Sony MDR-XB950B1Philips SHB8750NCAKG IP2SoundMagic HP150
Top 8%1,291 points
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Top 9%1,278 points
Top 9%
Top 55%629 points
Top 55%
Top 54%649 points
Top 54%
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Top specs and features

Sony MDR-XB950B1 vs Philips SHB8750NC vs AKG IP2 vs SoundMagic HP150: 38 facts in comparison

1. highest frequency

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
28000Hz
Sony MDR-Z1R: 120000Hz
22000Hz
23500Hz
30000Hz

2. lowest frequency

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
3Hz
Sony MH1CBLK: 1Hz
10Hz
12Hz
10Hz

3. weight

245g
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
226g
3g
288g

4. 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.
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Philips SHB8750NC
AKG IP2
SoundMagic HP150
45% have it

5. impedance

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.
24 Ohms
Flips Solo 2 Social: 4 Ohms
16 Ohms
16 Ohms
32 Ohms

6. 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.
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Philips SHB8750NC
AKG IP2
SoundMagic HP150
35% have it

7. no battery needed

This device works without batteries. It weighs less and you don't have to worry about recharging or replacing the battery.
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Philips SHB8750NC
AKG IP2
SoundMagic HP150
69% have it

8. 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.
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Philips SHB8750NC
AKG IP2
SoundMagic HP150
39% have it

9. has a tangle free cable

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Philips SHB8750NC
AKG IP2
SoundMagic HP150
24% have it

10. has an in-line control panel

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Philips SHB8750NC
AKG IP2
SoundMagic HP150
46% have it

11. can be folded

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Philips SHB8750NC
AKG IP2
SoundMagic HP150
31% have it

12. can be used as a headset

A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for applications which require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones etc.
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Philips SHB8750NC
AKG IP2
SoundMagic HP150
41% have it

13. has stereo speakers

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Philips SHB8750NC
AKG IP2
SoundMagic HP150
76% have it

14. Can be used wirelessly

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Philips SHB8750NC
AKG IP2
SoundMagic HP150
21% have it

16. has active noise canceling/noise reduction

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.
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Philips SHB8750NC
AKG IP2
SoundMagic HP150
13% have it

17. has included ear pads

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Philips SHB8750NC
AKG IP2
SoundMagic HP150
42% have it

18. travel bag is included

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Philips SHB8750NC
AKG IP2
SoundMagic HP150
63% have it

19. control panel placed on a device

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.
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Philips SHB8750NC
AKG IP2
SoundMagic HP150
17% have it

20. 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.
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Philips SHB8750NC
AKG IP2
SoundMagic HP150
31% have it

21. has a straight plug

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Philips SHB8750NC
AKG IP2
SoundMagic HP150
50% have it

22. has a battery level indicator

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Philips SHB8750NC
AKG IP2
SoundMagic HP150
12% have it

23. has a 3.5mm male connector

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Philips SHB8750NC
AKG IP2
SoundMagic HP150
83% have it

24. sweat resistant

Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Philips SHB8750NC
AKG IP2
SoundMagic HP150
11% have it

25. cable length

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
1.2m
Pioneer SE-A1000: 6m
1.2m
1.15m
1.2m

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