65points

Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1

99points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
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Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1 vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

  • 10Hz lower low-frequency
    10Hzvs20Hz
  • 189g lighter
    100gvs289g
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has an on-ear form

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

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 98 Ohms lower impedance
    32 Ohmsvs130 Ohms
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • 4mm bigger driver unit
    40mmvs36mm
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Has included ear pads

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
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 a detachable cable
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
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 an over-the-ear form
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
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.

4.weight

100g

289g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

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

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

6.has included ear pads
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

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

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
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

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.impedance

130 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

6.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.

Power

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

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
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
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
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.

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC1
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
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
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
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

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