45points

Sony MDR-XB50AP

53points

Sony WI-SP500

Sony MDR-XB50AP
Sony WI-SP500
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Sony MDR-XB50AP vs Sony WI-SP500

Sony MDR-XB50AP
Sony WI-SP500
45
points
Sony MDR-XB50AP
53
points
Sony WI-SP500

Why is Sony MDR-XB50AP better than Sony WI-SP500?

  • 16Hz lower low-frequency
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    4Hzvs20Hz
  • 4000Hz higher high-frequency
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    24000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 10g lighter
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    8gvs18g
  • Has an in-line control panel
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  • Has an L-shaped plug
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Why is Sony WI-SP500 better than Sony MDR-XB50AP?

  • Sweat resistance
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  • Can be used wirelessly
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  • 1.5mm bigger driver unit
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    13.5mmvs12mm
  • Has a rechargeable battery
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  • Control panel placed on a device
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  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
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Price comparison

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sony MDR-XB50AP
Sony WI-SP500
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
2.sweat resistance
Sony MDR-XB50AP
Sony WI-SP500
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
3.weight

8g

18g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
4.has an in-ear form
Sony MDR-XB50AP
Sony WI-SP500
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 an L-shaped plug
Sony MDR-XB50AP
Sony WI-SP500
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.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

4Hz

20Hz

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

24000Hz

20000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
3.has a neodymium magnet
Sony MDR-XB50AP
Sony WI-SP500
Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
4.driver unit size

12mm

13.5mm

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

Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
Sony MDR-XB50AP
Sony WI-SP500
The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Sony MDR-XB50AP
Sony WI-SP500
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sony MDR-XB50AP
Sony WI-SP500
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Sony MDR-XB50AP
Sony WI-SP500
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.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Sony MDR-XB50AP
Sony WI-SP500
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.
2.number of microphones

1

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
3.control panel placed on a device
Sony MDR-XB50AP
Sony WI-SP500
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.
4.Has an in-line control panel
Sony MDR-XB50AP
Sony WI-SP500
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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