Sony MDR-7506
vs
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

Sony MDR-7506
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
MDR-7506 HD 4.50 BTNC Difference
Model Sony MDR-7506 Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Travel-Friendly / Outside Noise Isolation 2.7 / 5.0 3.6 / 5.0 0.85 (31%)
Critical Listening / Sound Quality 3.7 / 5.0 3.6 / 5.0 0.1 (3%)
Gaming Quality 2.8 / 5.0 2.9 / 5.0 0.05 (2%)
Office Environment Sound Isolation 2.9 / 5.0 3.6 / 5.0 0.65 (22%)
Comfort and Stability while doing Sports 2.8 / 5.0 3.5 / 5.0 0.7 (25%)
Watching TV Sound Experience 3.0 / 5.0 3.0 / 5.0 0 (0%)
Price $ 89.1 $ 103.8 14.7 (16%)
Year 2019 2014 5 (0%)
Microphone No Yes
Wireless No Yes
Battery Life 0.0 Hours 7.0 Hours 7 (700000%)
Ear Breathability 3.3 / 5.0 3.2 / 5.0 0.1 (3%)
Comfort 3.5 / 5.0 3.5 / 5.0 0 (0%)
Controls 0.0 / 5.0 3.3 / 5.0 3.3 (330000%)
Noise Handling 0.0 / 5.0 3.6 / 5.0 3.55 (355000%)
Microphone Quality 0.0 / 5.0 3.0 / 5.0 2.95 (295000%)

Sony MDR-7506

The Sony MDR-7506 is a relatively new headset. In terms of sound quality, the Sony MDR-7506 is one of the best sounding headsets with very clear and crisp sound. The Sony MDR-7506 is not suitable for those who want the best convenience and sound experience while watching tv. The Sony MDR-7506 suffers in terms of outside noise isolation and is not convenient for travel and commution in loud environments. For the sports and fitness enthusiasts,the Sony MDR-7506 is not recommended as it lacks in comfort and stability while doing sports. Sound leakage is worse that other competitors. For gaming, the Sony MDR-7506 is not up to par with other similar headsets. In terms of noise cancelling, the Sony MDR-7506 has underwhelming sound performance and below average noise handling.

Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

The wireless support in Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC is very convenient. The Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC has excellent outside noise isolation and suitable for traveling and commuting in noisy environments. The sound isolation in Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC is great overall and there is minimum sound leakage. In terms of sound quality, the Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC is one of the best sounding headsets with very clear and crisp sound. The Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC has excellent noise cancelling capability. For gaming, the Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC is not up to par with other similar headsets. In terms of recording quality and voice chat usage, the Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC performs reasonably well against the competition. For the sports and fitness enthusiasts,the Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC is not recommended as it lacks in comfort and stability while doing sports. The Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC is not suitable for those who want the best convenience and sound experience while watching tv.

Sony MDR-7506 vs Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC Specifications Comparison

Base/Dock

MDR-7506 HD 4.50 BTNC
Dock ChargingN/AN/A
Line InN/AN/A
Line OutN/AN/A
Optical InputN/AN/A
PC CompatibleN/AN/A
PS4 CompatibleN/AN/A
Power SupplyN/AN/A
RCA InputN/AN/A
TypeN/AN/A
USB InputN/AN/A
Xbox One CompatibleN/AN/A

Bass

MDR-7506 HD 4.50 BTNC
High-Bass-0.35 dB-0.03 dB
Low-Bass3.18 dB2.17 dB
Low-Frequency Extension10.91 Hz12.6 Hz
Mid-Bass2.45 dB1.09 dB
Std. Err.2.34 dB1.3 dB

Battery

MDR-7506 HD 4.50 BTNC
Audio while chargingN/ANo
Battery LifeN/A22.3 hrs
Battery TypeN/ARechargable
Charge TimeN/A2.2 hrs
Passive PlaybackN/AYes
Power Saving FeatureN/ANo

