62points

Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD

96points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

75points

Sony MDR-1ADAC

Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-1ADAC
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26 facts in comparison

Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 vs Sony MDR-1ADAC

Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-1ADAC
Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-1ADAC
62
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96
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75
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Why is Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 & Sony MDR-1ADAC?

  • Weight
    284gvs289,300g
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has a coil cable

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

  • Impedance
    32 Ohmsvs38,40 Ohms
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Has a mute function

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

  • Highest frequency
    100000Hzvs28000,20000Hz
  • Lowest frequency
    4Hzvs15,20Hz
  • Sound pressure level
    102dB/mWvs99,93dB/mW

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
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
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
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

300g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has included ear pads
Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-1ADAC

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

6.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-1ADAC

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

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

15Hz

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

2.highest frequency

28000Hz

20000Hz

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

3.sound pressure level

99dB/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

4.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-1ADAC

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

5.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-1ADAC

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.

6.has a neodymium magnet
Audio-Technica ATH-M50RD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
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
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
Sony MDR-1ADAC

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

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

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-M50RD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
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
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
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
Sony MDR-1ADAC

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

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