56points

Audio-Technica ATH-M20

95points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

50points

Sony MDR ZX300

Audio-Technica ATH-M20
Comparison winner
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR ZX300
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25 facts in comparison

Audio-Technica ATH-M20 vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 vs Sony MDR ZX300

Audio-Technica ATH-M20
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR ZX300
Audio-Technica ATH-M20
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR ZX300
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95
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50
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Why is Audio-Technica ATH-M20 better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 & Sony MDR ZX300?

  • Has a coiled cord

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 better than Audio-Technica ATH-M20 & Sony MDR ZX300?

  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has included ear pads

Why is Sony MDR ZX300 better than Audio-Technica ATH-M20 & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2?

  • Highest frequency
    24000Hzvs20000,20000Hz
  • Lowest frequency
    10Hzvs30,20Hz
  • Impedance
    24 Ohmsvs40,32 Ohms
  • Weight
    120gvs230,289g
  • Sound pressure level
    102dB/mWvs98,93dB/mW

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-M20
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR ZX300

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-M20
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR ZX300

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-M20
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR ZX300

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

230g

289g

120g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-M20
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR ZX300

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

6.has included ear pads
Audio-Technica ATH-M20
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR ZX300

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

20000Hz

24000Hz

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

30Hz

20Hz

10Hz

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-M20
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR ZX300

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

98dB/mW

93dB/mW

102dB/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

40 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

6.has a neodymium magnet
Audio-Technica ATH-M20
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR ZX300

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-M20
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR ZX300

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-M20
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR ZX300

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Audio-Technica ATH-M20
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR ZX300

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-M20
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR ZX300

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Audio-Technica ATH-M20
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR ZX300

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-M20
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR ZX300

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-M20
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR ZX300

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

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