60points

Sennheiser RS 165

53points

Sony MDR-RF985RK

Sennheiser RS 165
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Sennheiser RS 165 vs Sony MDR-RF985RK

Sennheiser RS 165
Sony MDR-RF985RK
60
points
Sennheiser RS 165
53
points
Sony MDR-RF985RK

Why is Sennheiser RS 165 better than Sony MDR-RF985RK?

  • Has passive noise reduction
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  • 6dB/mW higher sound pressure level
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    106dB/mWvs100dB/mW
  • 8 Ohms lower impedance
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    32 Ohmsvs40 Ohms
  • Has a neodymium magnet
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  • Has a rechargeable battery
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  • Has a straight plug
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  • Has a removable battery
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Why is Sony MDR-RF985RK better than Sennheiser RS 165?

  • 8Hz lower low-frequency
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    10Hzvs18Hz
  • 1000Hz higher high-frequency
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    22000Hzvs21000Hz
  • Has a battery level indicator
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Price comparison

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sennheiser RS 165
Sony MDR-RF985RK
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 an over-the-ear form
Sennheiser RS 165
Sony MDR-RF985RK
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.
3.has a detachable cable
Sennheiser RS 165
Sony MDR-RF985RK
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
4.weight

300g

300g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
5.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Sennheiser RS 165
Sony MDR-RF985RK
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
6.can be folded
Sennheiser RS 165
Sony MDR-RF985RK
Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

18Hz

10Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
2.highest frequency

21000Hz

22000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
3.has passive noise reduction
Sennheiser RS 165
Sony MDR-RF985RK
The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
4.has active noise cancellation (noise control)
Sennheiser RS 165
Sony MDR-RF985RK
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.
5.sound pressure level

106dB/mW

100dB/mW

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

32 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.

Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
Sennheiser RS 165
Sony MDR-RF985RK
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
2.has a battery level indicator
Sennheiser RS 165
Sony MDR-RF985RK
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
3.has a removable battery
Sennheiser RS 165
Sony MDR-RF985RK
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Sennheiser RS 165
Sony MDR-RF985RK
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sennheiser RS 165
Sony MDR-RF985RK
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
3.supports Wi-Fi
Sennheiser RS 165
Sony MDR-RF985RK
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Sennheiser RS 165
Sony MDR-RF985RK
A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.
2.control panel placed on a device
Sennheiser RS 165
Sony MDR-RF985RK
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.

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