78points
54points

Sony MDR-XB950N1

95points
54points

Sony WH-1000XM3

Sony MDR-XB950N1
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Sony MDR-XB950N1 vs Sony WH-1000XM3

Sony MDR-XB950N1
Sony WH-1000XM3
78
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Sony MDR-XB950N1
95
points
Sony WH-1000XM3

Why is Sony MDR-XB950N1 better than Sony WH-1000XM3?

  • Has passive noise reduction
    ?
  • Has included ear pads
    ?
  • Has a straight plug
    ?

Why is Sony WH-1000XM3 better than Sony MDR-XB950N1?

  • 20000Hz higher high-frequency
    ?

    40000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 16Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    4Hzvs20Hz
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise control)
    ?
  • 35g lighter
    255gvs290g
  • Can be used as a headset
    ?
  • 0.1 newer Bluetooth version
    4.2vs4.1
  • Has an in-line control panel
    ?
  • Has a battery level indicator
    ?

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
?

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

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2.has an over-the-ear form
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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.

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

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4.weight
?

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5.sweat resistant
?

Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

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6.can be folded
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Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency
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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

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2.lowest frequency
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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

20Hz

4Hz

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

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4.impedance
?

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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5.has active noise cancelling (noise control)
?

This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.

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

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Sony WH-1000XM3

Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
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The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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2.charge time
?

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.

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0.46h

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3.has a battery level indicator
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An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

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Sony WH-1000XM3
4.has a removable battery
?

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

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5.Has USB Type-C
?

The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.

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Sony WH-1000XM3

Connectivity

1.Bluetooth version
?

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5

4.1

4.2

2.Can be used wirelessly
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Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

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Sony WH-1000XM3
3.has a 3.5mm male connector
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A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

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Sony WH-1000XM3
4.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
?

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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Sony WH-1000XM3
5.Has WiFi
?

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

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Features

1.can be used as a headset
?

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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Sony WH-1000XM3
2.control panel placed on a device
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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.

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Sony WH-1000XM3
3.has an in-line control panel
?

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

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4.has a noise canceling microphone
?

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

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

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6.Has voice prompts
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With voice prompts, you will automatically receive information via audio messages – for instance, you may find out that the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.

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