55points

Sony MDR-XB400

49points

Sony MDR ZX300

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Sony MDR-XB400 vs Sony MDR ZX300

Sony MDR-XB400
Sony MDR ZX300
Sony MDR-XB400
Sony MDR ZX300

Why is Sony MDR-XB400 better than Sony MDR ZX300?

  • 5Hz lower low-frequency
    5Hzvs10Hz
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has an on-ear form

Why is Sony MDR ZX300 better than Sony MDR-XB400?

  • 2000Hz higher high-frequency
    24000Hzvs22000Hz
  • 30g lighter
    120gvs150g
  • 2dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    102dB/mWvs100dB/mW
  • Has an over-the-ear form

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sony MDR-XB400
Sony MDR ZX300

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-XB400
Sony MDR ZX300

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.has a detachable cable
Sony MDR-XB400
Sony MDR ZX300

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

For example

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4.weight

150g

120g

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3g

5.has a tangle free cable
Sony MDR-XB400
Sony MDR ZX300

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

6.has an L-shaped plug
Sony MDR-XB400
Sony MDR ZX300

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.

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

22000Hz

24000Hz

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

Best

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120000Hz

2.lowest frequency

5Hz

10Hz

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-XB400
Sony MDR ZX300

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

100dB/mW

102dB/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.driver unit size

30mm

30mm

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

Best

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106mm

6.has a neodymium magnet
Sony MDR-XB400
Sony MDR ZX300

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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Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sony MDR-XB400
Sony MDR ZX300

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

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Sony MDR-XB400
Sony MDR ZX300

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

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2.has an in-line control panel
Sony MDR-XB400
Sony MDR ZX300

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

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