87points

Sony MDR-XB950B1

51points

Sony XBA C10iP

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Sony MDR-XB950B1 vs Sony XBA C10iP

Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony XBA C10iP
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony XBA C10iP

Why is Sony MDR-XB950B1 better than Sony XBA C10iP?

  • 2Hz lower low-frequency
    3Hzvs5Hz
  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be used wirelessly

Why is Sony XBA C10iP better than Sony MDR-XB950B1?

  • 241g lighter
    4gvs245g
  • 1dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    106dB/mWvs105dB/mW
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has an in-ear form

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony XBA C10iP

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 XBA C10iP

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 XBA C10iP

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

4g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony XBA C10iP

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 XBA C10iP

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

28000Hz

25000Hz

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

5Hz

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 XBA C10iP

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

106dB/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.has a neodymium magnet
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony XBA C10iP

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.impedance

24 Ohms

24 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

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony XBA C10iP

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony XBA C10iP

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony XBA C10iP

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

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony XBA C10iP

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony XBA C10iP

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 XBA C10iP

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 XBA C10iP

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony XBA C10iP

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 XBA C10iP

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 XBA C10iP

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

4.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

5.has a noise canceling microphone
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Sony XBA C10iP

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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