52points

Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK

93points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

87points

Sony MDR-100ABN

Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Comparison winner
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN
vs
vs

27 facts in comparison

Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 vs Sony MDR-100ABN

Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 & Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Weight
    120gvs289,290g

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 better than Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK & Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has a mute function

Why is Sony MDR-100ABN better than Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2?

  • Highest frequency
    40000Hzvs25000,20000Hz
  • Lowest frequency
    5Hzvs10,20Hz
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC

Videos

Powered by

Top specs and features

relevant

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN

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-ES55BK
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN

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-ES55BK
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

4.weight

120g

289g

290g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

6.has included ear pads
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

relevant

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

25000Hz

20000Hz

40000Hz

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

10Hz

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-ES55BK
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

103dB/mW

93dB/mW

103dB/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-ES55BK
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN

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.driver unit size

40mm

40mm

40mm

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

Best

Audeze LCD2 Classic

106mm

relevant

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

relevant

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN

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-ES55BK
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN

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.

relevant

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN

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-ES55BK
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN

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 mute function
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

Top 10 headphones

Add to comparison
    This page is currently only available in English.