55points

Pioneer SE-NC21M

89points

Sony MDR-XB950B1

90points

Sony WH-1000XM2

Pioneer SE-NC21M
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Comparison winner
Sony WH-1000XM2
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37 facts in comparison

Pioneer SE-NC21M vs Sony MDR-XB950B1 vs Sony WH-1000XM2

Pioneer SE-NC21M
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony WH-1000XM2
Pioneer SE-NC21M
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony WH-1000XM2
55
points
89
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90
points

Why is Pioneer SE-NC21M better than Sony MDR-XB950B1 & Sony WH-1000XM2?

  • Weight
    120gvs245,275g
  • Has an on-ear form
  • Has a removable battery

Why is Sony MDR-XB950B1 better than Pioneer SE-NC21M & Sony WH-1000XM2?

  • Lowest frequency
    3Hzvs10,4Hz
  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Impedance
    24 Ohmsvs44,46 Ohms
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has a battery level indicator

Why is Sony WH-1000XM2 better than Pioneer SE-NC21M & Sony MDR-XB950B1?

  • Highest frequency
    40000Hzvs22000,28000Hz

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Pioneer SE-NC21M
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony WH-1000XM2

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
Sony WH-1000XM2

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
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

275g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Pioneer SE-NC21M
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

6.has a tangle free cable
Pioneer SE-NC21M
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony WH-1000XM2

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

For example

SoundMagic E11C

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

22000Hz

28000Hz

40000Hz

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

4Hz

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.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Pioneer SE-NC21M
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

4.impedance

44 Ohms

24 Ohms

46 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
Pioneer SE-NC21M
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony WH-1000XM2

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)
Pioneer SE-NC21M
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony WH-1000XM2

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
Pioneer SE-NC21M
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony WH-1000XM2

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Pioneer SE-NC21M
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony WH-1000XM2

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Pioneer SE-NC21M
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony WH-1000XM2

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
Sony WH-1000XM2

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Pioneer SE-NC21M
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony WH-1000XM2

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
Sony WH-1000XM2

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
Sony WH-1000XM2

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
Sony WH-1000XM2

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
Sony WH-1000XM2

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
Sony WH-1000XM2

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
Sony WH-1000XM2

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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