65points

Sony MDR-XB30EX

53points

Sony MDR-XB50AP

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Sony MDR-XB30EX vs Sony MDR-XB50AP

Sony MDR-XB30EX
Sony MDR-XB50AP
Sony MDR-XB30EX
Sony MDR-XB50AP
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53
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Why is Sony MDR-XB30EX better than Sony MDR-XB50AP?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
  • Has a straight plug

Why is Sony MDR-XB50AP better than Sony MDR-XB30EX?

  • 5dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    110dB/mWvs105dB/mW
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has an in-line control panel

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sony MDR-XB30EX
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

8g

8g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

3.has a tangle free cable
Sony MDR-XB30EX
Sony MDR-XB50AP

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

4.has an in-ear form
Sony MDR-XB30EX
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.

5.has included ear pads
Sony MDR-XB30EX
Sony MDR-XB50AP

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

6.travel bag is included
Sony MDR-XB30EX
Sony MDR-XB50AP

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

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

4Hz

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-XB30EX
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

105dB/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.impedance

16 Ohms

16 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-XB30EX
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.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Sony MDR-XB30EX
Sony MDR-XB50AP

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

For example

JBL Under Armour True Wireless Flash

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sony MDR-XB30EX
Sony MDR-XB50AP

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

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Sony MDR-XB30EX
Sony MDR-XB50AP

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.

For example

JBL Under Armour True Wireless Flash

2.can be used as a headset
Sony MDR-XB30EX
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.

3.has an in-line control panel
Sony MDR-XB30EX
Sony MDR-XB50AP

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

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