89points

Sony MDR-XB950B1

88points

Sony WH-CH700N

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Sony MDR-XB950B1 vs Sony WH-CH700N

Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony WH-CH700N
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony WH-CH700N
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88
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Why is Sony MDR-XB950B1 better than Sony WH-CH700N?

  • 17Hz lower low-frequency
    3Hzvs20Hz
  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Can be folded
  • Has included ear pads
  • 3h shorter charge time
    4hvs7h

Why is Sony WH-CH700N better than Sony MDR-XB950B1?

  • 2 Ohms lower impedance
    22 Ohmsvs24 Ohms
  • 5g lighter
    240gvs245g
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • 17h longer battery life
    35hvs18h
  • Travel bag is included

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony WH-CH700N

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 WH-CH700N

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 WH-CH700N

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

240g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony WH-CH700N

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

6.has a tangle free cable
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony WH-CH700N

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

For example

Mpow Thor

Sound quality

1.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

Sony MH1CBLK

1Hz

2.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

Sony MDR-Z1R

120000Hz

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony WH-CH700N

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

97dB/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

22 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 active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony WH-CH700N

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.

Power

1. longer battery life

18h

35h

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.

Best

Sennheiser PXC 480

50h

2.has a battery level indicator
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony WH-CH700N

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

3.has a rechargeable battery
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony WH-CH700N

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

4.charge time

4h

7h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.

Best

Sony Xperia Ear Duo

0.46h

5.has a removable battery
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony WH-CH700N

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

For example

Jaybird Run XT

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony WH-CH700N

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.Bluetooth version

4.1

4.1

Best

SoundMagic E11BT

5

3.maximum Bluetooth range

10m

10m

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

Best

Mavin Air-X

100m

4.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony WH-CH700N

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

5.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony WH-CH700N

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-CH700N

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony WH-CH700N

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 WH-CH700N

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.number of microphones

1

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

4.has an in-line control panel
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony WH-CH700N

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

For example

Klipsch R5 Neckband

5.has a noise canceling microphone
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony WH-CH700N

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

For example

Mpow H5

6.Has voice prompts
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony WH-CH700N

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.

For example

Mpow H7

Miscellaneous

1.wireless charging
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony WH-CH700N

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

For example

Audio-Technica ATH-CKR7TW

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