58points

AKG K167 Tiesto

93points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

100points

Sony WH-1000XM3

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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
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AKG K167 Tiesto vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 vs Sony WH-1000XM3

AKG K167 Tiesto
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3
AKG K167 Tiesto
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

Why is AKG K167 Tiesto better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 & Sony WH-1000XM3?

  • Impedance
    32 Ohmsvs32,47 Ohms
  • Weight
    250gvs289,255g
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has an on-ear form

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 better than AKG K167 Tiesto & Sony WH-1000XM3?

  • Has a mute function

Why is Sony WH-1000XM3 better than AKG K167 Tiesto & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2?

  • Highest frequency
    40000Hzvs27000,20000Hz
  • Lowest frequency
    4Hzvs10,20Hz
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
  • Has voice prompts
  • Has voice commands
  • Has USB Type-C

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG K167 Tiesto
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

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 K167 Tiesto
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

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 K167 Tiesto
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

4.weight

250g

289g

255g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
AKG K167 Tiesto
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

6.has a tangle free cable
AKG K167 Tiesto
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

27000Hz

20000Hz

40000Hz

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

10Hz

20Hz

4Hz

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 K167 Tiesto
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

112dB/mW

93dB/mW

104.5dB/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.has a neodymium magnet
AKG K167 Tiesto
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

6.driver unit size

40mm

40mm

40mm

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

Best

Audeze LCD2 Classic

106mm

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
AKG K167 Tiesto
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
AKG K167 Tiesto
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
AKG K167 Tiesto
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

4.Has USB Type-C
AKG K167 Tiesto
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
AKG K167 Tiesto
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K167 Tiesto
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

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 K167 Tiesto
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

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 K167 Tiesto
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
AKG K167 Tiesto
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

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 K167 Tiesto
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

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 K167 Tiesto
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

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 K167 Tiesto
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

For example

Microsoft Surface Headphones

5.has voice prompts
AKG K167 Tiesto
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

This feature allows the device to inform you of important information through its audio function.

6.has a mute function
AKG K167 Tiesto
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

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Miscellaneous

1.wireless charging
AKG K167 Tiesto
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

For example

Audio-Technica ATH-CKR7TW

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