Sennheiser HD 202 or Sony MDR-XB400: find out which headphone leads the best

Sennheiser HD 202 or Sony MDR-XB400: find out which headphone leads the best

The Sony MDR-XB400 and the Sennheiser HD 202 are two super headsets with good sound quality. Available in the market for at least three years, it is a little difficult to find them in physical stores, but they can be purchased with lower prices on the Internet.

If you are in doubt between buying the Sennheiser HD 202 or the Sony MDR-XB400, the comparison below can help you. It has put together a complete set of headphones so you can evaluate the best according to your needs.

Design: Sennheiser HD 202


The look of the Sony headphone pleases at first glance. With many color options – black, black with pink, black with red, black with blue, white, white with purple and gray with green – the MDR-XB400 is beautiful and draws more attention than the Sennheiser HD 202, A black version.

Comfort, however, makes the Sennheiser handset win the design quest. It weighs 130 g, 20 grams less than that of Sony, and its plastic rod opens more. Also, the Sennheiser HD 202’s removable cushion covers the entire ear, not the MDR-XB400. The inside of the bow is also coated with foam.

These features make the Sennheiser HD 202 comfortable to use for extended followed, especially for those with a larger head. Thus, about the format, the supra-auricular is more suitable for DJs and professionals who spend long hours with headsets.

Compatibility: Sennheiser HD 202


The Sennheiser headset is more versatile regarding compatibility. It has a 3.5 mm connector, but comes with a 6.3 mm adapter plug, allowing connection to a wider range of equipment. The box includes a retainer to win the 3-meter cable when this length is not needed.

The Sony MDR-XB400 has a wire that is only 1.2 meters high, with a flat design that helps it not to twist. It has a gold-plated L-shaped plug with 3.5 mm connector, with no adapters.

Sound quality: draw

In a comparative based on the datasheet, it ‘s hard to point out which model produces the best sound. The two bring proper specifications, with positive and negative aspects of each phone.

The magnets of both are made of neodymium, the sturdy material used on most current headphones. The drivers of the MDR-XB400 are 30 mm, slightly larger than the Sennheiser HD 202, 20 mm. The Sony device also has a higher frequency range, ranging from 5 Hz to 22,000 Hz versus 18 to 18,000 Hz of the competitor.

On the other hand, the 115 dB sensitivity of the HD 202 exceeds that of the MDR-XB400, with 100 dB. The Sennheiser headset also features higher impedance with 32 Ohm – the Sony has 24 Ohm. The German manufacturer reports that the total harmonic distortion (THD) of HD 202 is 0.5%, while Sony does not provide this data.

Both models come with acoustic insulation system and bass enhancement. The features are sufficient to produce high-quality sound on both the MDR-XB400 and HD 202. Thus, the quality sound quality has a draw.

Price and Availability: Sony MDR-XB400

None of the models compared are currently in national retail. You can buy them at different online stores or sites such as Mercado Livre. The availability is identical in both cases.

In the international market, the Sennheiser HD 202 comes out cheaper. It costs on average $ 25, while the Sony MDR-XB400 is sold for $ 35 (about $ 109, also without taxes).

Here, interestingly enough, the Sennheiser HD 202 gets more expensive. Prices in the Free Market are around $ 79.86; On the same site, the Sony MDR-XB400 suffers a significant price variation, ranging from $ 70 to $ 200. Because it is cheaper in Brazil, the Sony headphone wins in this regard.

Warranty and Service: Sony MDR-XB400

The Sennheiser HD 202 has a 2-year warranty in the United States, but it is not valid in Brazil. The manufacturer has authorized technical assistance in the country.

The Sony MDR-XB400 has a 3-month warranty valid throughout the country.

To buy the Sennheiser HD, 202 then visit the official page: Sennheiser


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