58points

Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A

64points

Logitech Ultimate Ears 4000

99points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

90points

Sony WH-1000XM2

Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A
Logitech Ultimate Ears 4000
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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony WH-1000XM2
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Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A vs Logitech Ultimate Ears 4000 vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE vs Sony WH-1000XM2

Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A
Logitech Ultimate Ears 4000
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony WH-1000XM2

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A better than Logitech Ultimate Ears 4000 & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE & Sony WH-1000XM2?

Why is Logitech Ultimate Ears 4000 better than Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE & Sony WH-1000XM2?

  • Impedance
    32 Ohmsvs42,32,46 Ohms
  • Weight
    130gvs170,289,275g
  • Has an in-line control panel

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE better than Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A & Logitech Ultimate Ears 4000 & Sony WH-1000XM2?

  • Has included ear pads
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Has a mute function

Why is Sony WH-1000XM2 better than Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A & Logitech Ultimate Ears 4000 & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

  • Highest frequency
    40000Hzvs35000,20000,20000Hz
  • Lowest frequency
    4Hzvs5,20,20Hz

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A
Logitech Ultimate Ears 4000
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony WH-1000XM2

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-ESW9A
Logitech Ultimate Ears 4000
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony WH-1000XM2

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-ESW9A
Logitech Ultimate Ears 4000
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

170g

130g

289g

275g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A
Logitech Ultimate Ears 4000
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

6.has included ear pads
Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A
Logitech Ultimate Ears 4000
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony WH-1000XM2

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

35000Hz

20000Hz

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

5Hz

20Hz

20Hz

4Hz

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-ESW9A
Logitech Ultimate Ears 4000
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

4.impedance

42 Ohms

32 Ohms

32 Ohms

46 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

5.has a neodymium magnet
Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A
Logitech Ultimate Ears 4000
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony WH-1000XM2

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.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A
Logitech Ultimate Ears 4000
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony WH-1000XM2

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-ESW9A
Logitech Ultimate Ears 4000
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony WH-1000XM2

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A
Logitech Ultimate Ears 4000
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony WH-1000XM2

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A
Logitech Ultimate Ears 4000
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony WH-1000XM2

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A
Logitech Ultimate Ears 4000
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony WH-1000XM2

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-ESW9A
Logitech Ultimate Ears 4000
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony WH-1000XM2

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-ESW9A
Logitech Ultimate Ears 4000
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony WH-1000XM2

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-ESW9A
Logitech Ultimate Ears 4000
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony WH-1000XM2

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-ESW9A
Logitech Ultimate Ears 4000
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

4.has a mute function
Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A
Logitech Ultimate Ears 4000
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

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