58points

Sennheiser IE80

52points

Sony XBA-4

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Sennheiser IE80 vs Sony XBA-4

Sennheiser IE80
Sony XBA-4
Sennheiser IE80
Sony XBA-4
58
points
52
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Why is Sennheiser IE80 better than Sony XBA-4?

  • 3g lighter
    5gvs8g
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has an earbud form

Why is Sony XBA-4 better than Sennheiser IE80?

  • 8000Hz higher high-frequency
    28000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 7Hz lower low-frequency
    3Hzvs10Hz
  • 8 Ohms lower impedance
    8 Ohmsvs16 Ohms
  • Has included ear pads

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sennheiser IE80
Sony XBA-4

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 a detachable cable
Sennheiser IE80
Sony XBA-4

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

3.weight

5g

8g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.has an in-ear form
Sennheiser IE80
Sony XBA-4

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.

5.has included ear pads
Sennheiser IE80
Sony XBA-4

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

6.travel bag is included
Sennheiser IE80
Sony XBA-4

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

28000Hz

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

10Hz

3Hz

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
Sennheiser IE80
Sony XBA-4

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

4.sound pressure level

125dB/mW

108dB/mW

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

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

5.impedance

16 Ohms

8 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

6.has a neodymium magnet
Sennheiser IE80
Sony XBA-4

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

For example

Creative SXFI Air

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sennheiser IE80
Sony XBA-4

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

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