61points

Sennheiser PXC 450

68points

Sony MDR-NC500D

Sennheiser PXC 450
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Sennheiser PXC 450 vs Sony MDR-NC500D

Sennheiser PXC 450
Sony MDR-NC500D
Sennheiser PXC 450
Sony MDR-NC500D
61
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68
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Why is Sennheiser PXC 450 better than Sony MDR-NC500D?

  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has a straight plug

Why is Sony MDR-NC500D better than Sennheiser PXC 450?

  • 3Hz lower low-frequency
    5Hzvs8Hz
  • 110 Ohms lower impedance
    40 Ohmsvs150 Ohms
  • 45g lighter
    195gvs240g
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • 0.1m longer cable
    1.5mvs1.4m

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sennheiser PXC 450
Sony MDR-NC500D

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 PXC 450
Sony MDR-NC500D

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

3.has an over-the-ear form
Sennheiser PXC 450
Sony MDR-NC500D

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.

4.weight

240g

195g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Sennheiser PXC 450
Sony MDR-NC500D

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

6.travel bag is included
Sennheiser PXC 450
Sony MDR-NC500D

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

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

28000Hz

24000Hz

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

8Hz

5Hz

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.sound pressure level

108dB/mW

102dB/mW

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

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

4.impedance

150 Ohms

40 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

5.has a neodymium magnet
Sennheiser PXC 450
Sony MDR-NC500D

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.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Sennheiser PXC 450
Sony MDR-NC500D

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.

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Sennheiser PXC 450
Sony MDR-NC500D

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a removable battery
Sennheiser PXC 450
Sony MDR-NC500D

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

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sennheiser PXC 450
Sony MDR-NC500D

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

Features

1.has an in-line control panel
Sennheiser PXC 450
Sony MDR-NC500D

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

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