Sony MDR-NC31EM VS Philips SHB4405

This head to head article puts head to head the Sony MDR-NC31EM and the Philips SHB4405 HeadphonesShould you buy the Sony MDR-NC31EM or is it smarter to choose the Philips SHB4405? Lets compare their Sound Quality and Portability.

Sound Quality
Min Frequency
20Hz
unpleasant
Better than 12% of the Headphones, 34% are better than it.
32%

9Hz
superb
Better than 90% of the Headphones, 10% are better than it.
89%

Sensitivity
Better than 30% of the Headphones, 20% are better than it.
58%

103dB/mW
acceptable
Better than 41% of the Headphones, 53% are better than it.
44%

Max Frequency
20000Hz
relatively unpleasant
Better than 12% of the Headphones, 29% are better than it.
34%

22000Hz
pleasant
Better than 73% of the Headphones, 17% are better than it.
81%

Min Frequency
20Hz
unpleasant
Better than 12% of the Headphones, 34% are better than it.
32%

9Hz
pretty magnificent
Better than 90% of the Headphones, 10% are better than it.
89%

Driver Diameter
13.5mm
relatively below par
Better than 33% of the Headphones, 65% are better than it.
33%

32mm
normal
Better than 48% of the Headphones, 50% are better than it.
49%

Bottom line, the Sound Quality of Sony MDR-NC31EM is marginally better in comparison with that of Philips SHB4405.
Portability
Wireless Connectivity
Wired (No)
poor
Better than 0% of the Headphones, 39% are better than it.
20%

Wireless (Yes)
superb
Better than 61% of the Headphones, 0% are better than it.
91%

Lightness
21g
good
Better than 74% of the Headphones, 26% are better than it.
74%

90g
average
Better than 61% of the Headphones, 39% are better than it.
60%

To sum it up, the Portability of Sony MDR-NC31EM is similar compared to that of Philips SHB4405.

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