62points

Sony MDR-XB550AP

55points

Sony MDR-ZX310AP

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34 facts in comparison

Sony MDR-XB550AP vs Sony MDR-ZX310AP

Sony MDR-XB550AP
Sony MDR-ZX310AP
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Sony MDR-XB550AP
55
points
Sony MDR-ZX310AP

Why is Sony MDR-XB550AP better than Sony MDR-ZX310AP?

  • 5Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    5Hzvs10Hz
  • Has passive noise reduction
    ?
  • 4dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    ?

    102dB/mWvs98dB/mW
  • Has a tangle free cable
    ?

Why is Sony MDR-ZX310AP better than Sony MDR-XB550AP?

  • 2000Hz higher high-frequency
    ?

    24000Hzvs22000Hz
  • 55g lighter
    125gvs180g

Price comparison

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-ZX310AP
2.has a detachable cable
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With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

For example

Audeze LCD-1

Sony MDR-XB550AP
Sony MDR-ZX310AP
3.sweat resistant
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Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

For example

Skullcandy Sesh

Sony MDR-XB550AP
Sony MDR-ZX310AP
4.weight
?

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

180g

125g

5.travel bag is included
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The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

For example

Beats Solo Pro

Sony MDR-XB550AP
Sony MDR-ZX310AP
6.can be folded
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Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.

Sony MDR-XB550AP
Sony MDR-ZX310AP

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

24000Hz

2.lowest frequency
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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

10Hz

3.sound pressure level
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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

98dB/mW

4.has passive noise reduction
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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-ZX310AP
5.impedance
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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)
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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

Beats Solo Pro

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Sony MDR-ZX310AP

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
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Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

For example

Beats Solo Pro

Sony MDR-XB550AP
Sony MDR-ZX310AP
2.has a 3.5mm male connector
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A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

Sony MDR-XB550AP
Sony MDR-ZX310AP
3.Has Wi-Fi
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The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Sony MDR-XB550AP
Sony MDR-ZX310AP

Features

1.can be used as a headset
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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-XB550AP
Sony MDR-ZX310AP
2.control panel placed on a device
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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

Beats Solo Pro

Sony MDR-XB550AP
Sony MDR-ZX310AP
3.number of microphones
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More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

8

1

1

4.has an in-line control panel
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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-ZX310AP
5.has a noise canceling microphone
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These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

For example

Jabra Elite 75t

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Sony MDR-ZX310AP

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