Sony WH-1000XM2Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8Klipsch Image S4i (II)
Top 15%1,148 points
Top 15%
Top 29%950 points
Top 29%
Top 45%745 points
Top 45%
Sony WH-1000XM2
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
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Klipsch Image S4i (II)
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Top specs and features

Sony WH-1000XM2 vs Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8 vs Klipsch Image S4i (II): 28 facts in comparison

1. highest frequency

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
40000Hz
Sony MDR-Z1R: 120000Hz
22000Hz
19000Hz

2. lowest frequency

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
4Hz
Sony MH1CBLK: 1Hz
20Hz
10Hz

3. weight

275g
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
255g
11.9g

4. has sound isolation/passive noise reduction

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
Sony WH-1000XM2
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Klipsch Image S4i (II)
46% have it

5. 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.
46Ohms
Flips Solo 2 Social: 4Ohms
30Ohms
18Ohms

6. has a neodymium magnet

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
Sony WH-1000XM2
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Klipsch Image S4i (II)
34% have it

7. no battery needed

This device works without batteries. It weighs less and you don't have to worry about recharging or replacing the battery.
Sony WH-1000XM2
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Klipsch Image S4i (II)
72% have it

8. has a detachable cable

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
Sony WH-1000XM2
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Klipsch Image S4i (II)
39% have it

9. has a tangle free cable

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.
Sony WH-1000XM2
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Klipsch Image S4i (II)
25% have it

10. can be folded

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.
Sony WH-1000XM2
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Klipsch Image S4i (II)
32% have it

11. 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.
Sony WH-1000XM2
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Klipsch Image S4i (II)
45% have it

12. 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.
Sony WH-1000XM2
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Klipsch Image S4i (II)
38% have it

13. driver unit size

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
39.8mm
Audeze LCD2 Classic: 106mm
40mm
8.5mm

14. has a straight plug

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.
Sony WH-1000XM2
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Klipsch Image S4i (II)
52% have it

15. has an over-the-ear form

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.
Sony WH-1000XM2
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Klipsch Image S4i (II)
42% have it

16. 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.
Sony WH-1000XM2
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Klipsch Image S4i (II)
76% have it

17. has an L-shaped plug

An L-shaped plug is better if the jack is on the left or right side of the device, so that the cable isn't bent, and is less likely to break when the device is in your pocket.
Sony WH-1000XM2
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Klipsch Image S4i (II)
31% have it

18. has included ear pads

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.
Sony WH-1000XM2
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Klipsch Image S4i (II)
41% have it

19. Can be used wirelessly

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
Sony WH-1000XM2
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Klipsch Image S4i (II)
17% have it

20. travel bag is included

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
Sony WH-1000XM2
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Klipsch Image S4i (II)
63% have it

21. control panel placed on a device

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.
Sony WH-1000XM2
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Klipsch Image S4i (II)
15% have it

22. has active noise canceling/noise reduction

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.
Sony WH-1000XM2
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Klipsch Image S4i (II)
12% have it

23. has a 3.5mm male connector

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
Sony WH-1000XM2
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Klipsch Image S4i (II)
86% have it

24. has an on-ear form

This device comfortably rests on top of your outer ears. As it doesn't block out everything from the outside world, it's preferred in places like office environments and recommended for outdoor activities.
Sony WH-1000XM2
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Klipsch Image S4i (II)
23% have it

25. has a rechargeable battery

The battery can be recharged and used over again.
Sony WH-1000XM2
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Klipsch Image S4i (II)
10% have it
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