55points

AKG K171 MKII

92points

Bose QuietComfort 35

39points

Grado eGrado

84points

Marshall Monitor Bluetooth

97points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

AKG K171 MKII
Bose QuietComfort 35
Grado eGrado
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
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AKG K171 MKII vs Bose QuietComfort 35 vs Grado eGrado vs Marshall Monitor Bluetooth vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

AKG K171 MKII
Bose QuietComfort 35
Grado eGrado
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
AKG K171 MKII
Bose QuietComfort 35
Grado eGrado
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Why is AKG K171 MKII better than Bose QuietComfort 35 & Grado eGrado & Marshall Monitor Bluetooth & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

  • Has a coiled cord

Why is Bose QuietComfort 35 better than AKG K171 MKII & Grado eGrado & Marshall Monitor Bluetooth & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

  • Lowest frequency
    10Hzvs18,20,20,20Hz
  • Has a neodymium magnet

Why is Grado eGrado better than AKG K171 MKII & Bose QuietComfort 35 & Marshall Monitor Bluetooth & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

  • Weight
    88gvs240,309,271,289g
  • Has an open-back design

Why is Marshall Monitor Bluetooth better than AKG K171 MKII & Bose QuietComfort 35 & Grado eGrado & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

  • Has an in-line control panel

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE better than AKG K171 MKII & Bose QuietComfort 35 & Grado eGrado & Marshall Monitor Bluetooth?

  • Has a mute function

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG K171 MKII
Bose QuietComfort 35
Grado eGrado
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 an over-the-ear form
AKG K171 MKII
Bose QuietComfort 35
Grado eGrado
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.

3.has a detachable cable
AKG K171 MKII
Bose QuietComfort 35
Grado eGrado
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.

4.weight

240g

309g

88g

271g

289g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
AKG K171 MKII
Bose QuietComfort 35
Grado eGrado
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

6.has a tangle free cable
AKG K171 MKII
Bose QuietComfort 35
Grado eGrado
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

For example

SoundMagic E11C

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

18Hz

10Hz

20Hz

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

2.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
AKG K171 MKII
Bose QuietComfort 35
Grado eGrado
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.

3.sound pressure level

107dB/mW

90dB/mW

101dB/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

4.has a neodymium magnet
AKG K171 MKII
Bose QuietComfort 35
Grado eGrado
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.

5.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
AKG K171 MKII
Bose QuietComfort 35
Grado eGrado
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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.

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
AKG K171 MKII
Bose QuietComfort 35
Grado eGrado
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
AKG K171 MKII
Bose QuietComfort 35
Grado eGrado
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
AKG K171 MKII
Bose QuietComfort 35
Grado eGrado
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

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
AKG K171 MKII
Bose QuietComfort 35
Grado eGrado
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K171 MKII
Bose QuietComfort 35
Grado eGrado
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 K171 MKII
Bose QuietComfort 35
Grado eGrado
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 K171 MKII
Bose QuietComfort 35
Grado eGrado
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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 K171 MKII
Bose QuietComfort 35
Grado eGrado
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 K171 MKII
Bose QuietComfort 35
Grado eGrado
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 K171 MKII
Bose QuietComfort 35
Grado eGrado
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 K171 MKII
Bose QuietComfort 35
Grado eGrado
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 K171 MKII
Bose QuietComfort 35
Grado eGrado
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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