63points

Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1

53points

Bowers & Wilkins C5

97points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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Bowers & Wilkins C5
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Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1 vs Bowers & Wilkins C5 vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins C5
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Why is Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1 better than Bowers & Wilkins C5 & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

  • Lowest frequency
    10Hzvs10,20Hz
  • Has an on-ear form

Why is Bowers & Wilkins C5 better than Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1 & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

  • Weight
    20gvs100,289g
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has an in-ear form

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE better than Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1 & Bowers & Wilkins C5?

  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Driver unit size
    40mmvs36,9mm
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Has a rechargeable battery

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins C5
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.

2.has an over-the-ear form
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins C5
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.

3.has a detachable cable
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins C5
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.

4.weight

100g

20g

289g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins C5
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

6.has an in-ear form
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins C5
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

The in-ear device is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. It is inserted in the ear canal itself and blocks out a lot of environmental noise. It has stronger bass tones and is unlikely to fall out of the ear.

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

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

10Hz

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 QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins C5
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.sound pressure level

105dB/mW

118dB/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

5.has a neodymium magnet
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins C5
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.driver unit size

36mm

9mm

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

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins C5
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins C5
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 QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins C5
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins C5
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 QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins C5
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.control panel placed on a device
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins C5
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.

2.can be used as a headset
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins C5
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.

3.has an in-line control panel
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins C5
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

4.has a mute function
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Bowers & Wilkins C5
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

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