81points

Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT

53points

Bose QuietComfort 15

92points

Philips SHB8750NC

99points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Bose QuietComfort 15
Philips SHB8750NC
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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
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Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT vs Bose QuietComfort 15 vs Philips SHB8750NC vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Bose QuietComfort 15
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Bose QuietComfort 15
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
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Why is Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT better than Bose QuietComfort 15 & Philips SHB8750NC & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

Why is Bose QuietComfort 15 better than Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT & Philips SHB8750NC & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

  • Weight
    140gvs310,226,289g
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has a removable battery
  • Has removable speakers

Why is Philips SHB8750NC better than Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT & Bose QuietComfort 15 & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

  • Has a neodymium magnet

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE better than Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT & Bose QuietComfort 15 & Philips SHB8750NC?

  • Number of microphones
    2vs1,1,1
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Has a mute function

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Bose QuietComfort 15
Philips SHB8750NC
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-DSR9BT
Bose QuietComfort 15
Philips SHB8750NC
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-DSR9BT
Bose QuietComfort 15
Philips SHB8750NC
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

310g

140g

226g

289g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Bose QuietComfort 15
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

6.sweat resistant
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Bose QuietComfort 15
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

For example

JBL Under Armour True Wireless Flash

Sound quality

1.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Bose QuietComfort 15
Philips SHB8750NC
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.

2.has a neodymium magnet
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Bose QuietComfort 15
Philips SHB8750NC
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.

3.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Bose QuietComfort 15
Philips SHB8750NC
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.

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Bose QuietComfort 15
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Bose QuietComfort 15
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Bose QuietComfort 15
Philips SHB8750NC
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-DSR9BT
Bose QuietComfort 15
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Bose QuietComfort 15
Philips SHB8750NC
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-DSR9BT
Bose QuietComfort 15
Philips SHB8750NC
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
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Bose QuietComfort 15
Philips SHB8750NC
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-DSR9BT
Bose QuietComfort 15
Philips SHB8750NC
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-DSR9BT
Bose QuietComfort 15
Philips SHB8750NC
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.number of microphones

1

1

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 noise canceling microphone
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Bose QuietComfort 15
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

For example

Microsoft Surface Headphones

6.has a mute function
Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT
Bose QuietComfort 15
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

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