94points

Sennheiser PXC 550

50points

Urbanears Medis

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Sennheiser PXC 550 vs Urbanears Medis

Sennheiser PXC 550
Urbanears Medis
Sennheiser PXC 550
Urbanears Medis

Why is Sennheiser PXC 550 better than Urbanears Medis?

  • 3Hz lower low-frequency
    17Hzvs20Hz
  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be folded
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be used wirelessly

Why is Urbanears Medis better than Sennheiser PXC 550?

  • 458 Ohms lower impedance
    32 Ohmsvs490 Ohms
  • 5dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    115dB/mWvs110dB/mW
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has an earbud form

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Design

1.has a detachable cable
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Urbanears Medis

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

2.has stereo speakers
Sennheiser PXC 550
Urbanears Medis

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

3.can be folded
Sennheiser PXC 550
Urbanears Medis

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

4.has an over-the-ear form
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Urbanears Medis

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.

5.has a tangle free cable
Sennheiser PXC 550
Urbanears Medis

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

6.travel bag is included
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Urbanears Medis

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

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

23000Hz

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

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
Urbanears Medis

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

4.impedance

490 Ohms

32 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 550
Urbanears Medis

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.sound pressure level

110dB/mW

115dB/mW

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

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
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Urbanears Medis

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
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Urbanears Medis

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Sennheiser PXC 550
Urbanears Medis

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
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Urbanears Medis

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
Urbanears Medis

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.

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Features

1.can be used as a headset
Sennheiser PXC 550
Urbanears Medis

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.

2.has an in-line control panel
Sennheiser PXC 550
Urbanears Medis

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

3.control panel placed on a device
Sennheiser PXC 550
Urbanears Medis

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.

4.number of microphones

3

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

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