62points

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2

66points

Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2

100points

Sony WH-1000XM3

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2
Comparison winner
Sony WH-1000XM3
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Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2 vs Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2 vs Sony WH-1000XM3

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2
Sony WH-1000XM3
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2
Sony WH-1000XM3
62
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66
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100
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Why is Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2 better than Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2 & Sony WH-1000XM3?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Impedance
    27 Ohmsvs34,47 Ohms

Why is Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2 better than Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2 & Sony WH-1000XM3?

  • Weight
    130gvs155,255g
  • Has included ear pads

Why is Sony WH-1000XM3 better than Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2 & Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2?

  • Highest frequency
    40000Hzvs22000,20000Hz
  • Lowest frequency
    4Hzvs20,10Hz
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Number of microphones
    3vs1,1
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Has an L-shaped plug

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

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
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

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
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

4.weight

155g

130g

255g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

6.has included ear pads
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

20Hz

10Hz

4Hz

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

2.highest frequency

22000Hz

20000Hz

40000Hz

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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

99dB/mW

111dB/mW

104.5dB/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

27 Ohms

34 Ohms

47 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)
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

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
Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

For example

Jaybird Run XT

4.Has USB Type-C
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

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
Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

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.

4.Has WiFi
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

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.control panel placed on a device
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

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.

3.number of microphones

1

1

3

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

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

4.has an in-line control panel
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

5.has a noise canceling microphone
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

For example

Mpow H5

6.Has voice prompts
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

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.

Miscellaneous

1.wireless charging
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

For example

Audio-Technica ATH-CKR7TW

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