87points

Sony MDR-XB950B1

60points

V-Moda Crossfade M-80

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Sony MDR-XB950B1 vs V-Moda Crossfade M-80

Sony MDR-XB950B1
V-Moda Crossfade M-80
Sony MDR-XB950B1
V-Moda Crossfade M-80

Why is Sony MDR-XB950B1 better than V-Moda Crossfade M-80?

  • 2Hz lower low-frequency
    3Hzvs5Hz
  • 4 Ohms lower impedance
    24 Ohmsvs28 Ohms
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • 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 V-Moda Crossfade M-80 better than Sony MDR-XB950B1?

  • 2000Hz higher high-frequency
    30000Hzvs28000Hz
  • 45g lighter
    200gvs245g
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has an on-ear form

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sony MDR-XB950B1
V-Moda Crossfade M-80

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
V-Moda Crossfade M-80

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
V-Moda Crossfade M-80

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

200g

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3g

5.can be folded
Sony MDR-XB950B1
V-Moda Crossfade M-80

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

6.has a tangle free cable
Sony MDR-XB950B1
V-Moda Crossfade M-80

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

28000Hz

30000Hz

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

Best

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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

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1Hz

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Sony MDR-XB950B1
V-Moda Crossfade M-80

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

105dB/mW

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

Best

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144dB/mW

5.has a neodymium magnet
Sony MDR-XB950B1
V-Moda Crossfade M-80

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.driver unit size

40mm

40mm

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

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106mm

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Sony MDR-XB950B1
V-Moda Crossfade M-80

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Sony MDR-XB950B1
V-Moda Crossfade M-80

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Sony MDR-XB950B1
V-Moda Crossfade M-80

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
V-Moda Crossfade M-80

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sony MDR-XB950B1
V-Moda Crossfade M-80

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
V-Moda Crossfade M-80

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
V-Moda Crossfade M-80

The device can connect to WiFi.

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Sony MDR-XB950B1
V-Moda Crossfade M-80

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
V-Moda Crossfade M-80

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
V-Moda Crossfade M-80

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
V-Moda Crossfade M-80

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

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