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Pioneer STEEZ Effects

55points

Sony MDR-XB400

Pioneer STEEZ Effects
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Pioneer STEEZ Effects vs Sony MDR-XB400

Pioneer STEEZ Effects
Sony MDR-XB400
Pioneer STEEZ Effects
Sony MDR-XB400

Why is Pioneer STEEZ Effects better than Sony MDR-XB400?

  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has a straight plug

Why is Sony MDR-XB400 better than Pioneer STEEZ Effects?

  • 1Hz lower low-frequency
    5Hzvs6Hz
  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 6g lighter
    150gvs156g
  • 8 Ohms lower impedance
    24 Ohmsvs32 Ohms
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has an L-shaped plug

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Design

1.weight

156g

150g

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3g

2.has a detachable cable
Pioneer STEEZ Effects
Sony MDR-XB400

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

For example

Microsoft Surface Headphones

3.has stereo speakers
Pioneer STEEZ Effects
Sony MDR-XB400

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

4.has a tangle free cable
Pioneer STEEZ Effects
Sony MDR-XB400

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

5.has an L-shaped plug
Pioneer STEEZ Effects
Sony MDR-XB400

An L-shaped plug is better if the jack is on the left or right side of the device, so that the cable isn't bent, and is less likely to break when the device is in your pocket.

6.has a straight plug
Pioneer STEEZ Effects
Sony MDR-XB400

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

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

28000Hz

22000Hz

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

6Hz

5Hz

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 STEEZ Effects
Sony MDR-XB400

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

4.impedance

32 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.

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Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

5.has a neodymium magnet
Pioneer STEEZ Effects
Sony MDR-XB400

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.sound pressure level

104dB/mW

100dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

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Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Pioneer STEEZ Effects
Sony MDR-XB400

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

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Features

1.can be used as a headset
Pioneer STEEZ Effects
Sony MDR-XB400

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.

2.has an in-line control panel
Pioneer STEEZ Effects
Sony MDR-XB400

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

3.control panel placed on a device
Pioneer STEEZ Effects
Sony MDR-XB400

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.

For example

RHA TrueConnect

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