88points
94points

Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

73points
68points

Sony MDR-XB950N1

Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Comparison winner
Cost-effectiveness winner
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35 facts in comparison

Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC vs Sony MDR-XB950N1

Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-XB950N1
88
points
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
73
points
Sony MDR-XB950N1

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

  • 2Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    18Hzvs20Hz
  • 2000Hz higher high-frequency
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    22000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 29 Ohms lower impedance
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    18 Ohmsvs47 Ohms
  • 68.9g lighter
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    221.1gvs290g
  • Has a battery level indicator
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  • 5h shorter charge time
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    2hvs7h
  • 1 more years under manufacturer's warranty
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    2vs1
  • 0.2m longer cable
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    1.4mvs1.2m

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

  • 0.1 newer Bluetooth version
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    4.1vs4
  • Has a straight plug
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Price comparison

Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

ProductStorePrice
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC AmazonSennheiser HD 4.50 Bluetooth Wireless He...Sennheiser HD 4.50 Bluetooth Wireless Headphones with Active Noise Cancellation, Black and Silver(HD 4.50 BTNC)
Amazon logo
$179.95
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC aliexpressSennheiser Hd 4.50 Btnc
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$211.73

Sony MDR-XB950N1

ProductStorePrice
Sony MDR-XB950N1 AmazonSony MDR-XB950N1B Wireless Noise Cancell...Sony MDR-XB950N1B Wireless Noise Cancelling Extra Bass Headphones - Black (International Version) …
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$125.00
Sony MDR-XB950N1 AmazonSony XB950N1 Extra Bass Wireless Noise C...Sony XB950N1 Extra Bass Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-the-Ear Headphones - Titanium
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$129.99
Sony MDR-XB950N1 AmazonSony XB950N1 Extra Bass Wireless Noise C...Sony XB950N1 Extra Bass Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones, Black
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$89.40

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-XB950N1
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 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-XB950N1
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 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-XB950N1
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 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-XB950N1
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
5.weight

221.1g

290g

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 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-XB950N1
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

18Hz

20Hz

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

22000Hz

20000Hz

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 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-XB950N1
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 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-XB950N1
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.impedance

18 Ohms

47 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.
6.has a neodymium magnet
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-XB950N1
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 rechargeable battery
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-XB950N1
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
2.has a battery level indicator
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-XB950N1
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
3.charge time

2h

7h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-XB950N1
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.Bluetooth version

4

4.1

Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
3.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-XB950N1
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
4.Has Bluetooth aptX
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-XB950N1
Bluetooth aptX is an audio codec used for transmitting hi-resolution audio wirelessly from Bluetooth-enabled devices. Developed by Qualcomm, the aptX audio technology includes variations such as aptX HD, aptX Low Latency, and aptX Adaptive.
5.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-XB950N1
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.
6.supports Wi-Fi
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-XB950N1
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-XB950N1
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 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-XB950N1
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
3.control panel placed on a device
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-XB950N1
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.
4.warranty period

2

1

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.
5.Has voice prompts
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-XB950N1
With voice prompts, you will automatically receive information via audio messages – for instance, you may find out that the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.
6.has voice commands
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Sony MDR-XB950N1
You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.

Price comparison

Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

ProductStorePrice
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC AmazonSennheiser HD 4.50 Bluetooth Wireless He...Sennheiser HD 4.50 Bluetooth Wireless Headphones with Active Noise Cancellation, Black and Silver(HD 4.50 BTNC)
Amazon logo
$179.95
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC aliexpressSennheiser Hd 4.50 Btnc
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$211.73

Sony MDR-XB950N1

ProductStorePrice
Sony MDR-XB950N1 AmazonSony MDR-XB950N1B Wireless Noise Cancell...Sony MDR-XB950N1B Wireless Noise Cancelling Extra Bass Headphones - Black (International Version) …
Amazon logo
$125.00
Sony MDR-XB950N1 AmazonSony XB950N1 Extra Bass Wireless Noise C...Sony XB950N1 Extra Bass Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-the-Ear Headphones - Titanium
Amazon logo
$129.99
Sony MDR-XB950N1 AmazonSony XB950N1 Extra Bass Wireless Noise C...Sony XB950N1 Extra Bass Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones, Black
Amazon logo
$89.40

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