57points

Sony MDR-XB550AP

50points

Sony MDR-ZX310AP

Sony MDR-XB550AP
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33 facts in comparison

Sony MDR-XB550AP vs Sony MDR-ZX310AP

Sony MDR-XB550AP
Sony MDR-ZX310AP
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Sony MDR-XB550AP
50
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Sony MDR-ZX310AP

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

  • 5Hz lower low-frequency
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    5Hzvs10Hz
  • Has passive noise reduction
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  • 4dB/mW higher sound pressure level
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    102dB/mWvs98dB/mW
  • Has a tangle free cable
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Why is Sony MDR-ZX310AP better than Sony MDR-XB550AP?

  • 2000Hz higher high-frequency
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    24000Hzvs22000Hz
  • 55g lighter
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    125gvs180g

Price comparison

Sony MDR-ZX310AP

ProductStorePrice
Sony MDR-ZX310AP AmazonSony ZX Series MDR-ZX310AP Headband Ster...Sony ZX Series MDR-ZX310AP Headband Stereo Headset
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$24.95
Sony MDR-ZX310AP AmazonSony XB550AP Extra Bass On-Ear Headset/H...Sony XB550AP Extra Bass On-Ear Headset/Headphones with mic for phone call, Black
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$58.00
Sony MDR-ZX310AP AmazonSony MDRXB650BT/B Extra Bass Bluetooth H...Sony MDRXB650BT/B Extra Bass Bluetooth Headphones, Black
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$54.95
Sony MDR-ZX310AP AmazonSONY Over On Ear Best Stereo Extra Bass ...SONY Over On Ear Best Stereo Extra Bass Portable Headphones Headset for Apple iPhone iPod / Samsung Galaxy / mp3 Player / 3.5mm Jack Plug Cell Phone (White)
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$18.99
Sony MDR-ZX310AP AmazonSONY Over Ear Best Stereo Extra Bass Por...SONY Over Ear Best Stereo Extra Bass Portable Headphones Headset for Apple iPhone iPod / Samsung Galaxy / mp3 Player / 3.5mm Jack Plug Cell Phone (Black) …
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$16.95
Sony MDR-ZX310AP AmazonSony Dynamic Closed-Type Headphones MDR-...Sony Dynamic Closed-Type Headphones MDR-ZX310-L Blue
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$27.80
Sony MDR-ZX310AP AmazonSony Noise Cancelling Headphones WHCH700...Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones WHCH700N - Wireless Bluetooth Over The Ear Headset with Mic for Phone-Call and Alexa Voice Control – Black + NeeGo 3.5mm Headphone Extension Cable, 10ft
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$149.99
Sony MDR-ZX310AP AmazonSony Wired On-Ear Foldable Stereo Headph...Sony Wired On-Ear Foldable Stereo Headphones with Microphone MDR-ZX310AP (Black) + 3.5mm Mini Plug to 1/4 inch Headphone Adapter & HeroFiber Ultra Gentle Cleaning Cloth
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$31.95
Sony MDR-ZX310AP AmazonSony WH-CH700N Wireless Noise Canceling ...Sony WH-CH700N Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones (Black) with Headphone Case and USB Bluetooth Adapter (3 Items)
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$198.00

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Sony MDR-ZX310AP
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
Sony MDR-ZX310AP
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
3.sweat resistance
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Sony MDR-ZX310AP
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
4.weight

180g

125g

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.
5.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Sony MDR-ZX310AP
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
6.can be folded
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Sony MDR-ZX310AP
Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.

Sound quality

1.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.
2.highest frequency

22000Hz

24000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
3.has passive noise reduction
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Sony MDR-ZX310AP
The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
4.has active noise cancellation (noise control)
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Sony MDR-ZX310AP
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.
5.sound pressure level

102dB/mW

98dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
6.impedance

24 Ohms

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.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Sony MDR-ZX310AP
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Sony MDR-ZX310AP
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
3.supports Wi-Fi
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Sony MDR-ZX310AP
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Sony MDR-ZX310AP
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.has a noise-canceling microphone
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Sony MDR-ZX310AP
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
3.number of microphones

1

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.control panel placed on a device
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Sony MDR-ZX310AP
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.
5.Has an in-line control panel
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Sony MDR-ZX310AP
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

Price comparison

Sony MDR-ZX310AP

ProductStorePrice
Sony MDR-ZX310AP AmazonSony ZX Series MDR-ZX310AP Headband Ster...Sony ZX Series MDR-ZX310AP Headband Stereo Headset
Amazon logo
$24.95
Sony MDR-ZX310AP AmazonSony XB550AP Extra Bass On-Ear Headset/H...Sony XB550AP Extra Bass On-Ear Headset/Headphones with mic for phone call, Black
Amazon logo
$58.00
Sony MDR-ZX310AP AmazonSony MDRXB650BT/B Extra Bass Bluetooth H...Sony MDRXB650BT/B Extra Bass Bluetooth Headphones, Black
Amazon logo
$54.95
Sony MDR-ZX310AP AmazonSONY Over On Ear Best Stereo Extra Bass ...SONY Over On Ear Best Stereo Extra Bass Portable Headphones Headset for Apple iPhone iPod / Samsung Galaxy / mp3 Player / 3.5mm Jack Plug Cell Phone (White)
Amazon logo
$18.99
Sony MDR-ZX310AP AmazonSONY Over Ear Best Stereo Extra Bass Por...SONY Over Ear Best Stereo Extra Bass Portable Headphones Headset for Apple iPhone iPod / Samsung Galaxy / mp3 Player / 3.5mm Jack Plug Cell Phone (Black) …
Amazon logo
$16.95
Sony MDR-ZX310AP AmazonSony Dynamic Closed-Type Headphones MDR-...Sony Dynamic Closed-Type Headphones MDR-ZX310-L Blue
Amazon logo
$27.80
Sony MDR-ZX310AP AmazonSony Noise Cancelling Headphones WHCH700...Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones WHCH700N - Wireless Bluetooth Over The Ear Headset with Mic for Phone-Call and Alexa Voice Control – Black + NeeGo 3.5mm Headphone Extension Cable, 10ft
Amazon logo
$149.99
Sony MDR-ZX310AP AmazonSony Wired On-Ear Foldable Stereo Headph...Sony Wired On-Ear Foldable Stereo Headphones with Microphone MDR-ZX310AP (Black) + 3.5mm Mini Plug to 1/4 inch Headphone Adapter & HeroFiber Ultra Gentle Cleaning Cloth
Amazon logo
$31.95
Sony MDR-ZX310AP AmazonSony WH-CH700N Wireless Noise Canceling ...Sony WH-CH700N Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones (Black) with Headphone Case and USB Bluetooth Adapter (3 Items)
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$198.00

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