44points

Sennheiser RS 180

87points

Sony MDR-XB950B1

Sennheiser RS 180
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Sennheiser RS 180 vs Sony MDR-XB950B1

Sennheiser RS 180
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sennheiser RS 180
Sony MDR-XB950B1

Why is Sennheiser RS 180 better than Sony MDR-XB950B1?

  • 41g lighter
    204gvs245g
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has an open-back design

Why is Sony MDR-XB950B1 better than Sennheiser RS 180?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 8 Ohms lower impedance
    24 Ohmsvs32 Ohms
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Has included ear pads

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
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Sony MDR-XB950B1

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 180
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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 180
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

4.weight

204g

245g

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5.can be folded
Sennheiser RS 180
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

6.has a tangle free cable
Sennheiser RS 180
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

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Sound quality

1.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Sennheiser RS 180
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

2.sound pressure level

110dB/mW

105dB/mW

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

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AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

3.has a neodymium magnet
Sennheiser RS 180
Sony MDR-XB950B1

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

4.impedance

32 Ohms

24 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.

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Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

5.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Sennheiser RS 180
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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.

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Sennheiser RS 180
Sony MDR-XB950B1

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Sennheiser RS 180
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Sennheiser RS 180
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Sennheiser RS 180
Sony MDR-XB950B1

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sennheiser RS 180
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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 RS 180
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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 RS 180
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The device can connect to WiFi.

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Sennheiser RS 180
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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 RS 180
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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 RS 180
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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 RS 180
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

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