89points

Sony MDR-XB950B1

84points

Sony MDR-XB950N1

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Sony MDR-XB950B1 vs Sony MDR-XB950N1

Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-XB950N1
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-XB950N1
89
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84
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Why is Sony MDR-XB950B1 better than Sony MDR-XB950N1?

  • 17Hz lower low-frequency
    3Hzvs20Hz
  • 23 Ohms lower impedance
    24 Ohmsvs47 Ohms
  • 45g lighter
    245gvs290g
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • 3h shorter charge time
    4hvs7h

Why is Sony MDR-XB950N1 better than Sony MDR-XB950B1?

  • Travel bag is included
  • Has a straight plug

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sony MDR-XB950B1
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-XB950B1
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-XB950B1
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

245g

290g

Best

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3g

5.sweat resistant
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-XB950N1

Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

For example

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6.has a tangle free cable
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-XB950N1

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

For example

Mpow Thor

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

28000Hz

20000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

Best

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120000Hz

2.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.

Best

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1Hz

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Sony MDR-XB950B1
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.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.

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4 Ohms

5.has a neodymium magnet
Sony MDR-XB950B1
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.

6.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Sony MDR-XB950B1
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.

For example

Mpow H5

Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-XB950N1

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

2.has a battery level indicator
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-XB950N1

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

3.charge time

4h

7h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.

Best

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0.46h

4.has a removable battery
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-XB950N1

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

For example

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Connectivity

1.Bluetooth version

4.1

4.1

Best

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5

2.Can be used wirelessly
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-XB950N1

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

3.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-XB950N1

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

4.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Sony MDR-XB950B1
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.

5.Has WiFi
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-XB950N1

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-XB950N1

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.

2.control panel placed on a device
Sony MDR-XB950B1
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.

3.has an in-line control panel
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-XB950N1

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

For example

Marshall Major III Bluetooth

4.warranty period

1

1

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.

Best

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Unlimited undefined

5.has a noise canceling microphone
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-XB950N1

These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

For example

Mpow H5

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