64points

AKG K3003

57points

LSTN Bowerys

99points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

88points

Sony MDR-100ABN

AKG K3003
LSTN Bowerys
Comparison winner
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-100ABN
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32 facts in comparison

AKG K3003 vs LSTN Bowerys vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE vs Sony MDR-100ABN

AKG K3003
LSTN Bowerys
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-100ABN
AKG K3003
LSTN Bowerys
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-100ABN
64
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57
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99
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88
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Why is AKG K3003 better than LSTN Bowerys & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE & Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Impedance
    8 Ohmsvs16,32,32 Ohms
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Sweat resistant
  • Weather sealed

Why is LSTN Bowerys better than AKG K3003 & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE & Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Has an earbud form

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE better than AKG K3003 & LSTN Bowerys & Sony MDR-100ABN?

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

Why is Sony MDR-100ABN better than AKG K3003 & LSTN Bowerys & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

  • Highest frequency
    40000Hzvs30000,20000,20000Hz
  • Lowest frequency
    5Hzvs10,20,20Hz
  • Has an on-ear form

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG K3003
LSTN Bowerys
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 a detachable cable
AKG K3003
LSTN Bowerys
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.

3.has an over-the-ear form
AKG K3003
LSTN Bowerys
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.

4.can be folded
AKG K3003
LSTN Bowerys
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

5.has a tangle free cable
AKG K3003
LSTN Bowerys
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-100ABN

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

6.has an in-ear form
AKG K3003
LSTN Bowerys
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-100ABN

The in-ear device is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. It is inserted in the ear canal itself and blocks out a lot of environmental noise. It has stronger bass tones and is unlikely to fall out of the ear.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

30000Hz

20000Hz

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

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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
AKG K3003
LSTN Bowerys
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.

4.sound pressure level

125dB/mW

101dB/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

5.impedance

8 Ohms

16 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

6.has a neodymium magnet
AKG K3003
LSTN Bowerys
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
AKG K3003
LSTN Bowerys
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-100ABN

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
AKG K3003
LSTN Bowerys
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-100ABN

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
AKG K3003
LSTN Bowerys
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-100ABN

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K3003
LSTN Bowerys
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 K3003
LSTN Bowerys
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.control panel placed on a device
AKG K3003
LSTN Bowerys
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.

2.can be used as a headset
AKG K3003
LSTN Bowerys
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.

3.has an in-line control panel
AKG K3003
LSTN Bowerys
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

4.number of microphones

1

1

2

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

5.has a mute function
AKG K3003
LSTN Bowerys
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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