57points

Audio-Technica ATH-EW9

39points

Fostex TH-5

92points

Philips SHB8750NC

99points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Fostex TH-5
Philips SHB8750NC
Comparison winner
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
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26 facts in comparison

Audio-Technica ATH-EW9 vs Fostex TH-5 vs Philips SHB8750NC vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Fostex TH-5
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Fostex TH-5
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
57
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39
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92
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99
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Why is Audio-Technica ATH-EW9 better than Fostex TH-5 & Philips SHB8750NC & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

  • Weight
    33gvs250,226,289g

Why is Fostex TH-5 better than Audio-Technica ATH-EW9 & Philips SHB8750NC & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

Why is Philips SHB8750NC better than Audio-Technica ATH-EW9 & Fostex TH-5 & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

  • Lowest frequency
    10Hzvs14,20,20Hz
  • Impedance
    16 Ohmsvs29,44,32 Ohms

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE better than Audio-Technica ATH-EW9 & Fostex TH-5 & Philips SHB8750NC?

  • Driver unit size
    40mmvs28,30,32mm
  • Has a mute function

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Fostex TH-5
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-EW9
Fostex TH-5
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-EW9
Fostex TH-5
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

33g

250g

226g

289g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Fostex TH-5
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

6.has included ear pads
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Fostex TH-5
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

24000Hz

20000Hz

22000Hz

20000Hz

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

14Hz

20Hz

10Hz

20Hz

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-EW9
Fostex TH-5
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.

4.sound pressure level

105dB/mW

96dB/mW

105dB/mW

93dB/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.impedance

29 Ohms

44 Ohms

16 Ohms

32 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

6.has a neodymium magnet
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Fostex TH-5
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.

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Fostex TH-5
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-EW9
Fostex TH-5
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Fostex TH-5
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-EW9
Fostex TH-5
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-EW9
Fostex TH-5
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-EW9
Fostex TH-5
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-EW9
Fostex TH-5
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 a mute function
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Fostex TH-5
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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