89points

Sony MDR-XB950B1

68points

Sony MDR-Z1R

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Sony MDR-XB950B1 vs Sony MDR-Z1R

Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-Z1R
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-Z1R
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68
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Why is Sony MDR-XB950B1 better than Sony MDR-Z1R?

  • 1Hz lower low-frequency
    3Hzvs4Hz
  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 40 Ohms lower impedance
    24 Ohmsvs64 Ohms
  • 140g lighter
    245gvs385g
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Can be used wirelessly

Why is Sony MDR-Z1R better than Sony MDR-XB950B1?

  • 92000Hz higher high-frequency
    120000Hzvs28000Hz
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • 30.1mm bigger driver unit
    70.1mmvs40mm
  • Travel bag is included
  • 1.8m longer cable
    3mvs1.2m

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-Z1R

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-XB950B1
Sony MDR-Z1R

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

3.has an over-the-ear form
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-Z1R

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.

4.weight

245g

385g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has a tangle free cable
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-Z1R

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

For example

SoundMagic E11C

6.can be folded
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-Z1R

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

28000Hz

120000Hz

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

Best

Sony MDR-Z1R

120000Hz

2.lowest frequency

3Hz

4Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.

Best

Sony MH1CBLK

1Hz

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-Z1R

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

4.sound pressure level

105dB/mW

100dB/mW

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

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

5.impedance

24 Ohms

64 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.

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

6.has a neodymium magnet
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-Z1R

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-Z1R

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-Z1R

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-Z1R

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

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-Z1R

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-Z1R

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-XB950B1
Sony MDR-Z1R

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.Has WiFi
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-Z1R

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-Z1R

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.

2.can be used as a headset
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-Z1R

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.

3.has an in-line control panel
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-Z1R

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

For example

AKG N200 Wireless

4.has a noise canceling microphone
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony MDR-Z1R

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

For example

Microsoft Surface Headphones

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