58points

AKG K171 MKII

100points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

89points

Sony MDR-100ABN

AKG K171 MKII
Comparison winner
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-100ABN
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28 facts in comparison

AKG K171 MKII vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE vs Sony MDR-100ABN

AKG K171 MKII
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-100ABN
AKG K171 MKII
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-100ABN
58
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100
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89
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Why is AKG K171 MKII better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE & Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Weight
    240gvs289,290g
  • Has a coil cable

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE better than AKG K171 MKII & Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Has a mute function

Why is Sony MDR-100ABN better than AKG K171 MKII & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

  • Highest frequency
    40000Hzvs26000,20000Hz
  • Lowest frequency
    5Hzvs18,20Hz
  • Has a neodymium magnet

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG K171 MKII
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-100ABN

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
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-100ABN

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
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

290g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
AKG K171 MKII
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

6.has included ear pads
AKG K171 MKII
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-100ABN

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

18Hz

20Hz

5Hz

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

26000Hz

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

3.sound pressure level

107dB/mW

93dB/mW

103dB/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 K171 MKII
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-100ABN

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 K171 MKII
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

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

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
AKG K171 MKII
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-100ABN

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
AKG K171 MKII
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-100ABN

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
AKG K171 MKII
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-100ABN

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K171 MKII
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-100ABN

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
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-100ABN

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.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
AKG K171 MKII
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-100ABN

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 K171 MKII
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-100ABN

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 a mute function
AKG K171 MKII
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

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