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Sony MDR-XB950B1

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Sony WH-1000XM2

Sony MDR-XB950B1
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Sony MDR-XB950B1 vs Sony WH-1000XM2

Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony WH-1000XM2
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony WH-1000XM2

Why is Sony MDR-XB950B1 better than Sony WH-1000XM2?

  • 1Hz lower low-frequency
    3Hzvs4Hz
  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 30g lighter
    245gvs275g
  • 22 Ohms lower impedance
    24 Ohmsvs46 Ohms
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Has included ear pads

Why is Sony WH-1000XM2 better than Sony MDR-XB950B1?

  • 12000Hz higher high-frequency
    40000Hzvs28000Hz
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Travel bag is included
  • 20h longer battery life
    38hvs18h
  • 0.3m longer cable
    1.5mvs1.2m

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Design

1.weight

245g

275g

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2.has a detachable cable
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Sony WH-1000XM2

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

3.has stereo speakers
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony WH-1000XM2

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

4.can be folded
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

5.has an over-the-ear form
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony WH-1000XM2

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.

6.has a tangle free cable
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony WH-1000XM2

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

28000Hz

40000Hz

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

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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.

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1Hz

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
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Sony WH-1000XM2

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

46 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 WH-1000XM2

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 WH-1000XM2

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.

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony WH-1000XM2

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2. longer battery life

18h

38h

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.

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50h

3.has a rechargeable battery
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Sony WH-1000XM2

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

4.charge time

4h

4h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.

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0.46h

5.has a removable battery
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Sony WH-1000XM2

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

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
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Sony WH-1000XM2

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.Bluetooth version

4.1

4.1

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3.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

4.maximum Bluetooth range

10m

10m

The device can connect at a greater distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.

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100m

5.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony WH-1000XM2

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.

6.Has WiFi
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony WH-1000XM2

The device can connect to WiFi.

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Features

1.can be used as a headset
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Sony WH-1000XM2

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.has an in-line control panel
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

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3.control panel placed on a device
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Sony WH-1000XM2

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 a noise canceling microphone
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Sony WH-1000XM2

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

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