49points

Sony MDR-XB800

89points

Sony WH-1000XM4

Sony MDR-XB800
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Sony MDR-XB800 vs Sony WH-1000XM4

Sony MDR-XB800
Sony WH-1000XM4

Why is Sony MDR-XB800 better than Sony WH-1000XM4?

  • 1Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    3Hzvs4Hz
  • 1dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    ?

    106dB/mWvs105dB/mW
  • 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 WH-1000XM4 better than Sony MDR-XB800?

  • 12000Hz higher high-frequency
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    40000Hzvs28000Hz
  • Has active noise cancellation (noise control)
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  • Has an over-the-ear form
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  • 8 Ohms lower impedance
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    16 Ohmsvs24 Ohms
  • Can be used as a headset
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  • Has a noise-canceling microphone
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  • Can be used wirelessly
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  • 36g lighter
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    254gvs290g

Price comparison

Sony WH-1000XM4

ProductStorePrice
Sony WH-1000XM4 AmazonSony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Industry Leadin...Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Industry Leading Noise Canceling Overhead Headphones with Mic for Phone-Call and Alexa Voice Control, Black
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$348
Sony WH-1000XM4 AmazonSony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Industry Leadin...Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Industry Leading Noise Canceling Overhead Headphones with Mic for Phone-Call and Alexa Voice Control, Silver
Amazon logo
$348
Sony WH-1000XM4 pricegrabberSony WH1000-XM4/B wireless noise cancell...Sony WH1000-XM4/B wireless noise cancelling headphone (black)
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$348
Sony WH-1000XM4 pricegrabberSony WH1000-XM4/S wireless noise-cancell...Sony WH1000-XM4/S wireless noise-cancelling headphones
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$348
Sony WH-1000XM4 aliexpressEVA Headphone Bag for SONY WH-1000XM4/Au...EVA Headphone Bag for SONY WH-1000XM4/Audio-technica ATH-M50X /Beats Studio
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$7.94
Sony WH-1000XM4 aliexpressBreathable Earphone Sleeve Compatible wi...Breathable Earphone Sleeve Compatible with Sony-WH-1000XM4 1000X M4 Headphones Accessories 1Pair Ear Cushion Replacement
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$7.16
Sony WH-1000XM4 aliexpressMemory Foam Earpads Replacement Earcups ...Memory Foam Earpads Replacement Earcups for Sony WH-1000XM4 1000X M4 Earmuff Breathable Earphone Sleeve
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$4.99
Sony WH-1000XM4 aliexpressPortable Headphones Cover Box Hard Headp...Portable Headphones Cover Box Hard Headphone Travel Carrying Case Pouch With Hook for SONY WH-1000XM4/Audio-technica ATH-M50X
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$2.32
Sony WH-1000XM4 aliexpressWaterproof EVA Headphone Case Pouch for ...Waterproof EVA Headphone Case Pouch for SONY WH-1000XM4 Wireless Bluetooth-compatible Headset Travel Protective Storage Bag Box
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$6.18

User reviews

Overall Rating

Sony MDR-XB800
0.0
0 User reviews
Sony MDR-XB800
0.0/10
0 User reviews
Sony WH-1000XM4
9.7
7 User reviews
Sony WH-1000XM4
9.7/10
7 User reviews

Features

Build quality

No reviews yet
 
9.3/10
7 votes

Sound quality

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9.7/10
7 votes

Value for money

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8.9/10
7 votes

Comfort

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9.3/10
7 votes

Noise isolation

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9.9/10
7 votes

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sony MDR-XB800
Sony WH-1000XM4
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 WH-1000XM4
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 WH-1000XM4
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-XB800
Sony WH-1000XM4
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
5.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Sony MDR-XB800
Sony WH-1000XM4
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
6.weight

290g

254g

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-XB800
Sony WH-1000XM4
Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.
8.travel bag is included
Sony MDR-XB800
Sony WH-1000XM4
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
9.has a tangle free cable
Sony MDR-XB800
Sony WH-1000XM4
The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

Sound quality

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
2.has passive noise reduction
Sony MDR-XB800
Sony WH-1000XM4
The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
3.highest frequency

