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Sony MDR-EX150AP

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Sony MDR-XB50AP

Sony MDR-EX150AP
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Sony MDR-EX150AP vs Sony MDR-XB50AP

Sony MDR-EX150AP
Sony MDR-XB50AP
Sony MDR-EX150AP
Sony MDR-XB50AP

Why is Sony MDR-EX150AP better than Sony MDR-XB50AP?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 5g lighter
    3gvs8g
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector

Why is Sony MDR-XB50AP better than Sony MDR-EX150AP?

  • 1Hz lower low-frequency
    4Hzvs5Hz
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • 7dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    110dB/mWvs103dB/mW
  • Can be used as a headset
  • 3mm bigger driver unit
    12mmvs9mm

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sony MDR-EX150AP
Sony MDR-XB50AP

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

2.weight

3g

8g

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Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

3.has an in-ear form
Sony MDR-EX150AP
Sony MDR-XB50AP

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.

4.has included ear pads
Sony MDR-EX150AP
Sony MDR-XB50AP

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

5.has an L-shaped plug
Sony MDR-EX150AP
Sony MDR-XB50AP

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.

6.Weather sealed
Sony MDR-EX150AP
Sony MDR-XB50AP

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

For example

RHA TrueConnect

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

24000Hz

24000Hz

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

2.lowest frequency

5Hz

4Hz

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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Sony MDR-EX150AP
Sony MDR-XB50AP

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

4.sound pressure level

103dB/mW

110dB/mW

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

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

5.has a neodymium magnet
Sony MDR-EX150AP
Sony MDR-XB50AP

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

6.driver unit size

9mm

12mm

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

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Sony MDR-EX150AP
Sony MDR-XB50AP

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

For example

RHA TrueConnect

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sony MDR-EX150AP
Sony MDR-XB50AP

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

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Features

1.can be used as a headset
Sony MDR-EX150AP
Sony MDR-XB50AP

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.

2.has an in-line control panel
Sony MDR-EX150AP
Sony MDR-XB50AP

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

3.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

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