57points

AKG K 430

42points

BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds

95points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

AKG K 430
BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds
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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
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23 facts in comparison

AKG K 430 vs BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

AKG K 430
BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
AKG K 430
BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
57
points
42
points
95
points

Why is AKG K 430 better than BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2?

  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has an on-ear form

Why is BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds better than AKG K 430 & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2?

  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Sweat resistant
  • Weather sealed
  • Has an earbud form

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 better than AKG K 430 & BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds?

  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Has a rechargeable battery
  • Has a mute function

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG K 430
BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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 430
BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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 430
BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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 430
BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

5.sweat resistant
AKG K 430
BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

6.has included ear pads
AKG K 430
BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

Sound quality

1.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
AKG K 430
BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

2.has a neodymium magnet
AKG K 430
BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

3.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
AKG K 430
BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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.

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
AKG K 430
BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
AKG K 430
BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
AKG K 430
BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K 430
BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
AKG K 430
BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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 430
BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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 430
BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

4.has a mute function
AKG K 430
BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

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