47points

Sony MDR-XB550AP

59points

Sony WH-CH500

Sony MDR-XB550AP
Comparison winner
Sony WH-CH500
vs
vs

61 facts in comparison

Sony MDR-XB550AP vs Sony WH-CH500

Sony MDR-XB550AP
Sony WH-CH500

Why is Sony MDR-XB550AP better than Sony WH-CH500?

  • 15Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    5Hzvs20Hz
  • Has passive noise reduction
    ?
  • 2000Hz higher high-frequency
    ?

    22000Hzvs20000Hz
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
    ?
  • Can be folded
    ?
  • Has a tangle free cable
    ?
  • Has an in-line control panel
    ?
  • Has an L-shaped plug
    ?

Why is Sony WH-CH500 better than Sony MDR-XB550AP?

  • 1dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    ?

    103dB/mWvs102dB/mW
  • Can be used wirelessly
    ?
  • 40g lighter
    ?

    140gvs180g
  • Has a rechargeable battery
    ?
  • Control panel placed on a device
    ?
  • Has a battery level indicator
    ?
  • 1 more years under manufacturer's warranty
    ?

    2vs1
  • Has voice prompts
    ?

Price comparison

Sony MDR-XB550AP

ProductStorePrice
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony XB550AP Extra Bass On-Ear Headset/H...Sony XB550AP Extra Bass On-Ear Headset/Headphones with mic for phone call, Black
Amazon logo
$40
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDR-Z7M2 Hi-Res Stereo Overhead Hea...Sony MDR-Z7M2 Hi-Res Stereo Overhead Headphones Headphone (MDRZ7M2) Black
Amazon logo
$598
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDR-XB50AP Extra Bass Earbud H
Amazon logo
$45
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony WF-1000XM4 Industry Leading Noise C...Sony WF-1000XM4 Industry Leading Noise Canceling Truly Wireless Earbud Headphones with Alexa Built-in, Black
Amazon logo
$278
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDR-XB650BT/B Extra Bass Bluetooth ...Sony MDR-XB650BT/B Extra Bass Bluetooth NFC Wireless Headphones - Black (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$90
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonApple AirPods (2nd Generation)
Amazon logo
$110
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDRXB650BT/B Extra Bass Bluetooth H...Sony MDRXB650BT/B Extra Bass Bluetooth Headphones, Black
Amazon logo
$106
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDR-XB450AP Extra Bass Headphone (R...Sony MDR-XB450AP Extra Bass Headphone (Red)
Amazon logo
$54
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDRZX110NC Noise Cancelling Headpho...Sony MDRZX110NC Noise Cancelling Headphones, Black
Amazon logo
$38
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSONY WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise canceling...SONY WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise canceling Stereo Headset(International Version/Seller Warrant) (Black)
Amazon logo
$210
Sony MDR-XB550AP aliexpress1 Pair of Ear Pads Cushion Cover Earpads...1 Pair of Ear Pads Cushion Cover Earpads Replacement Cups for Sony MDR XB550AP MDR XB450AP MDR XB650BT Sleeve Headset Earphone
aliexpress logo
$8.54
Sony MDR-XB550AP aliexpressHigh Quality Ear Pads For SONY MDR-XB650...High Quality Ear Pads For SONY MDR-XB650BT XB550AP XB450AP Headphones Replacement Soft Memory Foam Cushion Ear pads 23 SepO1
aliexpress logo
$7.29
Sony MDR-XB550AP aliexpressUsed original SONY MDR-XB550AP Extra Bas...Used original SONY MDR-XB550AP Extra Bass Headset Stereo Handsfree free shipping
aliexpress logo
$51
Sony MDR-XB550AP aliexpressSHELKEE Replacement Ear Pad Cushion Cups...SHELKEE Replacement Ear Pad Cushion Cups Ear Cover Earpads For Sony MDR-XB450AP XB550AP XB650BT headphones Repair Parts
aliexpress logo
$7.73
Sony MDR-XB550AP aliexpressEar Pads For Sony XB550AP XB650BT MDR-XB...Ear Pads For Sony XB550AP XB650BT MDR-XB550AP MDR-XB650BT Headphone Earpads Replacement Headset Ear Pad PU Leather
aliexpress logo
$4.65

User reviews

No reviews yet

Be the first. Use your experience to help others in the community make a decision.

Write a review

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Sony WH-CH500
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 an over-the-ear form
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Sony WH-CH500
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.
3.has a detachable cable
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Sony WH-CH500
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
4.sweat resistance
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Sony WH-CH500
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
5.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Sony WH-CH500
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
6.weight

180g

140g

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.
7.can be folded
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Sony WH-CH500
Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.
8.travel bag is included
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Sony WH-CH500
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
9.has a tangle free cable
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Sony WH-CH500
The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

Sound quality

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
2.has passive noise reduction
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Sony WH-CH500
The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
3.highest frequency

22000Hz

20000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
4.has active noise cancellation (noise control)
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Sony WH-CH500
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.has a neodymium magnet
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Sony WH-CH500
Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
6.sound pressure level

102dB/mW

103dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
7.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.
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
9.diaphragm size

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony MDR-XB550AP)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony WH-CH500)

The diaphragm moves air back and forth to create sound. The bigger the diaphragm, the more bass it can produce.