Bluetooth

MDR-7506 HD 4.50 BTNC
Bluetooth VersionN/A4.0
Multi-Device PairingN/A2 Devices
NFC PairingN/AYes

Breathability

MDR-7506 HD 4.50 BTNC
Avg.Temp.Difference5.3 C5.8 C

Cable

MDR-7506 HD 4.50 BTNC
Connection1/8" TRS1/8" TRS
DetachableNoYes
Length4.17 ft4.5 ft

Case

MDR-7506 HD 4.50 BTNC
HN/A3.5 "
LN/A4.8 "
TypeNo caseSoft case
VolumeN/A118 Cu. Inches
WN/A7 "

Comfort

MDR-7506 HD 4.50 BTNC
Clamping Force0.85 lbs1.1 lbs
Weight0.46 lbs0.5 lbs

Controls

MDR-7506 HD 4.50 BTNC
Additional ButtonsN/AN/A
Call/Music ControlNoYes
Channel MixingN/AN/A
Ease of useN/AMediocre
FeedbackN/ASubpar
Microphone ControlN/ANo
Noise Canceling ControlN/AYes
Talk-ThroughN/ANo
Volume ControlNoYes

Frequency Response Consistency

MDR-7506 HD 4.50 BTNC
Avg. Std. Deviation0.51 dB0.52 dB

Latency

MDR-7506 HD 4.50 BTNC
Default Latency0 ms161 ms
aptX LatencyN/A140 ms
aptX(LL) LatencyN/AN/A

Leakage

MDR-7506 HD 4.50 BTNC
Overall Leakage @ 1ft37.13 dB30.71 dB

Mid

MDR-7506 HD 4.50 BTNC
High-Mid-0.25 dB4.35 dB
Low-Mid-0.97 dB-0.86 dB
Mid-Mid-0.93 dB1.49 dB
Std. Err.1.42 dB2.89 dB

Noise Handling

MDR-7506 HD 4.50 BTNC
SpNRN/A21.02 dB

Noise Isolation

MDR-7506 HD 4.50 BTNC
Bass0.53 dB-9.11 dB
Mid-7.14 dB-15.78 dB
Overall Attenuation-11.75 dB-19.38 dB
Self-Noise0 dB17.11 dB
Treble-29.17 dB-33.72 dB

Portability

MDR-7506 HD 4.50 BTNC
H2.9 "3.2 "
L5 "4.5 "
Transmitter requiredN/AN/A
Volume82 Cu. Inches86 Cu. Inches
W5.7 "6 "

Recording Quality

MDR-7506 HD 4.50 BTNC
FR Std. Dev.N/A5.02 dB
GainN/A38.48 dB
HFEN/A3368.2 Hz
LFEN/A329.38 Hz
Weighted THDN/A8.924

Soundstage

MDR-7506 HD 4.50 BTNC
Correlated Crosstalk0.0 dB0.0 dB
PRTF Accuracy (Std. Dev.)2.87 dB3.99 dB
PRTF Distance9.66 dB10.78 dB
PRTF Size (Avg.)1.72 dB3.54 dB

Total Harmonic Distortion

MDR-7506 HD 4.50 BTNC
Weighted THD @ 1004.19311.301
Weighted THD @ 900.673.308

Treble

MDR-7506 HD 4.50 BTNC
High-Treble-7.66 dB-4.4 dB
Low-Treble2.43 dB-1.74 dB
Mid-Treble-0.62 dB-2.79 dB
Std. Err.4.27 dB4.86 dB

Wired

MDR-7506 HD 4.50 BTNC
Analog AudioYesYes
OS CompatibilityNot OS specificNot OS specific
PC CompatibleAudio OnlyAudio Only
PS4 CompatibleAudio OnlyAudio Only
USB AudioNoNo
Xbox One CompatibleAudio OnlyAudio Only

Wireless Range

MDR-7506 HD 4.50 BTNC
Line of Sight RangeN/A120 ft
Obstructed RangeN/A42 ft

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