51points

Sony MDR-XB800

87points

Sony WF-1000XM3

Sony MDR-XB800
Sony WF-1000XM3
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Sony MDR-XB800 vs Sony WF-1000XM3

Sony MDR-XB800
Sony WF-1000XM3

Why is Sony MDR-XB800 better than Sony WF-1000XM3?

  • 17Hz lower low-frequency
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    3Hzvs20Hz
  • 8000Hz higher high-frequency
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    28000Hzvs20000Hz
  • Has a detachable cable
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  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
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  • 44mm bigger driver unit
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    50mmvs6mm
  • Can be folded
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  • Has a tangle free cable
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  • Has an on-ear form
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Why is Sony WF-1000XM3 better than Sony MDR-XB800?

  • Has active noise cancellation (noise control)
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  • Can be used as a headset
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  • Can be used wirelessly
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  • Has a noise-canceling microphone
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  • Has a rechargeable battery
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  • 273g lighter
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    17gvs290g
  • Control panel placed on a device
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  • Has a battery level indicator
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Price comparison

Sony MDR-XB800

ProductStorePrice
Sony MDR-XB800 AmazonSony MDR-XB50AP/L Extra Bass Earbud Head...Sony MDR-XB50AP/L Extra Bass Earbud Headset
Amazon logo
$29.99
Sony MDR-XB800 AmazonSony MDREX15AP in-Ear Earbud Headphones ...Sony MDREX15AP in-Ear Earbud Headphones with Mic, White
Amazon logo
$9.99
Sony MDR-XB800 AmazonSony MDR7502 Professional Studio Headpho...Sony MDR7502 Professional Studio Headphones, Black
Amazon logo
$59.99
Sony MDR-XB800 AmazonSony MDR-XB41EX Extra Bass Headphones (D...Sony MDR-XB41EX Extra Bass Headphones (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Amazon logo
$93.95
Sony MDR-XB800 AmazonSony MDRZ1R Signature, Hi-Res Headphone,...Sony MDRZ1R Signature, Hi-Res Headphone, Black
Amazon logo
$1,798.00
Sony MDR-XB800 AmazonSony WI-SP600N Premium Waterproof Blueto...Sony WI-SP600N Premium Waterproof Bluetooth Wireless Extra Bass Sports in-Ear 6 Hr of Playback Headphones/Microphone (Black)
Amazon logo
$69.99
Sony MDR-XB800 AmazonSony Extra Bass Bluetooth Headphones, Be...Sony Extra Bass Bluetooth Headphones, Best Wireless Sports Earbuds with Mic/ Microphone, IPX4 Splashproof Stereo Comfort Gym Running Workout up to 8.5 hour battery, black
Amazon logo
$37.00
Sony MDR-XB800 AmazonSony MDRAS200 Active Sports Headphones (...Sony MDRAS200 Active Sports Headphones (White)
Amazon logo
$13.99
Sony MDR-XB800 AmazonSony Extra Bass Bluetooth Headphones, Be...Sony Extra Bass Bluetooth Headphones, Best Wireless Sports Earbuds with Mic/Microphone, IPX4 Splashproof Stereo Comfort Gym Running Workout up to 8.5 Hour Battery, Black (International Version)
Amazon logo
$34.99
Sony MDR-XB800 AmazonSony Wireless Stereo Headset SBH24W - Bl...Sony Wireless Stereo Headset SBH24W - Black (Japan Domestic Genuine Products)
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$44.99

Sony WF-1000XM3

Buy used:

$119.99

ProductStorePrice
Sony WF-1000XM3 AmazonSony WF-1000XM3 Industry Leading Noise C...Sony WF-1000XM3 Industry Leading Noise Canceling Truly Wireless Earbuds Headset/Headphones with AlexaVoice Control And Mic For Phone Call, Black
Amazon logo
$168.00
Sony WF-1000XM3 AmazonSony WF-1000XM3 True Wireless Bluetooth ...Sony WF-1000XM3 True Wireless Bluetooth Noise Canceling in-Ear Headphones Black (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$98.86
Sony WF-1000XM3 AmazonSony Industry Leading Noise Canceling Tr...Sony Industry Leading Noise Canceling Truly Wireless Earbuds Compatible with Alexa Voice Control, Black - Worldwide Version
Amazon logo
$209.99
Sony WF-1000XM3 AmazonSony WF-1000XM3 Industry Leading Noise C...Sony WF-1000XM3 Industry Leading Noise Canceling Truly Wireless Earbuds Headset/Headphones with Alexa Voice Control And Mic For Phone Call, Silver
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$168.00
Sony WF-1000XM3 pricegrabberSony WF-1000XM3 noise-cancelling true-wi...Sony WF-1000XM3 noise-cancelling true-wireless headphones (silver)
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$168.00
Sony WF-1000XM3 pricegrabberSony WF-1000XM3 noise-cancelling true-wi...Sony WF-1000XM3 noise-cancelling true-wireless headphones (black)
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$168.00
Sony WF-1000XM3 walmartSony WF-1000XM3 True Wireless Noise-Canc...Sony WF-1000XM3 True Wireless Noise-Canceling In-Ear Earphones Black
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$169.95

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sony MDR-XB800
Sony WF-1000XM3
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 a detachable cable
Sony MDR-XB800
Sony WF-1000XM3
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
3.sweat resistance
Sony MDR-XB800
Sony WF-1000XM3
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
4.weight

290g

17g

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.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Sony MDR-XB800
Sony WF-1000XM3
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
6.can be folded
Sony MDR-XB800
Sony WF-1000XM3
Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.

