50points

Audio-Technica ATH-CKM500i

59points

Plantronics BackBeat Go

Audio-Technica ATH-CKM500i
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Audio-Technica ATH-CKM500i vs Plantronics BackBeat Go

Audio-Technica ATH-CKM500i
Plantronics BackBeat Go
Audio-Technica ATH-CKM500i
Plantronics BackBeat Go
50
points
59
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Why is Audio-Technica ATH-CKM500i better than Plantronics BackBeat Go?

  • 5.63g lighter
    7.37gvs13g
  • Has an earbud form
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
  • Has a straight plug

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Go better than Audio-Technica ATH-CKM500i?

  • Has a rechargeable battery
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Weather sealed
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has a tangle free cable

Top specs and features

Design

1.weight

7.37g

13g

Best

Sony DR-EX14VP

3g

2.Weather sealed
Audio-Technica ATH-CKM500i
Plantronics BackBeat Go

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

3.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-CKM500i
Plantronics BackBeat Go

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

4.has an in-ear form
Audio-Technica ATH-CKM500i
Plantronics BackBeat Go

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.

5.has an earbud form
Audio-Technica ATH-CKM500i
Plantronics BackBeat Go

The earbud form is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. For some people it is more comfortable than in-ear form.

6.has a tangle free cable
Audio-Technica ATH-CKM500i
Plantronics BackBeat Go

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

Sound quality

1.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Audio-Technica ATH-CKM500i
Plantronics BackBeat Go

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

2.driver unit size

12.5mm

6mm

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

Best

Erato Verse

58mm

3.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Audio-Technica ATH-CKM500i
Plantronics BackBeat Go

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.

4.has a neodymium magnet
Audio-Technica ATH-CKM500i
Plantronics BackBeat Go

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

5.diaphragm size

0.5mm

5mm

The diaphragm moves air back and forth to create sound. The bigger the diaphragm, the more bass it can produce.

Best

Nokia BH-905i

33mm

Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-CKM500i
Plantronics BackBeat Go

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

2.has a battery level indicator
Audio-Technica ATH-CKM500i
Plantronics BackBeat Go

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Audio-Technica ATH-CKM500i
Plantronics BackBeat Go

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-CKM500i
Plantronics BackBeat Go

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

Features

1.has included ear pads
Audio-Technica ATH-CKM500i
Plantronics BackBeat Go

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

2.can be used as a headset
Audio-Technica ATH-CKM500i
Plantronics BackBeat Go

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-CKM500i
Plantronics BackBeat Go

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
Audio-Technica ATH-CKM500i
Plantronics BackBeat Go

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

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