38points

Skullcandy Navigator

87points

Sony MDR-XB950B1

Skullcandy Navigator
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Skullcandy Navigator vs Sony MDR-XB950B1

Skullcandy Navigator
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Skullcandy Navigator
Sony MDR-XB950B1

Why is Skullcandy Navigator better than Sony MDR-XB950B1?

  • 45g lighter
    200gvs245g
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has an on-ear form

Why is Sony MDR-XB950B1 better than Skullcandy Navigator?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 10 Ohms lower impedance
    24 Ohmsvs34 Ohms
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • 1dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    105dB/mWvs104dB/mW
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used wirelessly

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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
Skullcandy Navigator
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.weight

200g

245g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.has a detachable cable
Skullcandy Navigator
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.

5.has an in-ear form
Skullcandy Navigator
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The in-ear device is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. It is inserted in the ear canal itself and blocks out a lot of environmental noise. It has stronger bass tones and is unlikely to fall out of the ear.

For example

AKG N200 Wireless

6.can be folded
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Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

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Sound quality

1.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Skullcandy Navigator
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

104dB/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

3.has a neodymium magnet
Skullcandy Navigator
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

34 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.

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

5.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
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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

Microsoft Surface Headphones

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
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Sony MDR-XB950B1

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Skullcandy Navigator
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Skullcandy Navigator
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
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Sony MDR-XB950B1

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Skullcandy Navigator
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
Skullcandy Navigator
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
Skullcandy Navigator
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Skullcandy Navigator
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.has an in-line control panel
Skullcandy Navigator
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

3.can be used as a headset
Skullcandy Navigator
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.

4.number of microphones

1

1

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

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

5.has a noise canceling microphone
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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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