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 WF-1000XM3
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 WF-1000XM3
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-XB800
Sony WF-1000XM3
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.driver unit size

50mm

6mm

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

Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
Sony MDR-XB800
Sony WF-1000XM3
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
2.has a battery level indicator
Sony MDR-XB800
Sony WF-1000XM3
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
3.Has USB Type-C
Sony MDR-XB800
Sony WF-1000XM3
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
4.has a removable battery
Sony MDR-XB800
Sony WF-1000XM3
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Sony MDR-XB800
Sony WF-1000XM3
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sony MDR-XB800
Sony WF-1000XM3
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 WF-1000XM3
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.
4.supports Wi-Fi
Sony MDR-XB800
Sony WF-1000XM3
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Sony MDR-XB800
Sony WF-1000XM3
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-XB800
Sony WF-1000XM3
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
3.control panel placed on a device
Sony MDR-XB800
Sony WF-1000XM3
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.
4.Has voice prompts
Sony MDR-XB800
Sony WF-1000XM3
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.
5.has a mute function
Sony MDR-XB800
Sony WF-1000XM3
The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
6.has voice commands
Sony MDR-XB800
Sony WF-1000XM3
You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.

Price comparison

Sony MDR-XB800

ProductStorePrice
Sony MDR-XB800 AmazonSony MDR-XB50AP/L Extra Bass Earbud Head...Sony MDR-XB50AP/L Extra Bass Earbud Headset
Amazon logo
$29.99
Sony MDR-XB800 AmazonSony MDREX15AP in-Ear Earbud Headphones ...Sony MDREX15AP in-Ear Earbud Headphones with Mic, White
Amazon logo
$9.99
Sony MDR-XB800 AmazonSony MDR7502 Professional Studio Headpho...Sony MDR7502 Professional Studio Headphones, Black
Amazon logo
$59.99
Sony MDR-XB800 AmazonSony MDR-XB41EX Extra Bass Headphones (D...Sony MDR-XB41EX Extra Bass Headphones (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Amazon logo
$93.95
Sony MDR-XB800 AmazonSony MDRZ1R Signature, Hi-Res Headphone,...Sony MDRZ1R Signature, Hi-Res Headphone, Black
Amazon logo
$1,798.00
Sony MDR-XB800 AmazonSony WI-SP600N Premium Waterproof Blueto...Sony WI-SP600N Premium Waterproof Bluetooth Wireless Extra Bass Sports in-Ear 6 Hr of Playback Headphones/Microphone (Black)
Amazon logo
$69.99
Sony MDR-XB800 AmazonSony Extra Bass Bluetooth Headphones, Be...Sony Extra Bass Bluetooth Headphones, Best Wireless Sports Earbuds with Mic/ Microphone, IPX4 Splashproof Stereo Comfort Gym Running Workout up to 8.5 hour battery, black
Amazon logo
$37.00
Sony MDR-XB800 AmazonSony MDRAS200 Active Sports Headphones (...Sony MDRAS200 Active Sports Headphones (White)
Amazon logo
$13.99
Sony MDR-XB800 AmazonSony Extra Bass Bluetooth Headphones, Be...Sony Extra Bass Bluetooth Headphones, Best Wireless Sports Earbuds with Mic/Microphone, IPX4 Splashproof Stereo Comfort Gym Running Workout up to 8.5 Hour Battery, Black (International Version)
Amazon logo
$34.99
Sony MDR-XB800 AmazonSony Wireless Stereo Headset SBH24W - Bl...Sony Wireless Stereo Headset SBH24W - Black (Japan Domestic Genuine Products)
Amazon logo
$44.99

Sony WF-1000XM3

Buy used:

$119.99

ProductStorePrice
Sony WF-1000XM3 AmazonSony WF-1000XM3 Industry Leading Noise C...Sony WF-1000XM3 Industry Leading Noise Canceling Truly Wireless Earbuds Headset/Headphones with AlexaVoice Control And Mic For Phone Call, Black
Amazon logo
$168.00
Sony WF-1000XM3 AmazonSony WF-1000XM3 True Wireless Bluetooth ...Sony WF-1000XM3 True Wireless Bluetooth Noise Canceling in-Ear Headphones Black (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$98.86
Sony WF-1000XM3 AmazonSony Industry Leading Noise Canceling Tr...Sony Industry Leading Noise Canceling Truly Wireless Earbuds Compatible with Alexa Voice Control, Black - Worldwide Version
Amazon logo
$209.99
Sony WF-1000XM3 AmazonSony WF-1000XM3 Industry Leading Noise C...Sony WF-1000XM3 Industry Leading Noise Canceling Truly Wireless Earbuds Headset/Headphones with Alexa Voice Control And Mic For Phone Call, Silver
Amazon logo
$168.00
Sony WF-1000XM3 pricegrabberSony WF-1000XM3 noise-cancelling true-wi...Sony WF-1000XM3 noise-cancelling true-wireless headphones (silver)
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$168.00
Sony WF-1000XM3 pricegrabberSony WF-1000XM3 noise-cancelling true-wi...Sony WF-1000XM3 noise-cancelling true-wireless headphones (black)
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$168.00
Sony WF-1000XM3 walmartSony WF-1000XM3 True Wireless Noise-Canc...Sony WF-1000XM3 True Wireless Noise-Canceling In-Ear Earphones Black
walmart logo
$169.95

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