54points

Audio-Technica ATH-ES10

99points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

58points

Sony MDR-1A

Audio-Technica ATH-ES10
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Audio-Technica ATH-ES10 vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE vs Sony MDR-1A

Audio-Technica ATH-ES10
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-1A
Audio-Technica ATH-ES10
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-1A

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-ES10 better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE & Sony MDR-1A?

  • Weight
    200gvs289,225g

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE better than Audio-Technica ATH-ES10 & Sony MDR-1A?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Has a rechargeable battery

Why is Sony MDR-1A better than Audio-Technica ATH-ES10 & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

  • Highest frequency
    100000Hzvs40000,20000Hz
  • Lowest frequency
    3Hzvs5,20Hz
  • Impedance
    24 Ohmsvs42,32 Ohms
  • Sound pressure level
    105dB/mWvs102,93dB/mW
  • Has an in-line control panel

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-ES10
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-1A

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 an over-the-ear form
Audio-Technica ATH-ES10
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-1A

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.

3.has a detachable cable
Audio-Technica ATH-ES10
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-1A

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

4.weight

200g

289g

225g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-ES10
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-1A

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

6.has included ear pads
Audio-Technica ATH-ES10
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-1A

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

40000Hz

20000Hz

100000Hz

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

20Hz

3Hz

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-ES10
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-1A

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

102dB/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.has a neodymium magnet
Audio-Technica ATH-ES10
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-1A

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

6.impedance

42 Ohms

32 Ohms

24 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

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Audio-Technica ATH-ES10
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-1A

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-ES10
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-1A

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Audio-Technica ATH-ES10
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-1A

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-ES10
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-1A

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-ES10
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-1A

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.

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Audio-Technica ATH-ES10
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-1A

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.has an in-line control panel
Audio-Technica ATH-ES10
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-1A

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

3.can be used as a headset
Audio-Technica ATH-ES10
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-1A

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.

4.has a mute function
Audio-Technica ATH-ES10
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-1A

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

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