39points

Philips SHP8000

62points

Sony MDR-XB550AP

Philips SHP8000
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Philips SHP8000 vs Sony MDR-XB550AP

Philips SHP8000
Sony MDR-XB550AP
39
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Philips SHP8000
62
points
Sony MDR-XB550AP

Why is Philips SHP8000 better than Sony MDR-XB550AP?

  • 2000Hz higher high-frequency
    ?

    24000Hzvs22000Hz
  • 2dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    ?

    104dB/mWvs102dB/mW
  • Has an over-the-ear form
    ?
  • 10mm bigger driver unit
    ?

    40mmvs30mm
  • 1.8m longer cable
    ?

    3mvs1.2m
  • Has a straight plug
    ?

Why is Sony MDR-XB550AP better than Philips SHP8000?

  • 10Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    5Hzvs15Hz
  • Has passive noise reduction
    ?
  • 8 Ohms lower impedance
    ?

    24 Ohmsvs32 Ohms
  • Has a neodymium magnet
    ?
  • 114.5g lighter
    180gvs294.5g
  • Can be used as a headset
    ?
  • Can be folded
    ?
  • Has an in-line control panel
    ?

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.

Philips SHP8000
Sony MDR-XB550AP
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 SHP8000
Sony MDR-XB550AP
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

Audeze LCD-1

Philips SHP8000
Sony MDR-XB550AP
4.sweat resistant
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Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

For example

Skullcandy Sesh

Philips SHP8000
Sony MDR-XB550AP
5.weight
?

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

294.5g

180g

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

For example

Beats Solo Pro

Philips SHP8000
Sony MDR-XB550AP

Sound quality

1.highest frequency
?

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

24000Hz

22000Hz

2.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.

Best

Sony MH1CBLK

1Hz

15Hz

5Hz

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

104dB/mW

102dB/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 SHP8000
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.

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

32 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

Beats Solo Pro

Philips SHP8000
Sony MDR-XB550AP

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
?

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

For example

Beats Solo Pro

Philips SHP8000
Sony MDR-XB550AP
2.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 SHP8000
Sony MDR-XB550AP
3.Has Wi-Fi
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The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Philips SHP8000
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 SHP8000
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

Beats Solo Pro

Philips SHP8000
Sony MDR-XB550AP
3.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 SHP8000
Sony MDR-XB550AP
4.has a noise canceling microphone
?

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

For example

Jabra Elite 75t

Philips SHP8000
Sony MDR-XB550AP

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