57points

Philips SHQ3017/28

97points

Sennheiser PXC 550

Philips SHQ3017/28
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Philips SHQ3017/28 vs Sennheiser PXC 550

Philips SHQ3017/28
Sennheiser PXC 550
Philips SHQ3017/28
Sennheiser PXC 550
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points
97
points

Why is Philips SHQ3017/28 better than Sennheiser PXC 550?

  • 2Hz lower low-frequency
    15Hzvs17Hz
  • 474 Ohms lower impedance
    16 Ohmsvs490 Ohms
  • 219g lighter
    8gvs227g
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has an in-ear form

Why is Sennheiser PXC 550 better than Philips SHQ3017/28?

  • 1000Hz higher high-frequency
    23000Hzvs22000Hz
  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 8dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    110dB/mWvs102dB/mW
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Can be folded

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Philips SHQ3017/28
Sennheiser PXC 550

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 SHQ3017/28
Sennheiser PXC 550

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 SHQ3017/28
Sennheiser PXC 550

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

8g

227g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has included ear pads
Philips SHQ3017/28
Sennheiser PXC 550

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

6.can be folded
Philips SHQ3017/28
Sennheiser PXC 550

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

15Hz

17Hz

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

2.highest frequency

22000Hz

23000Hz

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

3.sound pressure level

102dB/mW

110dB/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.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Philips SHQ3017/28
Sennheiser PXC 550

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

5.has a neodymium magnet
Philips SHQ3017/28
Sennheiser PXC 550

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

6.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Philips SHQ3017/28
Sennheiser PXC 550

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.

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Philips SHQ3017/28
Sennheiser PXC 550

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Philips SHQ3017/28
Sennheiser PXC 550

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Philips SHQ3017/28
Sennheiser PXC 550

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Philips SHQ3017/28
Sennheiser PXC 550

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

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Philips SHQ3017/28
Sennheiser PXC 550

Device supports fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Philips SHQ3017/28
Sennheiser PXC 550

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.can be used as a headset
Philips SHQ3017/28
Sennheiser PXC 550

A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for applications which require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones etc.

3.has an in-line control panel
Philips SHQ3017/28
Sennheiser PXC 550

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

4.number of microphones

1

3

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

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