49points

Philips SHL5305

50points

Sony MDR-XB400

Philips SHL5305
Sony MDR-XB400
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Philips SHL5305 vs Sony MDR-XB400

Philips SHL5305
Sony MDR-XB400
49
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Philips SHL5305
50
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Sony MDR-XB400

Why is Philips SHL5305 better than Sony MDR-XB400?

  • 2dB/mW higher sound pressure level
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    102dB/mWvs100dB/mW
  • Has an over-the-ear form
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  • 10mm bigger driver unit
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    40mmvs30mm
  • 55.5g lighter
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    94.5gvs150g
  • Has an in-line control panel
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Why is Sony MDR-XB400 better than Philips SHL5305?

  • 13Hz lower low-frequency
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    5Hzvs18Hz
  • 400Hz higher high-frequency
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    22000Hzvs21600Hz
  • 8 Ohms lower impedance
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    24 Ohmsvs32 Ohms
  • Has an on-ear form
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  • Has a tangle free cable
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  • Has an L-shaped plug
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Price comparison

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Philips SHL5305
Sony MDR-XB400
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 SHL5305
Sony MDR-XB400
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 SHL5305
Sony MDR-XB400
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
4.weight

94.5g

150g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
5.has an on-ear form
Philips SHL5305
Sony MDR-XB400
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 tangle free cable
Philips SHL5305
Sony MDR-XB400
The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

18Hz

5Hz

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

21600Hz

22000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
3.has passive noise reduction
Philips SHL5305
Sony MDR-XB400
The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
4.sound pressure level

102dB/mW

100dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
5.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.
6.has a neodymium magnet
Philips SHL5305
Sony MDR-XB400
Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Philips SHL5305
Sony MDR-XB400
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 SHL5305
Sony MDR-XB400
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.Has an in-line control panel
Philips SHL5305
Sony MDR-XB400
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

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