58points

Sony MDR-XB800

73points

Sony MDR-XB950N1

Sony MDR-XB800
Sony MDR-XB950N1
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24 facts in comparison

Sony MDR-XB800 vs Sony MDR-XB950N1

Sony MDR-XB800
Sony MDR-XB950N1
58
points
Sony MDR-XB800
73
points
Sony MDR-XB950N1

Why is Sony MDR-XB800 better than Sony MDR-XB950N1?

  • 17Hz lower low-frequency
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    3Hzvs20Hz
  • 8000Hz higher high-frequency
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    28000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 23 Ohms lower impedance
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    24 Ohmsvs47 Ohms
  • 10mm bigger driver unit
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    50mmvs40mm
  • Has a tangle free cable
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  • Has an on-ear form
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Why is Sony MDR-XB950N1 better than Sony MDR-XB800?

  • Has active noise cancellation (noise control)
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  • Has an over-the-ear form
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  • Can be used as a headset
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  • Can be used wirelessly
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  • Has a rechargeable battery
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  • Control panel placed on a device
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  • Travel bag is included
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  • Has a straight plug
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Price comparison

Sony MDR-XB950N1

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$89.40

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sony MDR-XB800
Sony MDR-XB950N1
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-XB800
Sony MDR-XB950N1
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-XB800
Sony MDR-XB950N1
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
4.weight

290g

290g

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.can be folded
Sony MDR-XB800
Sony MDR-XB950N1
Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.
6.travel bag is included
Sony MDR-XB800
Sony MDR-XB950N1
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

3Hz

20Hz

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

28000Hz

20000Hz

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-XB800
Sony MDR-XB950N1
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-XB800
Sony MDR-XB950N1
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.impedance

24 Ohms

47 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.
6.has a neodymium magnet
Sony MDR-XB800
Sony MDR-XB950N1
Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
Sony MDR-XB800
Sony MDR-XB950N1
The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Sony MDR-XB800
Sony MDR-XB950N1
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sony MDR-XB800
Sony MDR-XB950N1
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-XB800
Sony MDR-XB950N1
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-XB800
Sony MDR-XB950N1
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.control panel placed on a device
Sony MDR-XB800
Sony MDR-XB950N1
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.

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