60points

Audio-Technica ATH-W5000

99points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
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Audio-Technica ATH-W5000 vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-W5000 better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

  • 15Hz lower low-frequency
    5Hzvs20Hz
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has a tangle free cable

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE better than Audio-Technica ATH-W5000?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 51g lighter
    289gvs340g
  • 8 Ohms lower impedance
    32 Ohmsvs40 Ohms
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Control panel placed on a device

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Design

1.weight

340g

289g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

2.has a detachable cable
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

3.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

4.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

5.has an over-the-ear form
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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.

6.has a tangle free cable
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

45000Hz

20000Hz

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

5Hz

20Hz

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-W5000
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

4.impedance

40 Ohms

32 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-W5000
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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.sound pressure level

102dB/mW

93dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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-W5000
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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.

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Features

1.can be used as a headset
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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.

2.control panel placed on a device
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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.

3.has a mute function
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

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