61points

Sony MDR-DS6500

58points

Sony MDR-RF985RK

87points

Sony MDR-XB950B1

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Sony MDR-RF985RK
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Sony MDR-DS6500 vs Sony MDR-RF985RK vs Sony MDR-XB950B1

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Why is Sony MDR-DS6500 better than Sony MDR-RF985RK & Sony MDR-XB950B1?

  • Has a removable battery

Why is Sony MDR-RF985RK better than Sony MDR-DS6500 & Sony MDR-XB950B1?

    Why is Sony MDR-XB950B1 better than Sony MDR-DS6500 & Sony MDR-RF985RK?

    • Highest frequency
      28000Hzvs22000,22000Hz
    • Lowest frequency
      3Hzvs12,10Hz
    • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
    • Weight
      245gvs450,300g
    • Impedance
      24 Ohmsvs66,40 Ohms
    • Can be used as a headset
    • Can be folded
    • Has included ear pads

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    Design

    1.has stereo speakers
    Sony MDR-DS6500
    Sony MDR-RF985RK
    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
    Sony MDR-DS6500
    Sony MDR-RF985RK
    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

    450g

    300g

    245g

    Best

    Sony MDR-EX150AP

    3g

    4.has a detachable cable
    Sony MDR-DS6500
    Sony MDR-RF985RK
    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.can be folded
    Sony MDR-DS6500
    Sony MDR-RF985RK
    Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

    6.has a tangle free cable
    Sony MDR-DS6500
    Sony MDR-RF985RK
    Sony MDR-XB950B1

    The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

    For example

    SoundMagic E11C

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    Sound quality

    1.lowest frequency

    12Hz

    10Hz

    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

    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.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
    Sony MDR-DS6500
    Sony MDR-RF985RK
    Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

    4.driver unit size

    40mm

    40mm

    40mm

    The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

    Best

    Audeze LCD2 Classic

    106mm

    5.impedance

    66 Ohms

    40 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

    6.has a neodymium magnet
    Sony MDR-DS6500
    Sony MDR-RF985RK
    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.

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    Power

    1.has a battery level indicator
    Sony MDR-DS6500
    Sony MDR-RF985RK
    Sony MDR-XB950B1

    An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

    2.has a rechargeable battery
    Sony MDR-DS6500
    Sony MDR-RF985RK
    Sony MDR-XB950B1

    The battery can be recharged and used over again.

    3.has a removable battery
    Sony MDR-DS6500
    Sony MDR-RF985RK
    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
    Sony MDR-DS6500
    Sony MDR-RF985RK
    Sony MDR-XB950B1

    Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

    2.maximum Bluetooth range

    100m

    45m

    10m

    The device can connect at a greater distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.

    Best

    Fiil Canviis Pro

    100m

    3.has a 3.5mm male connector
    Sony MDR-DS6500
    Sony MDR-RF985RK
    Sony MDR-XB950B1

    A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

    4.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
    Sony MDR-DS6500
    Sony MDR-RF985RK
    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.

    5.Has WiFi
    Sony MDR-DS6500
    Sony MDR-RF985RK
    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
    Sony MDR-DS6500
    Sony MDR-RF985RK
    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
    Sony MDR-DS6500
    Sony MDR-RF985RK
    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

    AKG N200 Wireless

    3.can be used as a headset
    Sony MDR-DS6500
    Sony MDR-RF985RK
    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.has a noise canceling microphone
    Sony MDR-DS6500
    Sony MDR-RF985RK
    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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