97points

Sennheiser PXC 550

100points

Sony WH-1000XM3

42points

Yamaha HPH-200

Sennheiser PXC 550
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Sony WH-1000XM3
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Sennheiser PXC 550 vs Sony WH-1000XM3 vs Yamaha HPH-200

Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM3
Yamaha HPH-200
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM3
Yamaha HPH-200
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Why is Sennheiser PXC 550 better than Sony WH-1000XM3 & Yamaha HPH-200?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction

Why is Sony WH-1000XM3 better than Sennheiser PXC 550 & Yamaha HPH-200?

  • Lowest frequency
    4Hzvs17,20Hz
  • Impedance
    47 Ohmsvs490,48 Ohms
  • Has voice prompts
  • Has voice commands
  • Has USB Type-C

Why is Yamaha HPH-200 better than Sennheiser PXC 550 & Sony WH-1000XM3?

  • Weight
    180gvs227,255g
  • Has an on-ear form
  • Has an open-back design

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM3
Yamaha HPH-200

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 WH-1000XM3
Yamaha HPH-200

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 WH-1000XM3
Yamaha HPH-200

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

227g

255g

180g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM3
Yamaha HPH-200

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

6.sweat resistant
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM3
Yamaha HPH-200

Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

For example

RHA TrueConnect

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

23000Hz

40000Hz

20000Hz

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

4Hz

20Hz

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 WH-1000XM3
Yamaha HPH-200

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

104.5dB/mW

98.5dB/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

47 Ohms

48 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 WH-1000XM3
Yamaha HPH-200

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 WH-1000XM3
Yamaha HPH-200

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM3
Yamaha HPH-200

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM3
Yamaha HPH-200

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

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

4.Has USB Type-C
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM3
Yamaha HPH-200

The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM3
Yamaha HPH-200

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM3
Yamaha HPH-200

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 WH-1000XM3
Yamaha HPH-200

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 PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM3
Yamaha HPH-200

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM3
Yamaha HPH-200

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 WH-1000XM3
Yamaha HPH-200

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 WH-1000XM3
Yamaha HPH-200

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

4.has a noise canceling microphone
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM3
Yamaha HPH-200

These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

For example

Microsoft Surface Headphones

5.has voice prompts
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM3
Yamaha HPH-200

This feature allows the device to inform you of important information through its audio function.

6.has voice commands
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM3
Yamaha HPH-200

You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.

Miscellaneous

1.wireless charging
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM3
Yamaha HPH-200

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

For example

Audio-Technica ATH-CKR7TW

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