62points

Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD

95points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

90points

Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

75points

Sony MDR-1ADAC

Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony MDR-1ADAC
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Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 vs Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT vs Sony MDR-1ADAC

Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony MDR-1ADAC
Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony MDR-1ADAC
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Why is Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 & Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT & Sony MDR-1ADAC?

  • Has a coiled cord

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 better than Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD & Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT & Sony MDR-1ADAC?

  • Has included ear pads
  • Has a mute function

Why is Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT better than Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 & Sony MDR-1ADAC?

  • Impedance
    18 Ohmsvs38,32,40 Ohms
  • Weight
    221.1gvs284,289,300g
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC

Why is Sony MDR-1ADAC better than Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 & Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT?

  • Highest frequency
    100000Hzvs28000,20000,22000Hz
  • Lowest frequency
    4Hzvs15,20,18Hz

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony MDR-1ADAC

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-M50RD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony MDR-1ADAC

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-M50RD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony MDR-1ADAC

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

284g

289g

221.1g

300g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony MDR-1ADAC

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

6.has a tangle free cable
Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony MDR-1ADAC

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

For example

SoundMagic E11C

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

28000Hz

20000Hz

22000Hz

100000Hz

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

15Hz

20Hz

18Hz

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-M50RD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony MDR-1ADAC

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

99dB/mW

93dB/mW

113dB/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

38 Ohms

32 Ohms

18 Ohms

40 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-M50RD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony MDR-1ADAC

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-M50RD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony MDR-1ADAC

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony MDR-1ADAC

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony MDR-1ADAC

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

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony MDR-1ADAC

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony MDR-1ADAC

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-M50RD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony MDR-1ADAC

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-M50RD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony MDR-1ADAC

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony MDR-1ADAC

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-M50RD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony MDR-1ADAC

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 noise canceling microphone
Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony MDR-1ADAC

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

For example

Microsoft Surface Headphones

4.has a mute function
Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony MDR-1ADAC

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

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