67points

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

53points

Beyerdynamic DT 440 Edition

95points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

90points

Sony WH-1000XM2

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Beyerdynamic DT 440 Edition
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Audio-Technica ATH-M50x vs Beyerdynamic DT 440 Edition vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 vs Sony WH-1000XM2

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Beyerdynamic DT 440 Edition
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM2
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Beyerdynamic DT 440 Edition
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM2
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Why is Audio-Technica ATH-M50x better than Beyerdynamic DT 440 Edition & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 & Sony WH-1000XM2?

  • Has a coiled cord

Why is Beyerdynamic DT 440 Edition better than Audio-Technica ATH-M50x & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 & Sony WH-1000XM2?

  • Impedance
    32 Ohmsvs38,32,46 Ohms
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has an open-back design

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 better than Audio-Technica ATH-M50x & Beyerdynamic DT 440 Edition & Sony WH-1000XM2?

  • Has included ear pads
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Has a mute function

Why is Sony WH-1000XM2 better than Audio-Technica ATH-M50x & Beyerdynamic DT 440 Edition & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2?

  • Highest frequency
    40000Hzvs28000,35000,20000Hz
  • Lowest frequency
    4Hzvs15,10,20Hz
  • Weight
    275gvs285,398,289g
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Beyerdynamic DT 440 Edition
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM2

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-M50x
Beyerdynamic DT 440 Edition
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM2

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-M50x
Beyerdynamic DT 440 Edition
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

285g

398g

289g

275g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Beyerdynamic DT 440 Edition
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

6.has a tangle free cable
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Beyerdynamic DT 440 Edition
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM2

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

28000Hz

35000Hz

20000Hz

40000Hz

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

10Hz

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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Beyerdynamic DT 440 Edition
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

4.impedance

38 Ohms

32 Ohms

32 Ohms

46 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

5.has a neodymium magnet
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Beyerdynamic DT 440 Edition
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM2

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.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Beyerdynamic DT 440 Edition
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM2

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.

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Beyerdynamic DT 440 Edition
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM2

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Beyerdynamic DT 440 Edition
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM2

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Beyerdynamic DT 440 Edition
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM2

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Beyerdynamic DT 440 Edition
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM2

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-M50x
Beyerdynamic DT 440 Edition
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM2

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-M50x
Beyerdynamic DT 440 Edition
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM2

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-M50x
Beyerdynamic DT 440 Edition
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM2

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-M50x
Beyerdynamic DT 440 Edition
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

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