50points

AKG K612 Pro

43points

Audio-Technica ATH-A500X

95points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

99points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

AKG K612 Pro
Audio-Technica ATH-A500X
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
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26 facts in comparison

AKG K612 Pro vs Audio-Technica ATH-A500X vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

AKG K612 Pro
Audio-Technica ATH-A500X
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
AKG K612 Pro
Audio-Technica ATH-A500X
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
50
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43
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95
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99
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Why is AKG K612 Pro better than Audio-Technica ATH-A500X & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

  • Weight
    238gvs290,289,289g
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has an open-back design

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-A500X better than AKG K612 Pro & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

  • Lowest frequency
    5Hzvs12,20,20Hz

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 better than AKG K612 Pro & Audio-Technica ATH-A500X & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE better than AKG K612 Pro & Audio-Technica ATH-A500X & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2?

  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG K612 Pro
Audio-Technica ATH-A500X
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
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 a detachable cable
AKG K612 Pro
Audio-Technica ATH-A500X
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
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.

3.has an over-the-ear form
AKG K612 Pro
Audio-Technica ATH-A500X
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
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.

4.weight

238g

290g

289g

289g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
AKG K612 Pro
Audio-Technica ATH-A500X
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
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 K612 Pro
Audio-Technica ATH-A500X
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

39500Hz

30000Hz

20000Hz

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

2.lowest frequency

12Hz

5Hz

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

3.sound pressure level

101dB/mW

100dB/mW

93dB/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 sound isolation/passive noise reduction
AKG K612 Pro
Audio-Technica ATH-A500X
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
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.

5.impedance

120 Ohms

48 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 K612 Pro
Audio-Technica ATH-A500X
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
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.

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
AKG K612 Pro
Audio-Technica ATH-A500X
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
AKG K612 Pro
Audio-Technica ATH-A500X
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
AKG K612 Pro
Audio-Technica ATH-A500X
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K612 Pro
Audio-Technica ATH-A500X
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
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 K612 Pro
Audio-Technica ATH-A500X
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
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.

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
AKG K612 Pro
Audio-Technica ATH-A500X
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
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 K612 Pro
Audio-Technica ATH-A500X
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
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 a mute function
AKG K612 Pro
Audio-Technica ATH-A500X
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

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