47points

AKG K 242 HD

100points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

56points

RHA MA600

89points

Sony MDR-XB950B1

AKG K 242 HD
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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
RHA MA600
Sony MDR-XB950B1
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AKG K 242 HD vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE vs RHA MA600 vs Sony MDR-XB950B1

AKG K 242 HD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
RHA MA600
Sony MDR-XB950B1
AKG K 242 HD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
RHA MA600
Sony MDR-XB950B1
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89
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Why is AKG K 242 HD better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE & RHA MA600 & Sony MDR-XB950B1?

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE better than AKG K 242 HD & RHA MA600 & Sony MDR-XB950B1?

  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Has a mute function

Why is RHA MA600 better than AKG K 242 HD & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE & Sony MDR-XB950B1?

  • Impedance
    16 Ohmsvs55,32,24 Ohms
  • Weight
    19gvs240,289,245g
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has an in-ear form

Why is Sony MDR-XB950B1 better than AKG K 242 HD & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE & RHA MA600?

  • Highest frequency
    28000Hzvs25000,20000,22000Hz
  • Lowest frequency
    3Hzvs15,20,16Hz
  • Sound pressure level
    105dB/mWvs91,93,100dB/mW

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG K 242 HD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
RHA MA600
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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 an over-the-ear form
AKG K 242 HD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
RHA MA600
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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.

3.has a detachable cable
AKG K 242 HD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
RHA MA600
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

4.weight

240g

289g

19g

245g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has a tangle free cable
AKG K 242 HD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
RHA MA600
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

6.can be folded
AKG K 242 HD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
RHA MA600
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

15Hz

20Hz

16Hz

3Hz

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

2.highest frequency

25000Hz

20000Hz

22000Hz

28000Hz

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

3.sound pressure level

91dB/mW

93dB/mW

100dB/mW

105dB/mW

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

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

4.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
AKG K 242 HD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
RHA MA600
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

5.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
AKG K 242 HD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
RHA MA600
Sony MDR-XB950B1

This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.

6.impedance

55 Ohms

32 Ohms

16 Ohms

24 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

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
AKG K 242 HD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
RHA MA600
Sony MDR-XB950B1

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
AKG K 242 HD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
RHA MA600
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
AKG K 242 HD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
RHA MA600
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

For example

Jaybird Run XT

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
AKG K 242 HD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
RHA MA600
Sony MDR-XB950B1

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K 242 HD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
RHA MA600
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
RHA MA600
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
RHA MA600
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Features

1.can be used as a headset
AKG K 242 HD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
RHA MA600
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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.

2.control panel placed on a device
AKG K 242 HD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
RHA MA600
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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.

3.has an in-line control panel
AKG K 242 HD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
RHA MA600
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

For example

Klipsch R5 Neckband

4.has a noise canceling microphone
AKG K 242 HD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
RHA MA600
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

For example

Mpow H5

5.has a mute function
AKG K 242 HD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
RHA MA600
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

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