47points

Philips SHP8500

44points

Sennheiser HD 600

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Philips SHP8500 vs Sennheiser HD 600

Philips SHP8500
Sennheiser HD 600
Philips SHP8500
Sennheiser HD 600
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44
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Why is Philips SHP8500 better than Sennheiser HD 600?

  • 2Hz lower low-frequency
    10Hzvs12Hz
  • 268 Ohms lower impedance
    32 Ohmsvs300 Ohms
  • Has a straight plug

Why is Sennheiser HD 600 better than Philips SHP8500?

  • 11000Hz higher high-frequency
    39000Hzvs28000Hz
  • 300g lighter
    260gvs560g
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has an open-back design

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Philips SHP8500
Sennheiser HD 600

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 a detachable cable
Philips SHP8500
Sennheiser HD 600

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

3.has an over-the-ear form
Philips SHP8500
Sennheiser HD 600

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.

4.weight

560g

260g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has a straight plug
Philips SHP8500
Sennheiser HD 600

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

6.cable length

3m

3m

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.

Best

Pioneer SE-A1000

6m

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

28000Hz

39000Hz

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

2.lowest frequency

10Hz

12Hz

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

3.sound pressure level

106dB/mW

97dB/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.impedance

32 Ohms

300 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

5.has a neodymium magnet
Philips SHP8500
Sennheiser HD 600

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 SHP8500
Sennheiser HD 600

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

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