46points

Audio-Technica ATH-WM55

97points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

43points

Ultrasone HFI-450

Audio-Technica ATH-WM55
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Audio-Technica ATH-WM55 vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE vs Ultrasone HFI-450

Audio-Technica ATH-WM55
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Ultrasone HFI-450
Audio-Technica ATH-WM55
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Ultrasone HFI-450

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-WM55 better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE & Ultrasone HFI-450?

  • Lowest frequency
    10Hzvs20,20Hz
  • Impedance
    20 Ohmsvs32,32 Ohms
  • Has an on-ear form

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE better than Audio-Technica ATH-WM55 & Ultrasone HFI-450?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 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
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has included ear pads

Why is Ultrasone HFI-450 better than Audio-Technica ATH-WM55 & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

  • Weight
    85gvs90,289g

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-WM55
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Ultrasone HFI-450

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-WM55
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Ultrasone HFI-450

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-WM55
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Ultrasone HFI-450

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

4.weight

90g

289g

85g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-WM55
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Ultrasone HFI-450

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

6.has included ear pads
Audio-Technica ATH-WM55
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Ultrasone HFI-450

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

23000Hz

20000Hz

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

10Hz

20Hz

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-WM55
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Ultrasone HFI-450

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

108dB/mW

93dB/mW

96dB/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.driver unit size

30mm

40mm

40mm

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

Best

Audeze LCD2 Classic

106mm

6.impedance

20 Ohms

32 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

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Audio-Technica ATH-WM55
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Ultrasone HFI-450

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-WM55
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Ultrasone HFI-450

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Audio-Technica ATH-WM55
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Ultrasone HFI-450

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-WM55
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Ultrasone HFI-450

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-WM55
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Ultrasone HFI-450

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.control panel placed on a device
Audio-Technica ATH-WM55
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Ultrasone HFI-450

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-WM55
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Ultrasone HFI-450

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-WM55
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Ultrasone HFI-450

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

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