66points

Audio-Technica ATH-M40x

64points

Philips ActionFit Neckband

99points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

92points

Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

95points

Sennheiser PXC 550

87points

Sony MDR-XB950B1

Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
Philips ActionFit Neckband
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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony MDR-XB950B1
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Audio-Technica ATH-M40x vs Philips ActionFit Neckband vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE vs Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC vs Sennheiser PXC 550 vs Sony MDR-XB950B1

Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
Philips ActionFit Neckband
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
Philips ActionFit Neckband
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony MDR-XB950B1

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-M40x better than Philips ActionFit Neckband & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE & Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC & Sennheiser PXC 550 & Sony MDR-XB950B1?

  • Has a coiled cord

Why is Philips ActionFit Neckband better than Audio-Technica ATH-M40x & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE & Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC & Sennheiser PXC 550 & Sony MDR-XB950B1?

  • Impedance
    16 Ohmsvs35,32,18,490,24 Ohms
  • Weight
    35gvs240,289,221.1,227,245g
  • Sweat resistant
  • Has an in-ear form
  • Weather sealed

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE better than Audio-Technica ATH-M40x & Philips ActionFit Neckband & Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC & Sennheiser PXC 550 & Sony MDR-XB950B1?

  • Has a mute function

Why is Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC better than Audio-Technica ATH-M40x & Philips ActionFit Neckband & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE & Sennheiser PXC 550 & Sony MDR-XB950B1?

    Why is Sennheiser PXC 550 better than Audio-Technica ATH-M40x & Philips ActionFit Neckband & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE & Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC & Sony MDR-XB950B1?

      Why is Sony MDR-XB950B1 better than Audio-Technica ATH-M40x & Philips ActionFit Neckband & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE & Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC & Sennheiser PXC 550?

      • Highest frequency
        28000Hzvs24000,22000,20000,22000,23000Hz
      • Lowest frequency
        3Hzvs15,15,20,18,17Hz

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      Design

      1.has stereo speakers
      Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
      Philips ActionFit Neckband
      Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
      Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
      Sennheiser PXC 550
      Sony MDR-XB950B1

      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-M40x
      Philips ActionFit Neckband
      Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
      Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
      Sennheiser PXC 550
      Sony MDR-XB950B1

      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-M40x
      Philips ActionFit Neckband
      Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
      Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
      Sennheiser PXC 550
      Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

      4.weight

      240g

      35g

      289g

      221.1g

      227g

      245g

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      5.has an in-ear form
      Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
      Philips ActionFit Neckband
      Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
      Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
      Sennheiser PXC 550
      Sony MDR-XB950B1

      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-M40x
      Philips ActionFit Neckband
      Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
      Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
      Sennheiser PXC 550
      Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

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      Sound quality

      1.lowest frequency

      15Hz

      15Hz

      20Hz

      18Hz

      17Hz

      3Hz

      The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.

      Best

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      1Hz

      2.highest frequency

      24000Hz

      22000Hz

      20000Hz

      22000Hz

      23000Hz

      28000Hz

      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

      3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
      Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
      Philips ActionFit Neckband
      Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
      Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
      Sennheiser PXC 550
      Sony MDR-XB950B1

      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

      102dB/mW

      93dB/mW

      113dB/mW

      110dB/mW

      105dB/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-M40x
      Philips ActionFit Neckband
      Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
      Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
      Sennheiser PXC 550
      Sony MDR-XB950B1

      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.impedance

      35 Ohms

      16 Ohms

      32 Ohms

      18 Ohms

      490 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

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      Power

      1.has a battery level indicator
      Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
      Philips ActionFit Neckband
      Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
      Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
      Sennheiser PXC 550
      Sony MDR-XB950B1

      An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

      2.has a rechargeable battery
      Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
      Philips ActionFit Neckband
      Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
      Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
      Sennheiser PXC 550
      Sony MDR-XB950B1

      The battery can be recharged and used over again.

      3.has a removable battery
      Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
      Philips ActionFit Neckband
      Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
      Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
      Sennheiser PXC 550
      Sony MDR-XB950B1

      The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

      For example

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      Connectivity

      1.Can be used wirelessly
      Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
      Philips ActionFit Neckband
      Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
      Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
      Sennheiser PXC 550
      Sony MDR-XB950B1

      Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

      2.has a 3.5mm male connector
      Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
      Philips ActionFit Neckband
      Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
      Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
      Sennheiser PXC 550
      Sony MDR-XB950B1

      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-M40x
      Philips ActionFit Neckband
      Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
      Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
      Sennheiser PXC 550
      Sony MDR-XB950B1

      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.

      4.Has WiFi
      Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
      Philips ActionFit Neckband
      Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
      Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
      Sennheiser PXC 550
      Sony MDR-XB950B1

      The device can connect to WiFi.

      For example

      Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

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      Features

      1.control panel placed on a device
      Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
      Philips ActionFit Neckband
      Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
      Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
      Sennheiser PXC 550
      Sony MDR-XB950B1

      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-M40x
      Philips ActionFit Neckband
      Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
      Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
      Sennheiser PXC 550
      Sony MDR-XB950B1

      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-M40x
      Philips ActionFit Neckband
      Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
      Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
      Sennheiser PXC 550
      Sony MDR-XB950B1

      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 noise canceling microphone
      Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
      Philips ActionFit Neckband
      Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
      Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
      Sennheiser PXC 550
      Sony MDR-XB950B1

      These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

      For example

      Microsoft Surface Headphones

      5.has a mute function
      Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
      Philips ActionFit Neckband
      Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
      Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
      Sennheiser PXC 550
      Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

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