Both the Sony's and the SkullCandy's have their own advantages. The Sony's offers an app called Sony | Headphones Connect available for download on the App Store and Play Store. It allows users to take full control of the amount of bass they desire and adjust the Virtualphones Technology to their liking. However, that feature makes the music rather unnatural. Hence, most would prefer to keep it off. On the SkullCandy's, this feature is easier to control as it is on the headphone itself. There is a bass slider at the back of the left earcup which allows for control as well. It is definitely easier on the SkullCandy's. It is also worth noting that the bass boost feature does not require power for it to function so even if the headphone's battery is depleted, bass lovers can still rejoice to thumping bass response. Moving on to wireless usage, with both headphones I experience absolutely no Bluetooth dropouts or hiccups. The wireless range is also similar at 10m each. However in wired usage, the cable of the MDR-XB950B1 does not have any inline controls or mic. Hence, playback controls or answering of calls is unavailable. On the other hand, the cable on the Crusher Wireless has a inline control and mic which will function even if the headphone power is switched off. The 40 hour battery life on the SkullCandy's is also much longer than the Sony's 18 hours. Overall, the Connectivity category is a TIE. Both headphones have their perks in various ways of controlling.