39points

Sennheiser HD 800 S

87points

Sony MDR-XB950B1

88points

Sony WH-1000XM2

Sennheiser HD 800 S
Sony MDR-XB950B1
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Sennheiser HD 800 S vs Sony MDR-XB950B1 vs Sony WH-1000XM2

Sennheiser HD 800 S
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony WH-1000XM2
Sennheiser HD 800 S
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony WH-1000XM2

Why is Sennheiser HD 800 S better than Sony MDR-XB950B1 & Sony WH-1000XM2?

  • Has a straight plug
  • Has an open-back design

Why is Sony MDR-XB950B1 better than Sennheiser HD 800 S & Sony WH-1000XM2?

  • Lowest frequency
    3Hzvs4,4Hz
  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Weight
    245gvs330,275g
  • Impedance
    24 Ohmsvs300,46 Ohms
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Has included ear pads

Why is Sony WH-1000XM2 better than Sennheiser HD 800 S & Sony MDR-XB950B1?

  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Travel bag is included

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
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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 an over-the-ear form
Sennheiser HD 800 S
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.

3.weight

330g

245g

275g

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3g

4.has a detachable cable
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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.

5.can be folded
Sennheiser HD 800 S
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

6.has an in-ear form
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Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony WH-1000XM2

The in-ear device is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. It is inserted in the ear canal itself and blocks out a lot of environmental noise. It has stronger bass tones and is unlikely to fall out of the ear.

For example

AKG N200 Wireless

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

4Hz

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

2.highest frequency

51000Hz

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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Sennheiser HD 800 S
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.driver unit size

56mm

40mm

39.8mm

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

Best

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106mm

5.has a neodymium magnet
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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.impedance

300 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

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Sennheiser HD 800 S
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony WH-1000XM2

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

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

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
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Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony WH-1000XM2

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sennheiser HD 800 S
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
Sennheiser HD 800 S
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
Sennheiser HD 800 S
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony WH-1000XM2

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Sennheiser HD 800 S
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.has an in-line control panel
Sennheiser HD 800 S
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

3.can be used as a headset
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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.

4.has a noise canceling microphone
Sennheiser HD 800 S
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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