68points

Sony MDR-XB550AP

66points

Sony MDR-XB800

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Sony MDR-XB550AP vs Sony MDR-XB800

Sony MDR-XB550AP
Sony MDR-XB800
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Sony MDR-XB550AP
66
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Sony MDR-XB800

Why is Sony MDR-XB550AP better than Sony MDR-XB800?

  • 110g lighter
    180gvs290g
  • Has an over-the-ear form
    ?
  • Can be used as a headset
    ?
  • Has an in-line control panel
    ?
  • Has included ear pads
    ?

Why is Sony MDR-XB800 better than Sony MDR-XB550AP?

  • 6000Hz higher high-frequency
    ?

    28000Hzvs22000Hz
  • 2Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    3Hzvs5Hz
  • 4dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    ?

    106dB/mWvs102dB/mW
  • Has a detachable cable
    ?
  • 20mm bigger driver unit
    ?

    50mmvs30mm
  • Has an on-ear form
    ?

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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.

Sony MDR-XB550AP
Sony MDR-XB800
2.has an over-the-ear form
?

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.

Sony MDR-XB550AP
Sony MDR-XB800
3.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.

Sony MDR-XB550AP
Sony MDR-XB800
4.weight
?

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

180g

290g

5.sweat resistant
?

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

For example

Skullcandy Sesh

Sony MDR-XB550AP
Sony MDR-XB800
6.can be folded
?

Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.

Sony MDR-XB550AP
Sony MDR-XB800

Sound quality

1.highest frequency
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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

22000Hz

28000Hz

2.lowest frequency
?

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

5Hz

3Hz

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

102dB/mW

106dB/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-XB550AP
Sony MDR-XB800
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.

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

24 Ohms

24 Ohms

6.has active noise cancelling (noise control)
?

This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.

For example

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

Sony MDR-XB550AP
Sony MDR-XB800

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
?

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

For example

Skullcandy Sesh

Sony MDR-XB550AP
Sony MDR-XB800
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-XB550AP
Sony MDR-XB800
3.Has WiFi
?

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Sony MDR-XB550AP
Sony MDR-XB800

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 applications which require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones etc.

Sony MDR-XB550AP
Sony MDR-XB800
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

Skullcandy Sesh

Sony MDR-XB550AP
Sony MDR-XB800
3.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-XB550AP
Sony MDR-XB800
4.has a noise canceling microphone
?

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

For example

Sennheiser IE 80S BT

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