56points

AKG K240 MKII

62points

Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1

90points

Philips SHB8750NC

94points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

AKG K240 MKII
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Philips SHB8750NC
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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
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AKG K240 MKII vs Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1 vs Philips SHB8750NC vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

AKG K240 MKII
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Why is AKG K240 MKII better than Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1 & Philips SHB8750NC & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2?

  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has a coiled cord

Why is Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1 better than AKG K240 MKII & Philips SHB8750NC & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2?

  • Lowest frequency
    10Hzvs15,10,20Hz
  • Weight
    100gvs240,226,289g
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has an on-ear form

Why is Philips SHB8750NC better than AKG K240 MKII & Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1 & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2?

  • Impedance
    16 Ohmsvs55,130,32 Ohms
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 better than AKG K240 MKII & Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1 & Philips SHB8750NC?

  • Driver unit size
    40mmvs30,36,32mm
  • Has a mute function

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG K240 MKII
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Philips SHB8750NC
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 an over-the-ear form
AKG K240 MKII
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Philips SHB8750NC
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.

3.weight

240g

100g

226g

289g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.has a detachable cable
AKG K240 MKII
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Philips SHB8750NC
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.

5.can be folded
AKG K240 MKII
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

6.has a tangle free cable
AKG K240 MKII
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

15Hz

10Hz

10Hz

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.highest frequency

25000Hz

20000Hz

22000Hz

20000Hz

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.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
AKG K240 MKII
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Philips SHB8750NC
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.

4.sound pressure level

104dB/mW

105dB/mW

105dB/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

5.has a neodymium magnet
AKG K240 MKII
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Philips SHB8750NC
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.

6.impedance

55 Ohms

130 Ohms

16 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

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
AKG K240 MKII
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
AKG K240 MKII
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
AKG K240 MKII
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K240 MKII
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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 K240 MKII
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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.

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
AKG K240 MKII
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Philips SHB8750NC
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.has an in-line control panel
AKG K240 MKII
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Philips SHB8750NC
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.

3.can be used as a headset
AKG K240 MKII
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Philips SHB8750NC
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.

4.has a mute function
AKG K240 MKII
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

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