52points

Sony MDR-XB650BT

45points

Sony MDR-ZX660AP

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Sony MDR-XB650BT
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60 facts in comparison

Sony MDR-XB650BT vs Sony MDR-ZX660AP

Sony MDR-XB650BT
Sony MDR-ZX660AP

Why is Sony MDR-XB650BT better than Sony MDR-ZX660AP?

  • 16 Ohms lower impedance
    ?

    24 Ohmsvs40 Ohms
  • Can be used wirelessly
    ?
  • Has a rechargeable battery
    ?
  • 3g lighter
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    190gvs193g
  • Control panel placed on a device
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  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
    ?

Why is Sony MDR-ZX660AP better than Sony MDR-XB650BT?

  • 15Hz lower low-frequency
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    5Hzvs20Hz
  • 5000Hz higher high-frequency
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    25000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 9dB/mW higher sound pressure level
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    104dB/mWvs95dB/mW
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
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  • 10mm bigger driver unit
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    40mmvs30mm
  • Has an in-line control panel
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  • Has a tangle free cable
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  • Has an L-shaped plug
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Price comparison

Sony MDR-XB650BT

ProductStorePrice
Sony MDR-XB650BT AmazonSony MDRXB650BT/B Extra Bass Bluetooth H...Sony MDRXB650BT/B Extra Bass Bluetooth Headphones, Black
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$86.44
Sony MDR-XB650BT AmazonSony MDR-XB650BT Red Extra Bass Bluetoot...Sony MDR-XB650BT Red Extra Bass Bluetooth (Japan Import-No Warranty)
Amazon logo
$146.92
Sony MDR-XB650BT aliexpressYHcouldin Replacement Ear Pads For Sony ...YHcouldin Replacement Ear Pads For Sony MDR-XB650BT MDR-XB650 MDR XB650 XB650BT Headphone Earpad Covers
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$9.70
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$4.52
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$13.00
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$7.64
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$3.78

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sony MDR-XB650BT
Sony MDR-ZX660AP
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-XB650BT
Sony MDR-ZX660AP
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-XB650BT
Sony MDR-ZX660AP
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-XB650BT
Sony MDR-ZX660AP
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
5.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Sony MDR-XB650BT
Sony MDR-ZX660AP
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
6.weight

190g

193g

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-XB650BT
Sony MDR-ZX660AP
Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.
8.travel bag is included
Sony MDR-XB650BT
Sony MDR-ZX660AP
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
9.has an in-ear form
Sony MDR-XB650BT
Sony MDR-ZX660AP
The in-ear device is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. It is inserted in the ear canal itself and blocks out a lot of environmental noise. It has stronger bass tones and is unlikely to fall out of the ear.

Sound quality

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
2.highest frequency

20000Hz

25000Hz

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-XB650BT
Sony MDR-ZX660AP
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-XB650BT
Sony MDR-ZX660AP
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

95dB/mW

104dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
6.has a neodymium magnet
Sony MDR-XB650BT
Sony MDR-ZX660AP
Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
7.impedance

24 Ohms

40 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-XB650BT)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony MDR-ZX660AP)

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

Power

1.Battery life

30h

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony MDR-ZX660AP)

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-XB650BT
Sony MDR-ZX660AP
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
3.has a battery level indicator
Sony MDR-XB650BT
Sony MDR-ZX660AP
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
4.charge time

4h

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony MDR-ZX660AP)

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
5.battery power

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony MDR-XB650BT)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony MDR-ZX660AP)

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.
6.Has USB Type-C
Sony MDR-XB650BT
Sony MDR-ZX660AP
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
7.Battery life of charging case

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony MDR-XB650BT)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony MDR-ZX660AP)

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-XB650BT
Sony MDR-ZX660AP
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Sony MDR-XB650BT
Sony MDR-ZX660AP
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.Bluetooth version

4

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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-XB650BT
Sony MDR-ZX660AP
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
4.Has Bluetooth aptX
Sony MDR-XB650BT
Sony MDR-ZX660AP
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-XB650BT)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony MDR-ZX660AP)

The device can connect at a greater distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.
6.supports Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
Sony MDR-XB650BT
Sony MDR-ZX660AP
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-XB650BT
Sony MDR-ZX660AP
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-XB650BT
Sony MDR-ZX660AP
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-XB650BT
Sony MDR-ZX660AP
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-XB650BT
Sony MDR-ZX660AP
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-XB650BT
Sony MDR-ZX660AP
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-XB650BT
Sony MDR-ZX660AP
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-XB650BT
Sony MDR-ZX660AP
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
6.warranty period

1

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When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.
7.Has voice prompts
Sony MDR-XB650BT
Sony MDR-ZX660AP
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.
8.has a mute function
Sony MDR-XB650BT
Sony MDR-ZX660AP
The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
9.multipoint count

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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.

Price comparison

Sony MDR-XB650BT

ProductStorePrice
Sony MDR-XB650BT AmazonSony MDRXB650BT/B Extra Bass Bluetooth H...Sony MDRXB650BT/B Extra Bass Bluetooth Headphones, Black
Amazon logo
$86.44
Sony MDR-XB650BT AmazonSony MDR-XB650BT Red Extra Bass Bluetoot...Sony MDR-XB650BT Red Extra Bass Bluetooth (Japan Import-No Warranty)
Amazon logo
$146.92
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$9.70
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$4.52
Sony MDR-XB650BT aliexpress2pcs/pairs Leather Headphone Foam For So...2pcs/pairs Leather Headphone Foam For Sony MDR-XB650BT bluetooth Headphones Ear pads Sponge cushion Earbud Replacement Covers
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$13.00
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$7.64
Sony MDR-XB650BT aliexpressEarpads Headset Cover Cushion Replacemen...Earpads Headset Cover Cushion Replacement 1 Pair PU Leather Ear Cushions Pads for SONY MDR XB650BT XB550AP XB450AP
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$3.78

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