There are so many hands-free solutions today that it’s difficult for many not to use the technology available to make life easier. Bluetooth headphones are just one example of how we can answer calls, listen to music, watch movies, and play video games—all while freeing up our hands for other tasks.
Today, we will look at two Bluetooth headsets from Sony, the Sony XB950N1 vs XB950B1. We will compare all of their specifications including things like the technology, comfort, and controls. With the help of a comparison chart and some pros and cons, we will decide which of the two is the best set.
We will start by looking at what the Sony XB950N1 and the Sony XB950B1 have in common.
The following chart will show all the features side by side.
The Extra Bass on the Sony XB950N1 and the Sony XB950B1 allow for enhanced low-end frequencies. There is a bass effect button on the earcups that allow you to turn the Extra Bass feature on or off.
The Sony XB950N1 and the Sony XB950B1 have perfect frequency ranges that match the range of the average human ear. The frequency range is from 20Hz to 20,000Hz.
On the earcups of the Sony XB950N1 and the Sony XB950B1, you will find volume controls, one button to answer calls, play and pause music, track skipping buttons, the bass effect button, and a power button.
The built-in microphone allows you to use your phone to make calls with the Sony XB950N1 and the Sony XB950B1. Once you have finished talking, press the end call button and your music will automatically start again.
Sony Headphones App
When you download the Sony Headphones App (available for Android and iPhone) you can adjust the bass levels on the Sony XB950N1 and the Sony XB950B1. There are presetting for outdoor stage, club, hall or arena-style sound.
There is a one-year limited warranty with the Sony XB950N1 and the Sony XB950B1.
There are still some features of the Sony XB950N1 and the Sony XB950B1 that differ, so we will cover these now.
It’s true there isn’t a massive difference, but it still needs to be mentioned. The design of both the Sony headphones is stunning.
This set comes in black or army green. They measure 8.75 x 3.03 x 11.43 inches and weigh 1.54 pounds. The other advantage is that these headphones fold flat for easier transportation.
You can still find them in black but instead of green, there is a blue option. The dimensions are very similar at 8.88 x 3 x 11.43 inches. They weigh quite a bit less at 0.62 pounds.
The Winner Is- The Sony XB950N1
This may be a case of a lack of product information rather than a difference.
You can connect any Bluetooth device to the headset thanks to Bluetooth 4.1 with NFC (near field communication).
The connection is still Bluetooth with NFC, but the version of Bluetooth isn’t stated.
The Winner Is- The Sony XB950B1
Noise cancellation enables to isolate background noise so that the quality of the sound is enhanced.
There is an additional button on the earcups that will turn the noise cancellation on or off.
These headphones don’t have noise cancellation
The Winner Is- The XB950N1
Regardless of the set you choose, the battery life is impressive.
You will be able to use the headphones for up to 22 hours on a full charge. It takes approximately 7 hours to recharge them.
Although less, up to 18 hours of playtime is still sufficient for most. It takes around 4 hours to fully charge the headphones.
The Winner Is- The Sony XB950N1
Aside from the warranty, there are a couple of other things included.
You will receive a USB cable, an audio cable, and a soft carrying case.
You will get the same two cables, but you won’t get a carrying case.
The Winner Is- The Sonny XB950B1
Pros and Cons
Just before the final verdict, we have a few pros and cons of the two Sony headphones.