83points

Sony MDR-XB950N1

62points

Sony MDR-Z7

Comparison winner
Sony MDR-XB950N1
Sony MDR-Z7
vs
vs

21 facts in comparison

Sony MDR-XB950N1 vs Sony MDR-Z7

Sony MDR-XB950N1
Sony MDR-Z7
Sony MDR-XB950N1
Sony MDR-Z7
83
points
62
points

Why is Sony MDR-XB950N1 better than Sony MDR-Z7?

  • 23 Ohms lower impedance
    47 Ohmsvs70 Ohms
  • 45g lighter
    290gvs335g
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has an L-shaped plug

Why is Sony MDR-Z7 better than Sony MDR-XB950N1?

  • 80000Hz higher high-frequency
    100000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 16Hz lower low-frequency
    4Hzvs20Hz
  • 30mm bigger driver unit
    70mmvs40mm
  • 1.8m longer cable
    3mvs1.2m

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sony MDR-XB950N1
Sony MDR-Z7

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 a detachable cable
Sony MDR-XB950N1
Sony MDR-Z7

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

3.has an over-the-ear form
Sony MDR-XB950N1
Sony MDR-Z7

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.

4.weight

290g

335g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Sony MDR-XB950N1
Sony MDR-Z7

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

6.has included ear pads
Sony MDR-XB950N1
Sony MDR-Z7

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

100000Hz

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

20Hz

4Hz

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-XB950N1
Sony MDR-Z7

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

4.impedance

47 Ohms

70 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

5.has a neodymium magnet
Sony MDR-XB950N1
Sony MDR-Z7

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

70mm

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

Best

Audeze LCD2 Classic

106mm

Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
Sony MDR-XB950N1
Sony MDR-Z7

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Sony MDR-XB950N1
Sony MDR-Z7

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sony MDR-XB950N1
Sony MDR-Z7

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-XB950N1
Sony MDR-Z7

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.

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Sony MDR-XB950N1
Sony MDR-Z7

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.

Videos

Powered by

Top 10 headphones

Add to comparison
    This page is currently only available in English.