53points

Shure SRH550DJ

89points

Sony MDR-XB950B1

Shure SRH550DJ
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Shure SRH550DJ vs Sony MDR-XB950B1

Shure SRH550DJ
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Shure SRH550DJ
Sony MDR-XB950B1
53
points
89
points

Why is Shure SRH550DJ better than Sony MDR-XB950B1?

  • 10g lighter
    235gvs245g
  • Has a straight plug

Why is Sony MDR-XB950B1 better than Shure SRH550DJ?

  • 6000Hz higher high-frequency
    28000Hzvs22000Hz
  • 2Hz lower low-frequency
    3Hzvs5Hz
  • 8 Ohms lower impedance
    24 Ohmsvs32 Ohms
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Can be folded
  • Control panel placed on a device

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Shure SRH550DJ
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 a detachable cable
Shure SRH550DJ
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.

3.has an over-the-ear form
Shure SRH550DJ
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.

4.weight

235g

245g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has a tangle free cable
Shure SRH550DJ
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

For example

SoundMagic E11C

6.sweat resistant
Shure SRH550DJ
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

For example

JBL Under Armour True Wireless Flash

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

5Hz

3Hz

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

2.highest frequency

22000Hz

28000Hz

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

3.sound pressure level

109dB/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

4.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Shure SRH550DJ
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

5.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Shure SRH550DJ
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.

For example

JBL Live 650BTNC

6.has a neodymium magnet
Shure SRH550DJ
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.

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Shure SRH550DJ
Sony MDR-XB950B1

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Shure SRH550DJ
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Shure SRH550DJ
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Shure SRH550DJ
Sony MDR-XB950B1

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Shure SRH550DJ
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
Shure SRH550DJ
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
Shure SRH550DJ
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Shure SRH550DJ
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
Shure SRH550DJ
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
Shure SRH550DJ
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

For example

JBL Live 650BTNC

4.has a noise canceling microphone
Shure SRH550DJ
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

For example

Microsoft Surface Headphones

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