Philips PH805 vs Sony WH-1000XM3 was the most complicated comparison for Headphonicity. Both headphones are beating one another with their specifications. Sometimes Philips PH805 wins, sometimes Sony WH-1000XM3. And most of the time, they perform equally. So, let’s begin to see what the experience was when we compared which is the better Philips PH805 or Sony WH-1000XM3.
Before going more deep comparison here is the list, which we used to compare.
Specification Comparing: Philips PH805 vs Sony WH-1000XM3
|Matter of comparing||Philips PH805 Headphone||Sony WH-1000XM3|
|Headphone type||Over-ear closed back||Over-ear|
|Driver size & Magnet Type||40mm Neodymium||40mm Neodymium|
|Battery||680 mAh Lithium Polymer battery||1,108.11 mAh Lithium-ion battery|
|Battery Life||30 Hours||30 Hours|
|Charge Time||2 hours 30 minutes||3 hours|
|Tangle free cable||Yes||No|
|Sweat & Water Resistance||No||No|
|Lowest Frequency||7 Hz||4 Hz|
|Highest Frequency||40000 Hz||40000 Hz|
|Noise Cancelling feature||Yes||Yes|
|Number of Mic||8||3|
|Can you use as headset?||Yes||Yes|
|USB Type-C||Not Available||Available|
Philips PH805 wireless active noise-cancelling headphones look awesome. It is found in black with a stylish design. Air-cup rotating to adjust with your head. It is foldable. Thus, you can easily carry and pack. Over-ear and closed-back designs ensure the ear cup fully covers your ear.
It has touch control and also buttons. Voice assistance will help you anywhere. By touching, you can receive calls. Stereo speaker with detachable wire, helps to enjoy music with and without battery backup. It is weighed as 235 gm, which is light weight.
On the other hand, Sony WH-1000XM3 also has stereo sound with wire and wireless connectivity. Awesome back variety attracted every sound lover’s heart. Foldable, thats why it can be your journey partner. 255 gm weight, wich is medium. But with 1108 mAh battery, this is a light weight. With this long battery, it can give a long time backup.
Detachable wire gives the chance to use battery mood and headset mood. You can use it with your phone, computer, or laptop. Because it supports USB Type-C.
Sound Quality Comparison
Sound Quality is the most important character. You do not want to buy a headphone with bad sound quality. Lets see the comparing with reference.
|Properties||Reference (should be)||Philips PH805||Sony WH-1000XM3|
|Frequency Response||20 – 20,000 Hz||7 – 40,000 Hz||4 – 40,000 Hz|
|Impedance||8 – 600 Ohms||16 Ohms||16 Ohms|
|Sound Pressure Level||80 dB or higher||90 dB||104.5 dB|
|Active Noise Cancelation||Should be available||Available||Available|
|Driver Size||30mm or higher||40 mm||40 mm|
As you can see, both headphones are good and completed all the references. Where humans can hear 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz; PH805 can respond at 7Hz to 40,000 Hz. WH-1000XM3 can responce more. So, On the basis of Frequency Responce WH-1000XM3 is the winner.
But impedance, active noise cancellation, driver size, magnet size are the same. But the WH-1000XM3 can produce a louder sound, up to 104.5 dB. where the PH805 can reach 90 decibels.
Both are wireless headphone. They can be played with and without battery. Remember the more mAh of battery will give you better battery life.
|Power management||Philips PH805||Sony WH-1000XM3|
|Battery capacity||680 mAh||1,108.11 mAh|
|Battery Type||Lithium Polymer battery||Lithium-ion battery|
|Battery life (standby time)||30 Hours||30 Hours|
|Charging time||2 hours 30 minutes||3 hours|
|Battery Level indication||Available||Available|
|Removing battery||Not removable||Not removable|
|USB type-C support||Not available||Yes|
Final Result of Philips PH805 vs Sony WH-1000XM3
The Philips PH805 and Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones are quite similar. They have features, uses, designs, and so on. After taking some expert reviews and user experience, Headphonicity thinks the Sony WH-1000XM3 is the winner for Feaures.
In comparison, the Sony WH-1000XM3 headphone is purchased at a significantly higher price than it should be.The Philips PH805 is more affordable than it should be.So, there you have it: PH805 is the winner.
Finally, which should you buy? The answer is, especially from my side, I will buy the Philips PH805, because for a very small amount of advantage and performance, I will have to pay much more.
Are Philips headphones any good?
The Philips PH805s deliver an impressive audio experience across the full spectrum of musical genres and are very comfortable, meaning you won’t have any issues wearing them for extended periods.
Which is the best at sound quality?
Sony WH-1000MX3 is better that Philips PH805 according to their sound performance.