53points

Sony MDR-XB400

60points

Sony MDR-XB550AP

Sony MDR-XB400
Sony MDR-XB550AP
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33 facts in comparison

Sony MDR-XB400 vs Sony MDR-XB550AP

Sony MDR-XB400
Sony MDR-XB550AP
53
points
Sony MDR-XB400
60
points
Sony MDR-XB550AP

Why is Sony MDR-XB400 better than Sony MDR-XB550AP?

  • 30g lighter
    150gvs180g

Why is Sony MDR-XB550AP better than Sony MDR-XB400?

  • 2dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    ?

    102dB/mWvs100dB/mW
  • Can be used as a headset
    ?
  • Can be folded
    ?
  • Has an in-line control panel
    ?

Price comparison

Sony MDR-XB400

Buy used:

$18.00

ProductStorePrice
Sony MDR-XB400 AmazonSony MDR-XB400/W White | EXTRA BASS Head...Sony MDR-XB400/W White | EXTRA BASS Headphones (Japanese Import)
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$98.14
Sony MDR-XB400 AmazonSony Wi-Xb400 Wireless In-Ear Extra Bass...Sony Wi-Xb400 Wireless In-Ear Extra Bass Headphones, Black (WIXB400/B)
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$58.00
Sony MDR-XB400 AmazonSony WI-XB400 Extra Bass Wireless in-Ear...Sony WI-XB400 Extra Bass Wireless in-Ear Headphones (Black) with Knox Gear Hardshell Earphone Case (2 Items)
Amazon logo
$59.99
Sony MDR-XB400 AmazonSony Extra Bass Bluetooth Headphones, Be...Sony Extra Bass Bluetooth Headphones, Best Wireless Sports Earbuds with Mic/Microphone, IPX4 Splashproof Stereo Comfort Gym Running Workout up to 8.5 Hour Battery, Black (International Version)
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$43.99
Sony MDR-XB400 AmazonSony WI-C310 Wireless in-Ear Headphones,...Sony WI-C310 Wireless in-Ear Headphones, Black
Amazon logo
$38.00
Sony MDR-XB400 AmazonSony MDRAS210AP/B Sports, Splashproof, S...Sony MDRAS210AP/B Sports, Splashproof, Smartphone-Compatible, Wired, Earbuds - Black
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$19.85

Design

1.has stereo speakers
?

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

Sony MDR-XB400
Sony MDR-XB550AP
2.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.

For example

Sol Republic Soundtrack Wireless

Sony MDR-XB400
Sony MDR-XB550AP
3.Weather-sealed (splashproof)
?

The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes. Show more

For example

Audio Technica ATH-ANC300TW

Sony MDR-XB400
Sony MDR-XB550AP
4.sweat resistant
?

Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

For example

Motorola VerveBuds 200

Sony MDR-XB400
Sony MDR-XB550AP
5.weight
?

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

150g

180g

6.has included ear pads
?

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

For example

Umidigi Ubeats

Sony MDR-XB400
Sony MDR-XB550AP

Sound quality

1.highest frequency
?

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble. Show more

Best

Sony MDR-Z1

120000Hz

22000Hz

22000Hz

2.lowest frequency
?

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass. Show more

Best

Sony MH1CBLK

1Hz

5Hz

5Hz

3.sound pressure level
?

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

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

100dB/mW

102dB/mW

4.has passive noise reduction
?

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

Sony MDR-XB400
Sony MDR-XB550AP
5.impedance
?

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. Show more

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

24 Ohms

24 Ohms

6.driver unit size
?

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

Best

Monoprice Monolith M1570

106mm

30mm

30mm

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
?

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

For example

Umidigi Ubeats

Sony MDR-XB400
Sony MDR-XB550AP
2.has a 3.5mm male connector
?

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

Sony MDR-XB400
Sony MDR-XB550AP
3.supports Wi-Fi
?

The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

For example

Audio Technica ATH-ANC300TW

Sony MDR-XB400
Sony MDR-XB550AP

Features

1.can be used as a headset
?

A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.

Sony MDR-XB400
Sony MDR-XB550AP
2.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.

For example

Sol Republic Soundtrack Wireless

Sony MDR-XB400
Sony MDR-XB550AP
3.has a noise-cancelling microphone
?

These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

For example

Umidigi Ubeats

Sony MDR-XB400
Sony MDR-XB550AP
4.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.

Sony MDR-XB400
Sony MDR-XB550AP

Price comparison

Sony MDR-XB400

Buy used:

$18.00

ProductStorePrice
Sony MDR-XB400 AmazonSony MDR-XB400/W White | EXTRA BASS Head...Sony MDR-XB400/W White | EXTRA BASS Headphones (Japanese Import)
Amazon logo
$98.14
Sony MDR-XB400 AmazonSony Wi-Xb400 Wireless In-Ear Extra Bass...Sony Wi-Xb400 Wireless In-Ear Extra Bass Headphones, Black (WIXB400/B)
Amazon logo
$58.00
Sony MDR-XB400 AmazonSony WI-XB400 Extra Bass Wireless in-Ear...Sony WI-XB400 Extra Bass Wireless in-Ear Headphones (Black) with Knox Gear Hardshell Earphone Case (2 Items)
Amazon logo
$59.99
Sony MDR-XB400 AmazonSony Extra Bass Bluetooth Headphones, Be...Sony Extra Bass Bluetooth Headphones, Best Wireless Sports Earbuds with Mic/Microphone, IPX4 Splashproof Stereo Comfort Gym Running Workout up to 8.5 Hour Battery, Black (International Version)
Amazon logo
$43.99
Sony MDR-XB400 AmazonSony WI-C310 Wireless in-Ear Headphones,...Sony WI-C310 Wireless in-Ear Headphones, Black
Amazon logo
$38.00
Sony MDR-XB400 AmazonSony MDRAS210AP/B Sports, Splashproof, S...Sony MDRAS210AP/B Sports, Splashproof, Smartphone-Compatible, Wired, Earbuds - Black
Amazon logo
$19.85

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