97points

Sennheiser PXC 550

70points

Sony NWZ-WH505

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Sennheiser PXC 550 vs Sony NWZ-WH505

Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony NWZ-WH505
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony NWZ-WH505
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70
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Why is Sennheiser PXC 550 better than Sony NWZ-WH505?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has a rechargeable battery
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC

Why is Sony NWZ-WH505 better than Sennheiser PXC 550?

  • 2000Hz higher high-frequency
    25000Hzvs23000Hz
  • 12Hz lower low-frequency
    5Hzvs17Hz
  • 450 Ohms lower impedance
    40 Ohmsvs490 Ohms

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony NWZ-WH505

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 550
Sony NWZ-WH505

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 550
Sony NWZ-WH505

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.can be folded
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony NWZ-WH505

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

5.travel bag is included
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony NWZ-WH505

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

6.has an L-shaped plug
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony NWZ-WH505

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.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

23000Hz

25000Hz

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

17Hz

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.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony NWZ-WH505

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

110dB/mW

105dB/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

490 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

6.has a neodymium magnet
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony NWZ-WH505

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 battery level indicator
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony NWZ-WH505

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony NWZ-WH505

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony NWZ-WH505

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony NWZ-WH505

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 PXC 550
Sony NWZ-WH505

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.

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony NWZ-WH505

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.can be used as a headset
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony NWZ-WH505

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.

3.has an in-line control panel
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony NWZ-WH505

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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