50points

Sony XBA-4

58points

Sony XBA-H3

Sony XBA-4
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Sony XBA-4 vs Sony XBA-H3

Sony XBA-4
Sony XBA-H3
Sony XBA-4
Sony XBA-H3

Why is Sony XBA-4 better than Sony XBA-H3?

  • 2g lighter
    8gvs10g
  • 32 Ohms lower impedance
    8 Ohmsvs40 Ohms

Why is Sony XBA-H3 better than Sony XBA-4?

  • 12000Hz higher high-frequency
    40000Hzvs28000Hz
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has an in-line control panel

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Design

1.weight

8g

10g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

2.has a detachable cable
Sony XBA-4
Sony XBA-H3

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

3.has stereo speakers
Sony XBA-4
Sony XBA-H3

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

4.travel bag is included
Sony XBA-4
Sony XBA-H3

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

5.has included ear pads
Sony XBA-4
Sony XBA-H3

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

6.has an L-shaped plug
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Sony XBA-H3

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.

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

28000Hz

40000Hz

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

3Hz

3Hz

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
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Sony XBA-H3

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

4.impedance

8 Ohms

40 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 XBA-4
Sony XBA-H3

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

For example

AKG N200 Wireless

6.sound pressure level

108dB/mW

107dB/mW

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

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

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Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sony XBA-4
Sony XBA-H3

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

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Features

1.has an in-line control panel
Sony XBA-4
Sony XBA-H3

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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