46points

AKG K 242 HD

64points

Marshall Monitor

85points

Marshall Monitor Bluetooth

99points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

AKG K 242 HD
Marshall Monitor
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
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AKG K 242 HD vs Marshall Monitor vs Marshall Monitor Bluetooth vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

AKG K 242 HD
Marshall Monitor
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
AKG K 242 HD
Marshall Monitor
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
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Why is AKG K 242 HD better than Marshall Monitor & Marshall Monitor Bluetooth & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

  • Has a neodymium magnet

Why is Marshall Monitor better than AKG K 242 HD & Marshall Monitor Bluetooth & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

  • Lowest frequency
    10Hzvs15,20,20Hz
  • Has a coiled cord

Why is Marshall Monitor Bluetooth better than AKG K 242 HD & Marshall Monitor & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

  • Impedance
    28 Ohmsvs55,42,32 Ohms
  • Has a noise canceling microphone

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE better than AKG K 242 HD & Marshall Monitor & Marshall Monitor Bluetooth?

  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Has included ear pads
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
  • Has a mute function

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG K 242 HD
Marshall Monitor
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

2.has a detachable cable
AKG K 242 HD
Marshall Monitor
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

3.has an over-the-ear form
AKG K 242 HD
Marshall Monitor
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Comfortable full-size form with earcups that fully enclose your ears. This model is loved for its increased sound isolation and the fact that it won't leak sound to your neighbors. It offers potential for maximum bass and loudness levels.

4.can be folded
AKG K 242 HD
Marshall Monitor
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.

5.has a tangle free cable
AKG K 242 HD
Marshall Monitor
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

For example

SoundMagic E11C

6.sweat resistant
AKG K 242 HD
Marshall Monitor
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

For example

RHA TrueConnect

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

25000Hz

20000Hz

20000Hz

20000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

Best

Sony MDR-Z1R

120000Hz

2.lowest frequency

15Hz

10Hz

20Hz

20Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.

Best

Sony MH1CBLK

1Hz

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
AKG K 242 HD
Marshall Monitor
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

4.sound pressure level

91dB/mW

99dB/mW

98dB/mW

93dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

5.impedance

55 Ohms

42 Ohms

28 Ohms

32 Ohms

Impedance is the device’s electrical resistance to the current being pushed through it. The lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

6.has a neodymium magnet
AKG K 242 HD
Marshall Monitor
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
AKG K 242 HD
Marshall Monitor
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
AKG K 242 HD
Marshall Monitor
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
AKG K 242 HD
Marshall Monitor
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
AKG K 242 HD
Marshall Monitor
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K 242 HD
Marshall Monitor
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
AKG K 242 HD
Marshall Monitor
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Device supports fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.

4.Has WiFi
AKG K 242 HD
Marshall Monitor
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
AKG K 242 HD
Marshall Monitor
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.

2.can be used as a headset
AKG K 242 HD
Marshall Monitor
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for applications which require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones etc.

3.has an in-line control panel
AKG K 242 HD
Marshall Monitor
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

4.has a noise canceling microphone
AKG K 242 HD
Marshall Monitor
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

5.has a mute function
AKG K 242 HD
Marshall Monitor
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.

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