72points
35points

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 2.0

91points
74points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

95points
54points

Sony WH-1000XM3

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 2.0
Cost-effectiveness winner
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Comparison winner
Sony WH-1000XM3
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Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 2.0vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2vs Sony WH-1000XM3

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 2.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3
72
points
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 2.0
91
points
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
95
points
Sony WH-1000XM3

Why is Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 2.0 better than the others?

  • Sound pressure level
    ?

    107dB/mWvs93,104.5dB/mW
  • Impedance
    ?

    16 Ohmsvs32,47 Ohms
  • Weight
    13gvs289,255g
  • Sweat resistant
    ?
  • Charge time
    ?

    2hvs3,3h
  • Weather-sealed (splashproof)
    ?
  • Has an in-ear form
    ?

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 better than the others?

  • Has passive noise reduction
    ?
  • Maximum Bluetooth range
    ?

    100mvs10,10m
  • Has a straight plug
    ?
  • Has a mute function
    ?

Why is Sony WH-1000XM3 better than the others?

  • Highest frequency
    ?

    40000Hzvs20000,20000Hz
  • Lowest frequency
    ?

    4Hzvs20,20Hz
  • Has a neodymium magnet
    ?
  • Battery life
    ?

    38hvs4,24h
  • Has an in-line control panel
    ?
  • Number of microphones
    ?

    3vs2,2
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
    ?
  • Has USB Type-C
    ?

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
?

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3
2.has an over-the-ear form
?

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.

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 2.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3
3.has a detachable cable
?

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

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 2.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3
4.weight
?

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

13g

289g

255g

5.sweat resistant
?

Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3
6.can be folded
?

Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.

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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

Sound quality

1.highest frequency
?

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

20000Hz

20000Hz

40000Hz

2.lowest frequency
?

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

20Hz

20Hz

4Hz

3.sound pressure level
?

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

107dB/mW

93dB/mW

104.5dB/mW

4.has passive noise reduction
?

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3
5.impedance
?

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

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4 Ohms

16 Ohms

32 Ohms

47 Ohms

6.has active noise cancelling (noise control)
?

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.

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 2.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

Power

1.Battery life
?

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.

Best

Sennheiser PXC 480

50h

4h

24h

38h

2.has a rechargeable battery
?

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3
3.charge time
?

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.

Best

Sony Xperia Ear Duo

0.46h

2h

3h

3h

4.has a battery level indicator
?

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

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Sony WH-1000XM3
5.has a removable battery
?

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

For example

Jaybird Run XT

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Sony WH-1000XM3
6.Has USB Type-C
?

The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.

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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

Connectivity

1.Bluetooth version
?

Best

Skullcandy Sesh

5

4.2

4

4.2

2.Can be used wirelessly
?

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3
3.maximum Bluetooth range
?

The device can connect at a greater distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.

Best

Mavin Air-X

100m

10m

100m

10m

4.has a 3.5mm male connector
?

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3
5.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
?

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.

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 2.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3
6.Has WiFi
?

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 2.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

Features

1.can be used as a headset
?

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.

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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3
2.control panel placed on a device
?

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.

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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3
3.number of microphones
?

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

Best

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

8

2

2

3

4.has an in-line control panel
?

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

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 2.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3
5.has a noise canceling microphone
?

These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

For example

Sennheiser IE 80S BT

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 2.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3
6.Has voice prompts
?

With voice prompts, you will automatically receive information via audio messages – for instance, you may find out that the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 2.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

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