63points

AKG K550

97points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

58points

Sony MDR-1A

AKG K550
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AKG K550 vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE vs Sony MDR-1A

AKG K550
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-1A
AKG K550
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-1A

Why is AKG K550 better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE & Sony MDR-1A?

  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Sweat resistant

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE better than AKG K550 & Sony MDR-1A?

  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Has a rechargeable battery
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC

Why is Sony MDR-1A better than AKG K550 & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

  • Highest frequency
    100000Hzvs28000,20000Hz
  • Lowest frequency
    3Hzvs12,20Hz
  • Impedance
    24 Ohmsvs32,32 Ohms
  • Weight
    225gvs305,289g
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has an in-line control panel

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG K550
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-1A

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 K550
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-1A

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 K550
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-1A

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

4.weight

305g

289g

225g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
AKG K550
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-1A

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

6.has a tangle free cable
AKG K550
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-1A

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

28000Hz

20000Hz

100000Hz

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

12Hz

20Hz

3Hz

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 K550
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-1A

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

114dB/mW

93dB/mW

105dB/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 K550
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-1A

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

50mm

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 K550
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-1A

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
AKG K550
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-1A

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
AKG K550
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-1A

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K550
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-1A

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 K550
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-1A

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 K550
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-1A

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 K550
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-1A

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 K550
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-1A

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

4.has a mute function
AKG K550
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-1A

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

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