91points
72points

Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

76points
50points

Sony MDR-XB950N1

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Cost-effectiveness winner
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Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC vs Sony MDR-XB950N1

Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-XB950N1
91
points
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
76
points
Sony MDR-XB950N1

Why is Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC better than Sony MDR-XB950N1?

  • 2000Hz higher high-frequency
    ?

    22000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 2Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    18Hzvs20Hz
  • 29 Ohms lower impedance
    ?

    18 Ohmsvs47 Ohms
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise control)
    ?
  • 68.9g lighter
    221.1gvs290g
  • Can be used as a headset
    ?
  • Has a battery level indicator
    ?
  • 5h shorter charge time
    ?

    2hvs7h

Why is Sony MDR-XB950N1 better than Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC?

  • 0.1 newer Bluetooth version
    4.1vs4
  • Has included ear pads
    ?
  • Has a straight plug
    ?

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
?

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

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2.has an over-the-ear form
?

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.

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3.has a detachable cable
?

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

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Sony MDR-XB950N1
4.weight
?

Best

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3g

221.1g

290g

5.sweat resistant
?

Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

For example

Skullcandy Sesh

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6.can be folded
?

Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency
?

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

22000Hz

20000Hz

2.lowest frequency
?

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

Best

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1Hz

18Hz

20Hz

3.has passive noise reduction
?

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

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4.impedance
?

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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4 Ohms

18 Ohms

47 Ohms

5.has active noise cancelling (noise control)
?

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.

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Sony MDR-XB950N1
6.has a neodymium magnet
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Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

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Sony MDR-XB950N1

Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
?

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-XB950N1
2.charge time
?

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.

Best

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0.46h

2h

7h

3.has a battery level indicator
?

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

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Connectivity

1.Bluetooth version
?

Best

Skullcandy Sesh

5

4

4.1

2.Can be used wirelessly
?

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-XB950N1
3.has a 3.5mm male connector
?

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

Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-XB950N1
4.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
?

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.

Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-XB950N1
5.Has WiFi
?

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

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Features

1.can be used as a headset
?

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.

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Sony MDR-XB950N1
2.control panel placed on a device
?

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.

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Sony MDR-XB950N1
3.warranty period
?

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

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4.has a noise canceling microphone
?

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

For example

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