55points

Pioneer SE-NC21M

89points

Sony MDR-XB950B1

Pioneer SE-NC21M
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Pioneer SE-NC21M vs Sony MDR-XB950B1

Pioneer SE-NC21M
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Pioneer SE-NC21M
Sony MDR-XB950B1
55
points
89
points

Why is Pioneer SE-NC21M better than Sony MDR-XB950B1?

  • 125g lighter
    120gvs245g
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has an on-ear form
  • Has a removable battery

Why is Sony MDR-XB950B1 better than Pioneer SE-NC21M?

  • 6000Hz higher high-frequency
    28000Hzvs22000Hz
  • 7Hz lower low-frequency
    3Hzvs10Hz
  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 20 Ohms lower impedance
    24 Ohmsvs44 Ohms
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • 10dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    105dB/mWvs95dB/mW
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has an over-the-ear form

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Pioneer SE-NC21M
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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
Pioneer SE-NC21M
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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
Pioneer SE-NC21M
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

120g

245g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has an in-ear form
Pioneer SE-NC21M
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The in-ear device is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. It is inserted in the ear canal itself and blocks out a lot of environmental noise. It has stronger bass tones and is unlikely to fall out of the ear.

For example

JBL Under Armour True Wireless Flash

6.can be folded
Pioneer SE-NC21M
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

22000Hz

28000Hz

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

3Hz

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

95dB/mW

105dB/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
Pioneer SE-NC21M
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

5.impedance

44 Ohms

24 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

6.has a neodymium magnet
Pioneer SE-NC21M
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Pioneer SE-NC21M
Sony MDR-XB950B1

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Pioneer SE-NC21M
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Pioneer SE-NC21M
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Pioneer SE-NC21M
Sony MDR-XB950B1

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Pioneer SE-NC21M
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Pioneer SE-NC21M
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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.

4.Has WiFi
Pioneer SE-NC21M
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Pioneer SE-NC21M
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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
Pioneer SE-NC21M
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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
Pioneer SE-NC21M
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

For example

AKG N200 Wireless

4.has a noise canceling microphone
Pioneer SE-NC21M
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

For example

Microsoft Surface Headphones

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