53points

Philips SHL5305

58points

Sony MDR-XB400

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

Philips SHL5305
Sony MDR-XB400
53
points
Philips SHL5305
58
points
Sony MDR-XB400

Why is Philips SHL5305 better than Sony MDR-XB400?

  • 2dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    ?

    102dB/mWvs100dB/mW
  • Has an over-the-ear form
    ?
  • 55.5g lighter
    94.5gvs150g
  • 10mm bigger driver unit
    ?

    40mmvs30mm
  • Has an in-line control panel
    ?

Why is Sony MDR-XB400 better than Philips SHL5305?

  • 13Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    5Hzvs18Hz
  • 400Hz higher high-frequency
    ?

    22000Hzvs21600Hz
  • 8 Ohms lower impedance
    ?

    24 Ohmsvs32 Ohms
  • Has a tangle free cable
    ?
  • Has an on-ear form
    ?
  • Has an L-shaped plug
    ?

Price comparison

Design

1.has stereo speakers
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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 SHL5305
Sony MDR-XB400
2.has an over-the-ear form
?

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.

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

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4 (2nd Gen)

Philips SHL5305
Sony MDR-XB400
4.weight
?

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

94.5g

150g

5.has a tangle free cable
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The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

Philips SHL5305
Sony MDR-XB400
6.has an on-ear form
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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.

Philips SHL5305
Sony MDR-XB400

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency
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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

18Hz

5Hz

2.highest frequency
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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

21600Hz

22000Hz

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

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

102dB/mW

100dB/mW

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

Philips SHL5305
Sony MDR-XB400
5.impedance
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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

32 Ohms

24 Ohms

6.driver unit size
?

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

Best

Monoprice Monolith M1570

106mm

40mm

30mm

Connectivity

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

Philips SHL5305
Sony MDR-XB400

Features

1.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

Motorola VerveBuds 400

Philips SHL5305
Sony MDR-XB400
2.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 SHL5305
Sony MDR-XB400

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