Power

1.Battery life

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony MDR-XB550AP)

20h

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.
2.has a rechargeable battery
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Sony WH-CH500
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
3.has a battery level indicator
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Sony WH-CH500
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
4.charge time

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony MDR-XB550AP)

4.5h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
5.Has USB Type-C
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Sony WH-CH500
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
6.battery power

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony MDR-XB550AP)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony WH-CH500)

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
7.Battery life of charging case

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony MDR-XB550AP)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony WH-CH500)

The battery life of the charging case as given by the manufacturer. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your headphones on the go multiple times before having to recharge the case itself.
8.has a removable battery
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Sony WH-CH500
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Sony WH-CH500
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.Bluetooth version

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony MDR-XB550AP)

4.2

Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
3.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Sony WH-CH500
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
4.Has Bluetooth aptX
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Sony WH-CH500
Bluetooth aptX is an audio codec used for transmitting hi-resolution audio wirelessly from Bluetooth-enabled devices. Developed by Qualcomm, the aptX audio technology includes variations such as aptX HD, aptX Low Latency, and aptX Adaptive.
5.maximum Bluetooth range

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony MDR-XB550AP)

10m

The device can connect at a greater distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.
6.supports Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Sony WH-CH500
Wi-Fi 6, released in 2019, is based on the IEEE 802.11ax wireless LAN standard. Designed to operate in all frequency bands between 1 and 6 GHz, it offers higher data rates and lower latency compared to previous Wi-Fi technologies.
7.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Sony WH-CH500
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability, and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.
8.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Sony WH-CH500
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors – a, b, and g.
9.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Sony WH-CH500
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-XB550AP
Sony WH-CH500
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 WH-CH500
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
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 WH-CH500
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.
When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.
6.Has an in-line control panel
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Sony WH-CH500
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
7.has a mute function
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Sony WH-CH500
The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
8.Has voice prompts
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Sony WH-CH500
With voice prompts, you will automatically receive information via audio messages – for instance, you may find out that the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.
9.multipoint count

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony MDR-XB550AP)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony WH-CH500)

Multipoint allows you to link to more Bluetooth devices and switch between them. For example you can easily switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.

Miscellaneous

1.Price (global median value)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony MDR-XB550AP)

54.87 €

Updated on Thu Jan 20 2022
The global median price is determined by calculating the median value of all the prices available for a product, taking into account all markets.

Price comparison

Sony MDR-XB550AP

ProductStorePrice
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony XB550AP Extra Bass On-Ear Headset/H...Sony XB550AP Extra Bass On-Ear Headset/Headphones with mic for phone call, Black
Amazon logo
$40
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDR-Z7M2 Hi-Res Stereo Overhead Hea...Sony MDR-Z7M2 Hi-Res Stereo Overhead Headphones Headphone (MDRZ7M2) Black
Amazon logo
$598
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDR-XB50AP Extra Bass Earbud H
Amazon logo
$45
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony WF-1000XM4 Industry Leading Noise C...Sony WF-1000XM4 Industry Leading Noise Canceling Truly Wireless Earbud Headphones with Alexa Built-in, Black
Amazon logo
$278
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDR-XB650BT/B Extra Bass Bluetooth ...Sony MDR-XB650BT/B Extra Bass Bluetooth NFC Wireless Headphones - Black (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$90
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonApple AirPods (2nd Generation)
Amazon logo
$110
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDRXB650BT/B Extra Bass Bluetooth H...Sony MDRXB650BT/B Extra Bass Bluetooth Headphones, Black
Amazon logo
$106
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDR-XB450AP Extra Bass Headphone (R...Sony MDR-XB450AP Extra Bass Headphone (Red)
Amazon logo
$54
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDRZX110NC Noise Cancelling Headpho...Sony MDRZX110NC Noise Cancelling Headphones, Black
Amazon logo
$38
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSONY WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise canceling...SONY WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise canceling Stereo Headset(International Version/Seller Warrant) (Black)
Amazon logo
$210
Sony MDR-XB550AP aliexpress1 Pair of Ear Pads Cushion Cover Earpads...1 Pair of Ear Pads Cushion Cover Earpads Replacement Cups for Sony MDR XB550AP MDR XB450AP MDR XB650BT Sleeve Headset Earphone
aliexpress logo
$8.54
Sony MDR-XB550AP aliexpressHigh Quality Ear Pads For SONY MDR-XB650...High Quality Ear Pads For SONY MDR-XB650BT XB550AP XB450AP Headphones Replacement Soft Memory Foam Cushion Ear pads 23 SepO1
aliexpress logo
$7.29
Sony MDR-XB550AP aliexpressUsed original SONY MDR-XB550AP Extra Bas...Used original SONY MDR-XB550AP Extra Bass Headset Stereo Handsfree free shipping
aliexpress logo
$51
Sony MDR-XB550AP aliexpressSHELKEE Replacement Ear Pad Cushion Cups...SHELKEE Replacement Ear Pad Cushion Cups Ear Cover Earpads For Sony MDR-XB450AP XB550AP XB650BT headphones Repair Parts
aliexpress logo
$7.73
Sony MDR-XB550AP aliexpressEar Pads For Sony XB550AP XB650BT MDR-XB...Ear Pads For Sony XB550AP XB650BT MDR-XB550AP MDR-XB650BT Headphone Earpads Replacement Headset Ear Pad PU Leather
aliexpress logo
$4.65

Which are the best headphones?

Show all
This page is currently only available in English.