87points

Sony MDR-XB950B1

68points

SoundMagic E10S

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Sony MDR-XB950B1 vs SoundMagic E10S

Sony MDR-XB950B1
SoundMagic E10S
Sony MDR-XB950B1
SoundMagic E10S

Why is Sony MDR-XB950B1 better than SoundMagic E10S?

  • 12Hz lower low-frequency
    3Hzvs15Hz
  • 22 Ohms lower impedance
    24 Ohmsvs46 Ohms
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Can be folded
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Has a battery level indicator

Why is SoundMagic E10S better than Sony MDR-XB950B1?

  • 234g lighter
    11gvs245g
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Travel bag is included
  • Sweat resistant
  • Has an in-ear form

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Design

1.weight

245g

11g

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2.has a detachable cable
Sony MDR-XB950B1
SoundMagic E10S

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
SoundMagic E10S

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
SoundMagic E10S

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
SoundMagic E10S

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
SoundMagic E10S

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

28000Hz

22000Hz

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

15Hz

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
Sony MDR-XB950B1
SoundMagic E10S

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
SoundMagic E10S

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.sound pressure level

105dB/mW

102dB/mW

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

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144dB/mW

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Sony MDR-XB950B1
SoundMagic E10S

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Sony MDR-XB950B1
SoundMagic E10S

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Sony MDR-XB950B1
SoundMagic E10S

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

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Sony MDR-XB950B1
SoundMagic E10S

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sony MDR-XB950B1
SoundMagic E10S

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
SoundMagic E10S

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
SoundMagic E10S

The device can connect to WiFi.

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Features

1.can be used as a headset
Sony MDR-XB950B1
SoundMagic E10S

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
SoundMagic E10S

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

3.control panel placed on a device
Sony MDR-XB950B1
SoundMagic E10S

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.number of microphones

1

1

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

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8

5.warranty period

1

1

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

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Unlimited undefined

6.has a noise canceling microphone
Sony MDR-XB950B1
SoundMagic E10S

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

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