63points

Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1

53points

Bowers & Wilkins C5

94points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

99points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC

    Top specs and features

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    Design

    1.weight

    100g

    20g

    289g

    289g

    Best

    Sony MDR-EX150AP

    3g

    2.has a detachable cable
    Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
    Bowers & Wilkins C5
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
    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 QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
    Bowers & Wilkins C5
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
    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 QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
    Bowers & Wilkins C5
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
    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 QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
    Bowers & Wilkins C5
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
    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.travel bag is included
    Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
    Bowers & Wilkins C5
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

    The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

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    Sound quality

    1.highest frequency

    20000Hz

    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

    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
    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

    130 Ohms

    32 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

    5.has a neodymium magnet
    Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
    Bowers & Wilkins C5
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
    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

    105dB/mW

    118dB/mW

    93dB/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 QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
    Bowers & Wilkins C5
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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 QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
    Bowers & Wilkins C5
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
    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.has an in-line control panel
    Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
    Bowers & Wilkins C5
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
    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.

    3.control panel placed on a device
    Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
    Bowers & Wilkins C5
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
    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.

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

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

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