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Sony MDR-XB550AP

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Sony MDR-XB550AP review: specs and price

Sony MDR-XB550AP
Sony MDR-XB550AP
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Why is Sony MDR-XB550AP better than the average?

  • Lowest frequency
    5Hzvs14.83Hz
  • Impedance
    24 Ohmsvs33.15 Ohms

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sony MDR-XB550AP

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 a detachable cable
Sony MDR-XB550AP

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

For example

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC900BT

3.has an over-the-ear form
Sony MDR-XB550AP

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.

4.weight

180g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has a tangle free cable
Sony MDR-XB550AP

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

6.has an in-ear form
Sony MDR-XB550AP

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.

For example

JBL Under Armour True Wireless Flash

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

22000Hz

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

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-XB550AP

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

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.impedance

24 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-XB550AP

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-XB550AP

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-XB550AP

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

3.Has WiFi
Sony MDR-XB550AP

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Sony MDR-XB550AP

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-XB550AP

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.warranty period

1

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.

Best

Treblab X2

Unlimited undefined

4.has an in-line control panel
Sony MDR-XB550AP

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

5.number of microphones

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

6.has a noise canceling microphone
Sony MDR-XB550AP

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

For example

Microsoft Surface Headphones

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