65points

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1

76points

Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless

92points

Fiil Iicon

99points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless
Fiil Iicon
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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
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Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1 vs Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless vs Fiil Iicon vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless
Fiil Iicon
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless
Fiil Iicon
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
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Why is Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1 better than Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless & Fiil Iicon & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

  • Lowest frequency
    10Hzvs10,15,20Hz
  • Weight
    100gvs323,270,289g
  • Has an on-ear form

Why is Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless better than Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1 & Fiil Iicon & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

  • Has a removable battery

Why is Fiil Iicon better than Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1 & Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

  • Has a noise canceling microphone

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE better than Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1 & Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless & Fiil Iicon?

  • Has a mute function

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless
Fiil Iicon
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
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless
Fiil Iicon
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
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless
Fiil Iicon
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

100g

323g

270g

289g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless
Fiil Iicon
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
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless
Fiil Iicon
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

For example

SoundMagic E11C

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

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

2.lowest frequency

10Hz

10Hz

15Hz

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.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless
Fiil Iicon
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.

4.has a neodymium magnet
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless
Fiil Iicon
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.

For example

Creative SXFI Air

5.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless
Fiil Iicon
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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.driver unit size

36mm

40mm

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

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless
Fiil Iicon
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless
Fiil Iicon
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless
Fiil Iicon
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless
Fiil Iicon
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless
Fiil Iicon
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
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless
Fiil Iicon
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.

4.Has WiFi
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless
Fiil Iicon
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless
Fiil Iicon
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
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless
Fiil Iicon
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 an in-line control panel
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless
Fiil Iicon
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

4.has a noise canceling microphone
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless
Fiil Iicon
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

5.has a mute function
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless
Fiil Iicon
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

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