61points

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2

45points

Bose SoundSport In-Ear

95points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

88points

Sony MDR-100ABN

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Bose SoundSport In-Ear
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Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2 vs Bose SoundSport In-Ear vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 vs Sony MDR-100ABN

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Bose SoundSport In-Ear
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Bose SoundSport In-Ear
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN
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Why is Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2 better than Bose SoundSport In-Ear & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 & Sony MDR-100ABN?

Why is Bose SoundSport In-Ear better than Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2 & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 & Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Sweat resistant
  • Has an in-ear form
  • Weather sealed

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 better than Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2 & Bose SoundSport In-Ear & Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Has a mute function

Why is Sony MDR-100ABN better than Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2 & Bose SoundSport In-Ear & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2?

  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Bose SoundSport In-Ear
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN

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
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Bose SoundSport In-Ear
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN

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
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Bose SoundSport In-Ear
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN

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.has an in-ear form
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Bose SoundSport In-Ear
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN

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.

5.can be folded
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Bose SoundSport In-Ear
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

6.sweat resistant
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Bose SoundSport In-Ear
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

Sound quality

1.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Bose SoundSport In-Ear
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

2.has a neodymium magnet
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Bose SoundSport In-Ear
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

3.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Bose SoundSport In-Ear
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN

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
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Bose SoundSport In-Ear
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Bose SoundSport In-Ear
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Bose SoundSport In-Ear
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Bose SoundSport In-Ear
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Bose SoundSport In-Ear
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN

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
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Bose SoundSport In-Ear
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN

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
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Bose SoundSport In-Ear
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN

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
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Bose SoundSport In-Ear
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

1

2

1

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

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Parrot Zik Sport

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5.has a mute function
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Bose SoundSport In-Ear
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

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