57points

Sennheiser HD 4.20s

56points

Sony MDR-XB550AP

Sennheiser HD 4.20s
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34 facts in comparison

Sennheiser HD 4.20s vs Sony MDR-XB550AP

Sennheiser HD 4.20s
Sony MDR-XB550AP
57
points
Sennheiser HD 4.20s
56
points
Sony MDR-XB550AP

Why is Sennheiser HD 4.20s better than Sony MDR-XB550AP?

  • 16dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    ?

    118dB/mWvs102dB/mW
  • Has an over-the-ear form
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  • 6 Ohms lower impedance
    ?

    18 Ohmsvs24 Ohms
  • 1 more years under manufacturer's warranty
    ?

    2vs1
  • 0.2m longer cable
    ?

    1.4mvs1.2m

Why is Sony MDR-XB550AP better than Sennheiser HD 4.20s?

  • 13Hz lower low-frequency
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    5Hzvs18Hz
  • 2000Hz higher high-frequency
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    22000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 199.9g lighter
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    180gvs379.9g
  • Has an on-ear form
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Price comparison

Sony MDR-XB550AP

Buy used:

$72.95

ProductStorePrice
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony XB550AP Extra Bass On-Ear Headset/H...Sony XB550AP Extra Bass On-Ear Headset/Headphones with mic for phone call, Black
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$59.99
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony XB550AP Extra Bass On-Ear Headphone...Sony XB550AP Extra Bass On-Ear Headphone, Black (2017 model) (Renewed)
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$37.00
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDR-XB450AP Extra Bass Headphone (R...Sony MDR-XB450AP Extra Bass Headphone (Red)
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$59.99
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDR-XB450AP Extra Bass Headphone - ...Sony MDR-XB450AP Extra Bass Headphone - Black (International Version U.S. Warranty May not Apply)
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$54.99
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDRZX110AP ZX Series Extra Bass Sma...Sony MDRZX110AP ZX Series Extra Bass Smartphone Headset with Mic (Black)
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$21.61
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDR-XB50AP/R Extra Bass Earbud Head...Sony MDR-XB50AP/R Extra Bass Earbud Headset
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$29.95
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony ZX Series MDR-ZX310AP Headband Ster...Sony ZX Series MDR-ZX310AP Headband Stereo Headset
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$27.99
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony DJ Style Headphones
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$51.89
Sony MDR-XB550AP aliexpressHeadphones Sony MDR-XB550AP
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$63.88

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sennheiser HD 4.20s
Sony MDR-XB550AP
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 an over-the-ear form
Sennheiser HD 4.20s
Sony MDR-XB550AP
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.
3.has a detachable cable
Sennheiser HD 4.20s
Sony MDR-XB550AP
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
4.sweat resistance
Sennheiser HD 4.20s
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
5.weight

379.9g

180g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
6.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Sennheiser HD 4.20s
Sony MDR-XB550AP
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

18Hz

5Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
2.highest frequency

20000Hz

22000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
3.has passive noise reduction
Sennheiser HD 4.20s
Sony MDR-XB550AP
The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
4.has active noise cancellation (noise control)
Sennheiser HD 4.20s
Sony MDR-XB550AP
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.
5.sound pressure level

118dB/mW

102dB/mW

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

18 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.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Sennheiser HD 4.20s
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sennheiser HD 4.20s
Sony MDR-XB550AP
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
3.supports Wi-Fi
Sennheiser HD 4.20s
Sony MDR-XB550AP
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Sennheiser HD 4.20s
Sony MDR-XB550AP
A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.
2.has a noise-canceling microphone
Sennheiser HD 4.20s
Sony MDR-XB550AP
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
3.number of microphones

1

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.control panel placed on a device
Sennheiser HD 4.20s
Sony MDR-XB550AP
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.
5.Has an in-line control panel
Sennheiser HD 4.20s
Sony MDR-XB550AP
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
6.warranty period

2

1

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.

Price comparison

Sony MDR-XB550AP

Buy used:

$72.95

ProductStorePrice
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony XB550AP Extra Bass On-Ear Headset/H...Sony XB550AP Extra Bass On-Ear Headset/Headphones with mic for phone call, Black
Amazon logo
$59.99
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony XB550AP Extra Bass On-Ear Headphone...Sony XB550AP Extra Bass On-Ear Headphone, Black (2017 model) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$37.00
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDR-XB450AP Extra Bass Headphone (R...Sony MDR-XB450AP Extra Bass Headphone (Red)
Amazon logo
$59.99
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDR-XB450AP Extra Bass Headphone - ...Sony MDR-XB450AP Extra Bass Headphone - Black (International Version U.S. Warranty May not Apply)
Amazon logo
$54.99
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDRZX110AP ZX Series Extra Bass Sma...Sony MDRZX110AP ZX Series Extra Bass Smartphone Headset with Mic (Black)
Amazon logo
$21.61
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDR-XB50AP/R Extra Bass Earbud Head...Sony MDR-XB50AP/R Extra Bass Earbud Headset
Amazon logo
$29.95
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony ZX Series MDR-ZX310AP Headband Ster...Sony ZX Series MDR-ZX310AP Headband Stereo Headset
Amazon logo
$27.99
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony DJ Style Headphones
Amazon logo
$51.89
Sony MDR-XB550AP aliexpressHeadphones Sony MDR-XB550AP
aliexpress logo
$63.88

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