mpow Fly Plus

Philips SHL3160BK
Sony MDR-XB550AP
2.has a 3.5mm male connector
?

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

Philips SHL3160BK
Sony MDR-XB550AP
3.supports Wi-Fi
?

The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

For example

Audio Technica ATH-ANC300TW

Philips SHL3160BK
Sony MDR-XB550AP

Features

1.can be used as a headset
?

A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.

Philips SHL3160BK
Sony MDR-XB550AP
2.control panel placed on a device
?

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.

For example

Nuheara IQbuds2 Max

Philips SHL3160BK
Sony MDR-XB550AP
3.has a noise-cancelling microphone
?

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

For example

Mpow Fly Plus

Philips SHL3160BK
Sony MDR-XB550AP
4.has an in-line control panel
?

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

Philips SHL3160BK
Sony MDR-XB550AP

Price comparison

Sony MDR-XB550AP

ProductStorePrice
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony XB550AP Extra Bass On-Ear Headphone...Sony XB550AP Extra Bass On-Ear Headphone, Black (2017 model) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$49.00
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDR-XB450AP Extra Bass Headphone - ...Sony MDR-XB450AP Extra Bass Headphone - Black (International Version U.S. Warranty May not Apply)
Amazon logo
$54.99
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDR-XB50AP/L Extra Bass Earbud Head...Sony MDR-XB50AP/L Extra Bass Earbud Headset
Amazon logo
$29.97
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDR-AS210/B Sport In-ear Headphones...Sony MDR-AS210/B Sport In-ear Headphones, Black
Amazon logo
$13.95
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDREX15AP Fashion Color EX Series E...Sony MDREX15AP Fashion Color EX Series Earbud Headset with Mic (White)
Amazon logo
$13.00
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDRAS200 Active Sports Headphones (...Sony MDRAS200 Active Sports Headphones (White)
Amazon logo
$13.50
Sony MDR-XB550AP walmartSony XB550AP EXTRA BASS Headphones (Blac...Sony XB550AP EXTRA BASS Headphones (Black) (Discontinued)
walmart logo
$96.95
Sony MDR-XB550AP aliexpressUSED MDR-XB550AP EXTRA BASS Headphones p...USED MDR-XB550AP EXTRA BASS Headphones powerful bass free shipping
aliexpress logo
$44.80

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