100points

Sony WH-1000XM3

66points

Sony XBA-3iP

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Sony WH-1000XM3 vs Sony XBA-3iP

Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony XBA-3iP
Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony XBA-3iP
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66
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Why is Sony WH-1000XM3 better than Sony XBA-3iP?

  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • 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 Sony XBA-3iP better than Sony WH-1000XM3?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 35 Ohms lower impedance
    12 Ohmsvs47 Ohms
  • 248g lighter
    7gvs255g
  • 3.5dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    108dB/mWvs104.5dB/mW
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has an in-ear form

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony XBA-3iP

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 WH-1000XM3
Sony XBA-3iP

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 WH-1000XM3
Sony XBA-3iP

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

255g

7g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has a tangle free cable
Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony XBA-3iP

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

6.can be folded
Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony XBA-3iP

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

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

40000Hz

28000Hz

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

4Hz

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 WH-1000XM3
Sony XBA-3iP

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

104.5dB/mW

108dB/mW

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

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

5.impedance

47 Ohms

12 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

6.has a neodymium magnet
Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony XBA-3iP

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

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony XBA-3iP

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony XBA-3iP

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony XBA-3iP

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

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

4.Has USB Type-C
Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony XBA-3iP

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

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony XBA-3iP

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony XBA-3iP

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 WH-1000XM3
Sony XBA-3iP

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 WH-1000XM3
Sony XBA-3iP

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony XBA-3iP

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 WH-1000XM3
Sony XBA-3iP

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 WH-1000XM3
Sony XBA-3iP

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

3

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 WH-1000XM3
Sony XBA-3iP

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

For example

Microsoft Surface Headphones

6.has voice prompts
Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony XBA-3iP

This feature allows the device to inform you of important information through its audio function.

Miscellaneous

1.wireless charging
Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony XBA-3iP

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

For example

Audio-Technica ATH-CKR7TW

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