28000Hz

40000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
4.has active noise cancellation (noise control)
Sony MDR-XB800
Sony WH-1000XM4
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 WH-1000XM4
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.sound pressure level

106dB/mW

105dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
7.impedance

24 Ohms

16 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

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Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony WH-1000XM4)

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

Power

1.Battery life

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30h

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-XB800
Sony WH-1000XM4
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
3.has a battery level indicator
Sony MDR-XB800
Sony WH-1000XM4
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
4.charge time

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3h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
5.Has USB Type-C
Sony MDR-XB800
Sony WH-1000XM4
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
6.battery power

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1100mAh

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.
7.Battery life of charging case

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Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony WH-1000XM4)

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-XB800
Sony WH-1000XM4
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Sony MDR-XB800
Sony WH-1000XM4
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.Bluetooth version

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5

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-XB800
Sony WH-1000XM4
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
4.Has Bluetooth aptX
Sony MDR-XB800
Sony WH-1000XM4
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

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10m

The device can connect at a greater distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.
6.supports Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
Sony MDR-XB800
Sony WH-1000XM4
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-XB800
Sony WH-1000XM4
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-XB800
Sony WH-1000XM4
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-XB800
Sony WH-1000XM4
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 WH-1000XM4
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 WH-1000XM4
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
3.number of microphones

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5

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-XB800
Sony WH-1000XM4
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.warranty period

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1

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.
6.Has an in-line control panel
Sony MDR-XB800
Sony WH-1000XM4
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
7.has a mute function
Sony MDR-XB800
Sony WH-1000XM4
The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
8.Has voice prompts
Sony MDR-XB800
Sony WH-1000XM4
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.
9.multipoint count

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2

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.

Miscellaneous

1.Price (global median value)

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299 €

Updated on Sun Jan 16 2022
The global median price is determined by calculating the median value of all the prices available for a product, taking into account all markets.

Price comparison

Sony WH-1000XM4

ProductStorePrice
Sony WH-1000XM4 AmazonSony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Industry Leadin...Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Industry Leading Noise Canceling Overhead Headphones with Mic for Phone-Call and Alexa Voice Control, Black
Amazon logo
$348
Sony WH-1000XM4 AmazonSony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Industry Leadin...Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Industry Leading Noise Canceling Overhead Headphones with Mic for Phone-Call and Alexa Voice Control, Silver
Amazon logo
$348
Sony WH-1000XM4 pricegrabberSony WH1000-XM4/B wireless noise cancell...Sony WH1000-XM4/B wireless noise cancelling headphone (black)
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$348
Sony WH-1000XM4 pricegrabberSony WH1000-XM4/S wireless noise-cancell...Sony WH1000-XM4/S wireless noise-cancelling headphones
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$348
Sony WH-1000XM4 aliexpressEVA Headphone Bag for SONY WH-1000XM4/Au...EVA Headphone Bag for SONY WH-1000XM4/Audio-technica ATH-M50X /Beats Studio
aliexpress logo
$7.94
Sony WH-1000XM4 aliexpressBreathable Earphone Sleeve Compatible wi...Breathable Earphone Sleeve Compatible with Sony-WH-1000XM4 1000X M4 Headphones Accessories 1Pair Ear Cushion Replacement
aliexpress logo
$7.16
Sony WH-1000XM4 aliexpressMemory Foam Earpads Replacement Earcups ...Memory Foam Earpads Replacement Earcups for Sony WH-1000XM4 1000X M4 Earmuff Breathable Earphone Sleeve
aliexpress logo
$4.99
Sony WH-1000XM4 aliexpressPortable Headphones Cover Box Hard Headp...Portable Headphones Cover Box Hard Headphone Travel Carrying Case Pouch With Hook for SONY WH-1000XM4/Audio-technica ATH-M50X
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$2.32
Sony WH-1000XM4 aliexpressWaterproof EVA Headphone Case Pouch for ...Waterproof EVA Headphone Case Pouch for SONY WH-1000XM4 Wireless Bluetooth-compatible Headset Travel Protective Storage Bag Box
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$6.18

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