69points

Sony MDR-XB550AP

99points

Treblab Z2

Sony MDR-XB550AP
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Sony MDR-XB550AP vs Treblab Z2

Sony MDR-XB550AP
Treblab Z2
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Treblab Z2
69
points
99
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Why is Sony MDR-XB550AP better than Treblab Z2?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 8 Ohms lower impedance
    24 Ohmsvs32 Ohms
  • 72.3g lighter
    180gvs252.3g
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
  • Has an L-shaped plug

Why is Treblab Z2 better than Sony MDR-XB550AP?

  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • 10mm bigger driver unit
    40mmvs30mm
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Has a rechargeable battery

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Treblab Z2

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
Treblab Z2

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
Treblab Z2

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

4.weight

180g

252.3g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has a tangle free cable
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Treblab Z2

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

6.can be folded
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Treblab Z2

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.

Sound quality

1.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Treblab Z2

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

2.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Treblab Z2

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.

3.impedance

24 Ohms

32 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

4.has a neodymium magnet
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Treblab Z2

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

5.driver unit size

30mm

40mm

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

Best

Audeze LCD2 Classic

106mm

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Treblab Z2

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Treblab Z2

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Treblab Z2

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

For example

Jaybird Run XT

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Treblab Z2

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Treblab Z2

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

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Treblab Z2

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.

For example

Sony WH-1000XM3

4.Has WiFi
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Treblab Z2

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

5.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Treblab Z2

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.

For example

JBL Reflect Contour 2

6.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Treblab Z2

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.

For example

RHA TrueConnect

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Treblab Z2

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.

2.control panel placed on a device
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Treblab Z2

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.

3.number of microphones

1

1

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

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

4.has an in-line control panel
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Treblab Z2

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

5.has a noise canceling microphone
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Treblab Z2

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

6.Has voice prompts
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Treblab Z2

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.

For example

Mpow H7

Miscellaneous

1.wireless charging
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Treblab Z2

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

For example

Audio-Technica ATH-CKR7TW

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