Beats by Dre HeartbeatsSony MDR-1ABTSony MDR-XB50AP/B
Top 61%266 points
Top 61%
Top 12%607 points
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Top 29%485 points
Top 29%
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Top specs and features

Beats by Dre Heartbeats vs Sony MDR-1ABT vs Sony MDR-XB50AP/B: 23 facts in comparison

1. weight

2. has sound isolation / passive noise reduction

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
Beats by Dre Heartbeats
Sony MDR-1ABT
Sony MDR-XB50AP/B
48% have it

3. has a neodymium magnet

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
Beats by Dre Heartbeats
Sony MDR-1ABT
Sony MDR-XB50AP/B
33% have it

4. no battery needed

This device works without batteries. It weighs less and you don't have to worry about recharging or replacing the battery.
Beats by Dre Heartbeats
Sony MDR-1ABT
Sony MDR-XB50AP/B
73% have it

5. has a tangle free cable

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.
Beats by Dre Heartbeats
Sony MDR-1ABT
Sony MDR-XB50AP/B
25% have it

6. has a detachable cable

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
Beats by Dre Heartbeats
Sony MDR-1ABT
Sony MDR-XB50AP/B
38% have it

7. has an in-line control panel

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
Beats by Dre Heartbeats
Sony MDR-1ABT
Sony MDR-XB50AP/B
44% have it

8. can be used as a headset

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.
Beats by Dre Heartbeats
Sony MDR-1ABT
Sony MDR-XB50AP/B
36% have it

9. has included ear pads

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.
Beats by Dre Heartbeats
Sony MDR-1ABT
Sony MDR-XB50AP/B
42% have it

10. has an L-shaped plug

An L-shaped plug is better if the jack is on the left or right side of the device, so that the cable isn't bent, and is less likely to break when the device is in your pocket.
Beats by Dre Heartbeats
Sony MDR-1ABT
Sony MDR-XB50AP/B
32% have it

11. has stereo speakers

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound that surrounds the user from left and right side, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
Beats by Dre Heartbeats
Sony MDR-1ABT
Sony MDR-XB50AP/B
75% have it

12. Can be used wirelessly

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
Beats by Dre Heartbeats
Sony MDR-1ABT
Sony MDR-XB50AP/B
16% have it

13. has an over-the-ear form

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.
Beats by Dre Heartbeats
Sony MDR-1ABT
Sony MDR-XB50AP/B
42% have it

14. control panel placed on a device

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.
Beats by Dre Heartbeats
Sony MDR-1ABT
Sony MDR-XB50AP/B
14% have it

15. travel bag is included

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
Beats by Dre Heartbeats
Sony MDR-1ABT
Sony MDR-XB50AP/B
64% have it

16. number of microphones

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

17. cable length

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.

18. has a rechargeable battery

The battery can be recharged and used over again.
Beats by Dre Heartbeats
Sony MDR-1ABT
Sony MDR-XB50AP/B
8% have it

19. has an earbud form

The earbud form is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. For some people it is more comfortable than in-ear form.
Beats by Dre Heartbeats
Sony MDR-1ABT
Sony MDR-XB50AP/B
4% have it

20. has a 3.5mm male connector

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
Beats by Dre Heartbeats
Sony MDR-1ABT
Sony MDR-XB50AP/B
87% have it

21. has an in-ear form

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.
Beats by Dre Heartbeats
Sony MDR-1ABT
Sony MDR-XB50AP/B
33% have it

22. supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC

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.
Beats by Dre Heartbeats
Sony MDR-1ABT
Sony MDR-XB50AP/B
3% have it

23. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Beats by Dre Heartbeats
Sony MDR-1ABT
Sony MDR-XB50AP/B
1% have it

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