58points

Audio-Technica ATH-CKP200IS

95points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Audio-Technica ATH-CKP200IS
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Audio-Technica ATH-CKP200IS vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Audio-Technica ATH-CKP200IS
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Audio-Technica ATH-CKP200IS
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
58
points
95
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Why is Audio-Technica ATH-CKP200IS better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2?

  • 16 Ohms lower impedance
    16 Ohmsvs32 Ohms
  • 280g lighter
    9gvs289g
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Sweat resistant
  • Has an in-ear form
  • Weather sealed

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 better than Audio-Technica ATH-CKP200IS?

  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be folded
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • 31.5mm bigger driver unit
    40mmvs8.5mm

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-CKP200IS
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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-CKP200IS
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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-CKP200IS
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

9g

289g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has an in-ear form
Audio-Technica ATH-CKP200IS
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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.

6.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-CKP200IS
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

23000Hz

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

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.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Audio-Technica ATH-CKP200IS
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

100dB/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

5.impedance

16 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 active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Audio-Technica ATH-CKP200IS
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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.

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Audio-Technica ATH-CKP200IS
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-CKP200IS
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Audio-Technica ATH-CKP200IS
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-CKP200IS
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Audio-Technica ATH-CKP200IS
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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-CKP200IS
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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-CKP200IS
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

2

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
Audio-Technica ATH-CKP200IS
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

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