Sennheiser PXC 550Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2Sony MDR-X05
Top 9%1,208 points
Top 9%
Top 45%727 points
Top 45%
Top 40%799 points
Top 40%
Sennheiser PXC 550
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
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Sony MDR-X05
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Top specs and features

Sennheiser PXC 550 vs Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2 vs Sony MDR-X05: 26 facts in comparison

1. highest frequency

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
23000Hz
Sony MDR-Z1R: 120000Hz
22000Hz
24000Hz

2. lowest frequency

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
17Hz
Sony MH1CBLK: 1Hz
20Hz
4Hz

3. weight

227g
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
155g
235g

4. has sound isolation/passive noise reduction

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
Sennheiser PXC 550
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Sony MDR-X05
48% have it

5. 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.
490Ohms
Flips Solo 2 Social: 4Ohms
27Ohms
40Ohms

6. has a neodymium magnet

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
Sennheiser PXC 550
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Sony MDR-X05
33% have it

7. sound pressure level

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
110dB/mW
AKG K553 Pro: 144dB/mW
99dB/mW
104dB/mW

8. no battery needed

This device works without batteries. It weighs less and you don't have to worry about recharging or replacing the battery.
Sennheiser PXC 550
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Sony MDR-X05
73% have it

9. has a tangle free cable

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.
Sennheiser PXC 550
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Sony MDR-X05
25% have it

10. 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.
Sennheiser PXC 550
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Sony MDR-X05
38% have it

11. can be folded

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.
Sennheiser PXC 550
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Sony MDR-X05
31% have it

12. has an in-line control panel

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
Sennheiser PXC 550
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Sony MDR-X05
44% have it

13. 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.
Sennheiser PXC 550
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Sony MDR-X05
36% have it

14. 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.
Sennheiser PXC 550
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Sony MDR-X05
42% have it

16. has an L-shaped plug

An L-shaped plug is better if the jack is on the left or right side of the device, so that the cable isn't bent, and is less likely to break when the device is in your pocket.
Sennheiser PXC 550
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Sony MDR-X05
32% have it

17. has a straight plug

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.
Sennheiser PXC 550
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Sony MDR-X05
53% have it

18. Can be used wirelessly

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
Sennheiser PXC 550
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Sony MDR-X05
16% have it

19. 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.
Sennheiser PXC 550
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Sony MDR-X05
14% have it

20. travel bag is included

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
Sennheiser PXC 550
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Sony MDR-X05
64% have it

21. has active noise canceling/noise reduction

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.
Sennheiser PXC 550
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Sony MDR-X05
13% have it

22. has a battery level indicator

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
Sennheiser PXC 550
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Sony MDR-X05
8% have it

23. has an on-ear form

This device comfortably rests on top of your outer ears. As it doesn't block out everything from the outside world, it's preferred in places like office environments and recommended for outdoor activities.
Sennheiser PXC 550
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Sony MDR-X05
22% have it

24. 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 PXC 550
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Sony MDR-X05
87% have it

25. has a rechargeable battery

The battery can be recharged and used over again.
Sennheiser PXC 550
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Sony MDR-X05
8% have it

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