53points

Audio-Technica ATH-WS99

99points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

66points

Rock Jaw Kommand

82points

Sony MDR-1RBT

Audio-Technica ATH-WS99
Comparison winner
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Rock Jaw Kommand
Sony MDR-1RBT
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Audio-Technica ATH-WS99 vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE vs Rock Jaw Kommand vs Sony MDR-1RBT

Audio-Technica ATH-WS99
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Rock Jaw Kommand
Sony MDR-1RBT
Audio-Technica ATH-WS99
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Rock Jaw Kommand
Sony MDR-1RBT
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99
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66
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82
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Why is Audio-Technica ATH-WS99 better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE & Rock Jaw Kommand & Sony MDR-1RBT?

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE better than Audio-Technica ATH-WS99 & Rock Jaw Kommand & Sony MDR-1RBT?

  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Has a rechargeable battery
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
  • Has a mute function

Why is Rock Jaw Kommand better than Audio-Technica ATH-WS99 & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE & Sony MDR-1RBT?

  • Impedance
    16 Ohmsvs37,32,24 Ohms
  • Weight
    32gvs250,289,297g
  • Has an in-ear form

Why is Sony MDR-1RBT better than Audio-Technica ATH-WS99 & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE & Rock Jaw Kommand?

  • Highest frequency
    80000Hzvs25000,20000,20000Hz
  • Lowest frequency
    4Hzvs8,20,20Hz

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-WS99
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Rock Jaw Kommand
Sony MDR-1RBT

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-WS99
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Rock Jaw Kommand
Sony MDR-1RBT

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-WS99
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Rock Jaw Kommand
Sony MDR-1RBT

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

250g

289g

32g

297g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has a tangle free cable
Audio-Technica ATH-WS99
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Rock Jaw Kommand
Sony MDR-1RBT

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

6.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-WS99
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Rock Jaw Kommand
Sony MDR-1RBT

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

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

25000Hz

20000Hz

20000Hz

80000Hz

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

8Hz

20Hz

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-WS99
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Rock Jaw Kommand
Sony MDR-1RBT

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

102dB/mW

93dB/mW

110dB/mW

105dB/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

37 Ohms

32 Ohms

16 Ohms

24 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-WS99
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Rock Jaw Kommand
Sony MDR-1RBT

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-WS99
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Rock Jaw Kommand
Sony MDR-1RBT

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-WS99
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Rock Jaw Kommand
Sony MDR-1RBT

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Audio-Technica ATH-WS99
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Rock Jaw Kommand
Sony MDR-1RBT

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-WS99
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Rock Jaw Kommand
Sony MDR-1RBT

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-WS99
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Rock Jaw Kommand
Sony MDR-1RBT

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-WS99
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Rock Jaw Kommand
Sony MDR-1RBT

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-WS99
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Rock Jaw Kommand
Sony MDR-1RBT

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 an in-line control panel
Audio-Technica ATH-WS99
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Rock Jaw Kommand
Sony MDR-1RBT

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

4.number of microphones

1

2

1

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

5.has a mute function
Audio-Technica ATH-WS99
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Rock Jaw Kommand
Sony MDR-1RBT

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

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