81points

Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT

54points

Audio-Technica ATH-ES88

95points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

61points

V-Moda Crossfade LP2 Special Edition

Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
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V-Moda Crossfade LP2 Special Edition
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Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT vs Audio-Technica ATH-ES88 vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 vs V-Moda Crossfade LP2 Special Edition

Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
V-Moda Crossfade LP2 Special Edition
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
V-Moda Crossfade LP2 Special Edition
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Why is Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT better than Audio-Technica ATH-ES88 & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 & V-Moda Crossfade LP2 Special Edition?

  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-ES88 better than Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 & V-Moda Crossfade LP2 Special Edition?

  • Weight
    130gvs310,289,260g
  • Has an on-ear form

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 better than Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT & Audio-Technica ATH-ES88 & V-Moda Crossfade LP2 Special Edition?

  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Has a mute function

Why is V-Moda Crossfade LP2 Special Edition better than Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT & Audio-Technica ATH-ES88 & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2?

  • Sound pressure level
    105dB/mWvs97,103,93dB/mW
  • Driver unit size
    50mmvs45,40,40mm

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
V-Moda Crossfade LP2 Special Edition

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-DSR9BT
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
V-Moda Crossfade LP2 Special Edition

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-DSR9BT
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
V-Moda Crossfade LP2 Special Edition

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

310g

130g

289g

260g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has a tangle free cable
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
V-Moda Crossfade LP2 Special Edition

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

6.can be folded
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
V-Moda Crossfade LP2 Special Edition

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

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

45000Hz

26000Hz

20000Hz

30000Hz

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

5Hz

9Hz

20Hz

5Hz

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-DSR9BT
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
V-Moda Crossfade LP2 Special Edition

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

97dB/mW

103dB/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.impedance

38 Ohms

34 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 active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
V-Moda Crossfade LP2 Special Edition

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-DSR9BT
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
V-Moda Crossfade LP2 Special Edition

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
V-Moda Crossfade LP2 Special Edition

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
V-Moda Crossfade LP2 Special Edition

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
V-Moda Crossfade LP2 Special Edition

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-DSR9BT
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
V-Moda Crossfade LP2 Special Edition

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
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
V-Moda Crossfade LP2 Special Edition

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-DSR9BT
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
V-Moda Crossfade LP2 Special Edition

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 noise canceling microphone
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
V-Moda Crossfade LP2 Special Edition

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

For example

Microsoft Surface Headphones

4.has a mute function
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
V-Moda Crossfade LP2 Special Edition

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

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