53points

Audio-Technica ATH-ES88

99points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

49points

X-1 Momentum In-Ear

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Audio-Technica ATH-ES88 vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE vs X-1 Momentum In-Ear

Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
X-1 Momentum In-Ear
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
X-1 Momentum In-Ear

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-ES88 better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE & X-1 Momentum In-Ear?

  • Has an on-ear form

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE better than Audio-Technica ATH-ES88 & X-1 Momentum In-Ear?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Has a rechargeable battery

Why is X-1 Momentum In-Ear better than Audio-Technica ATH-ES88 & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

  • Weight
    73gvs130,289g
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Sweat resistant
  • Has an in-ear form
  • Weather sealed

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
X-1 Momentum In-Ear

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-ES88
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
X-1 Momentum In-Ear

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-ES88
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
X-1 Momentum In-Ear

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

4.weight

130g

289g

73g

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5.has an in-ear form
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
X-1 Momentum In-Ear

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-ES88
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
X-1 Momentum In-Ear

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

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Sound quality

1.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
X-1 Momentum In-Ear

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

2.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
X-1 Momentum In-Ear

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.

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
X-1 Momentum In-Ear

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
X-1 Momentum In-Ear

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
X-1 Momentum In-Ear

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
X-1 Momentum In-Ear

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-ES88
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
X-1 Momentum In-Ear

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-ES88
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
X-1 Momentum In-Ear

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-ES88
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
X-1 Momentum In-Ear

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-ES88
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
X-1 Momentum In-Ear

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-ES88
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
X-1 Momentum In-Ear

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

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