Bose OE2Sony MDR-XB800
Top 72%182 points
Top 72%
Top 17%530 points
Top 17%
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Top 90%
210 headphones
229g - 342g
NaN% of all headphonesYes
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weight
140g
290g
AKG IP2
3g
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Bose OE2 vs Sony MDR-XB800: 12 facts in comparison

1. weight

150g lighter.
140g
AKG IP2: 3g
290g
122
0

2. has sound isolation / passive noise reduction

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
Bose OE2
Sony MDR-XB800
48% have it
94
0

3. has a neodymium magnet

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
Bose OE2
Sony MDR-XB800
36% have it
86
0

4. no battery needed

This device works without batteries. It weighs less and you don't have to worry about recharging or replacing the battery.
Bose OE2
Sony MDR-XB800
73% have it
72
0

5. has a tangle free cable

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.
Bose OE2
Sony MDR-XB800
27% have it
68
0

6. has a detachable cable

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
Bose OE2
Sony MDR-XB800
37% have it
62
1

7. can be folded

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.
Bose OE2
Sony MDR-XB800
30% have it
59
0

8. has an L-shaped plug

An L-shaped plug is better if the jack is on the left or right side of the device, so that the cable isn't bent, and is less likely to break when the device is in your pocket.
Bose OE2
Sony MDR-XB800
32% have it
48
0

9. has stereo speakers

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound that surrounds the user from left and right side, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
Bose OE2
Sony MDR-XB800
74% have it
47
0

10. travel bag is included

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
Bose OE2
65% have it
44
0

11. has an on-ear form

This device comfortably rests on top of your outer ears. As it doesn't block out everything from the outside world, it's preferred in places like office environments and recommended for outdoor activities.
Bose OE2
Sony MDR-XB800
22% have it
33
0

12. has a 3.5mm male connector

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
Bose OE2
Sony MDR-XB800
88% have it
28
0

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