46points

Philips SHP8500

42points

Sennheiser HD 800

Philips SHP8500
Comparison winner
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15 facts in comparison

Philips SHP8500 vs Sennheiser HD 800

Philips SHP8500
Sennheiser HD 800
46
points
Philips SHP8500
42
points
Sennheiser HD 800

Why is Philips SHP8500 better than Sennheiser HD 800?

  • 4dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    ?

    106dB/mWvs102dB/mW
  • 268 Ohms lower impedance
    ?

    32 Ohmsvs300 Ohms
  • Has a neodymium magnet
    ?

Why is Sennheiser HD 800 better than Philips SHP8500?

  • 23000Hz higher high-frequency
    ?

    51000Hzvs28000Hz
  • 4Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    6Hzvs10Hz
  • Has a detachable cable
    ?
  • 230g lighter
    330gvs560g
  • Has an open-back design
    ?

Price comparison

Sennheiser HD 800

ProductStorePrice
Sennheiser HD 800 AmazonSennheiser HD 800 S Reference Headphone ...Sennheiser HD 800 S Reference Headphone System
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$1,540.48
Sennheiser HD 800 AmazonSennheiser HD 820 Closed-Back Headphone
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$2,099.99
Sennheiser HD 800 AmazonSennheiser HD 650 Open Back Professional...Sennheiser HD 650 Open Back Professional Headphone
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$369.93
Sennheiser HD 800 AmazonSennheiser HD 660 S - HiRes Audiophile O...Sennheiser HD 660 S - HiRes Audiophile Open Back Headphone
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$489.94
Sennheiser HD 800 AmazonSennheiser HD 800 Reference Dynamic Head...Sennheiser HD 800 Reference Dynamic Headphone
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$1,999.00
Sennheiser HD 800 AmazonSennheiser HD 599 Open Back Headphone, I...Sennheiser HD 599 Open Back Headphone, Ivory
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$199.95
Sennheiser HD 800 AmazonSennheiser RS 175 RF Wireless Headphone ...Sennheiser RS 175 RF Wireless Headphone System
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$270.00
Sennheiser HD 800 AmazonSennheiser HD 600 Open Back Professional...Sennheiser HD 600 Open Back Professional Headphone
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$299.95
Sennheiser HD 800 Amazonbeyerdynamic DT 990 Pro 250 ohm Headphon...beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro 250 ohm Headphones, Gray, (459038)
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$128.87
Sennheiser HD 800 AmazonSennheiser HD 4.50 Bluetooth Wireless He...Sennheiser HD 4.50 Bluetooth Wireless Headphones with Active Noise Cancellation, Black and Silver(HD 4.50 BTNC)
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$101.95

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 SHP8500
Sennheiser HD 800
2.has an over-the-ear form
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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 SHP8500
Sennheiser HD 800
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.

Philips SHP8500
Sennheiser HD 800
4.weight
?

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

560g

330g

5.cable length
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A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.

Best

Pioneer SE-A1000

6m

3m

3m

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

Philips SHP8500
Sennheiser HD 800

Sound quality

1.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

28000Hz

51000Hz

2.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

106dB/mW

102dB/mW

3.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

10Hz

6Hz

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.

For example

Sennheiser CX 686G Sports

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Sennheiser HD 800
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

300 Ohms

6.has active noise-cancelling (noise control)
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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 SHP8500
Sennheiser HD 800

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 SHP8500
Sennheiser HD 800

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