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Sony MDR-XB950N1

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Sony WH-1000XM2

Sony MDR-XB950N1
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Sony MDR-XB950N1 vs Sony WH-1000XM2

Sony MDR-XB950N1
Sony WH-1000XM2
Sony MDR-XB950N1
Sony WH-1000XM2

Why is Sony MDR-XB950N1 better than Sony WH-1000XM2?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has a straight plug

Why is Sony WH-1000XM2 better than Sony MDR-XB950N1?

  • 20000Hz higher high-frequency
    40000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 16Hz lower low-frequency
    4Hzvs20Hz
  • 1 Ohms lower impedance
    46 Ohmsvs47 Ohms
  • 15g lighter
    275gvs290g
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be used as a headset
  • 0.3m longer cable
    1.5mvs1.2m
  • 3h shorter charge time
    4hvs7h

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sony MDR-XB950N1
Sony WH-1000XM2

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-XB950N1
Sony WH-1000XM2

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-XB950N1
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

4.weight

290g

275g

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3g

5.can be folded
Sony MDR-XB950N1
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

6.has included ear pads
Sony MDR-XB950N1
Sony WH-1000XM2

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

40000Hz

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

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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 WH-1000XM2

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

4.has a neodymium magnet
Sony MDR-XB950N1
Sony WH-1000XM2

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

5.driver unit size

40mm

39.8mm

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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Audeze LCD2 Classic

106mm

6.impedance

47 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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Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

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Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
Sony MDR-XB950N1
Sony WH-1000XM2

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

2.charge time

7h

4h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.

Best

Sony Xperia Ear Duo

0.46h

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Sony MDR-XB950N1
Sony WH-1000XM2

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.Bluetooth version

4.1

4.1

Best

RHA TrueConnect

5

3.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sony MDR-XB950N1
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

4.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Sony MDR-XB950N1
Sony WH-1000XM2

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.

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Sony MDR-XB950N1
Sony WH-1000XM2

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-XB950N1
Sony WH-1000XM2

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.

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