58points

Sony MDR-XB800

79points

Sony WH-H900N

Sony MDR-XB800
Sony WH-H900N
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Sony MDR-XB800 vs Sony WH-H900N

Sony MDR-XB800
Sony WH-H900N

Why is Sony MDR-XB800 better than Sony WH-H900N?

  • 2Hz lower low-frequency
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    3Hzvs5Hz
  • Has passive noise reduction
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  • 3dB/mW higher sound pressure level
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    106dB/mWvs103dB/mW
  • 8 Ohms lower impedance
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    24 Ohmsvs32 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 WH-H900N 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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  • 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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  • Has a battery level indicator
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  • Control panel placed on a device
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Price comparison

Sony MDR-XB800

Buy used:

$115.75

ProductStorePrice
Sony MDR-XB800 AmazonSony WHXB900N Noise Cancelling Headphone...Sony WHXB900N Noise Cancelling Headphones, Wireless Bluetooth Over the Ear Headset - Blue (Amazon Exclusive)
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$248.00
Sony MDR-XB800 AmazonSony XB950B1 Extra Bass Wireless Headpho...Sony XB950B1 Extra Bass Wireless Headphones with App Control, Black
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$117.99
Sony MDR-XB800 AmazonSony MDR-XB650BT/B Extra Bass Bluetooth ...Sony MDR-XB650BT/B Extra Bass Bluetooth NFC Wireless Headphones - Black (Renewed)
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$58.00
Sony MDR-XB800 AmazonSony WHXB700 Wireless Extra Bass Bluetoo...Sony WHXB700 Wireless Extra Bass Bluetooth Headset/Headphones with mic for Phone Call and Alexa Voice Control, Black
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$128.00
Sony MDR-XB800 AmazonSony MDR1AM2 Wired High Resolution Audio...Sony MDR1AM2 Wired High Resolution Audio Overhead Headphones, Black (MDR-1AM2/B)
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$248.00
Sony MDR-XB800 AmazonSony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphrag...Sony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphone (International Model) No Warranty
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$95.33
Sony MDR-XB800 AmazonSony Mdr-cd900st Studio Monitor Stereo H...Sony Mdr-cd900st Studio Monitor Stereo Headphones
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$193.95
Sony MDR-XB800 AmazonSony DJ Headphones (4334205465)
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$97.99

Sony WH-H900N

Buy used:

$89.99

ProductStorePrice
Sony WH-H900N AmazonSony WHH900N Hear On 2 Wireless Overear ...Sony WHH900N Hear On 2 Wireless Overear Noise Cancelling High Resolution Headphones, 2.4 Ounce
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$150.67

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sony MDR-XB800
Sony WH-H900N
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-H900N
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-H900N
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-H900N
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
5.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.
6.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Sony MDR-XB800
Sony WH-H900N
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

3Hz

5Hz

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

40000Hz

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 WH-H900N
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 WH-H900N
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

106dB/mW

103dB/mW

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

24 Ohms

32 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.

Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
Sony MDR-XB800
Sony WH-H900N
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
2.has a battery level indicator
Sony MDR-XB800
Sony WH-H900N
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
3.Has USB Type-C
Sony MDR-XB800
Sony WH-H900N
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
4.has a removable battery
Sony MDR-XB800
Sony WH-H900N
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Sony MDR-XB800
Sony WH-H900N
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sony MDR-XB800
Sony WH-H900N
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 WH-H900N
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 WH-H900N
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Sony MDR-XB800
Sony WH-H900N
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-H900N
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 WH-H900N
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 WH-H900N
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 WH-H900N
The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
6.has voice commands
Sony MDR-XB800
Sony WH-H900N
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

Buy used:

$115.75

ProductStorePrice
Sony MDR-XB800 AmazonSony WHXB900N Noise Cancelling Headphone...Sony WHXB900N Noise Cancelling Headphones, Wireless Bluetooth Over the Ear Headset - Blue (Amazon Exclusive)
Amazon logo
$248.00
Sony MDR-XB800 AmazonSony XB950B1 Extra Bass Wireless Headpho...Sony XB950B1 Extra Bass Wireless Headphones with App Control, Black
Amazon logo
$117.99
Sony MDR-XB800 AmazonSony MDR-XB650BT/B Extra Bass Bluetooth ...Sony MDR-XB650BT/B Extra Bass Bluetooth NFC Wireless Headphones - Black (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$58.00
Sony MDR-XB800 AmazonSony WHXB700 Wireless Extra Bass Bluetoo...Sony WHXB700 Wireless Extra Bass Bluetooth Headset/Headphones with mic for Phone Call and Alexa Voice Control, Black
Amazon logo
$128.00
Sony MDR-XB800 AmazonSony MDR1AM2 Wired High Resolution Audio...Sony MDR1AM2 Wired High Resolution Audio Overhead Headphones, Black (MDR-1AM2/B)
Amazon logo
$248.00
Sony MDR-XB800 AmazonSony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphrag...Sony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphone (International Model) No Warranty
Amazon logo
$95.33
Sony MDR-XB800 AmazonSony Mdr-cd900st Studio Monitor Stereo H...Sony Mdr-cd900st Studio Monitor Stereo Headphones
Amazon logo
$193.95
Sony MDR-XB800 AmazonSony DJ Headphones (4334205465)
Amazon logo
$97.99

Sony WH-H900N

Buy used:

$89.99

ProductStorePrice
Sony WH-H900N AmazonSony WHH900N Hear On 2 Wireless Overear ...Sony WHH900N Hear On 2 Wireless Overear Noise Cancelling High Resolution Headphones, 2.4 Ounce
Amazon logo
$150.67

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