54points

Beats by Dre Mixr

95points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

88points

Sony MDR-100ABN

62points

Sony XBA-1

Beats by Dre Mixr
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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony XBA-1
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26 facts in comparison

Beats by Dre Mixr vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 vs Sony MDR-100ABN vs Sony XBA-1

Beats by Dre Mixr
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony XBA-1
Beats by Dre Mixr
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony XBA-1
54
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95
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88
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62
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Why is Beats by Dre Mixr better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 & Sony MDR-100ABN & Sony XBA-1?

  • Has a coiled cord

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 better than Beats by Dre Mixr & Sony MDR-100ABN & Sony XBA-1?

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

Why is Sony MDR-100ABN better than Beats by Dre Mixr & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 & Sony XBA-1?

  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC

Why is Sony XBA-1 better than Beats by Dre Mixr & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 & Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Weight
    3gvs210,289,290g
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has an in-ear form

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Beats by Dre Mixr
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony XBA-1

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
Beats by Dre Mixr
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony XBA-1

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
Beats by Dre Mixr
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony XBA-1

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

210g

289g

290g

3g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Beats by Dre Mixr
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony XBA-1

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

6.has a tangle free cable
Beats by Dre Mixr
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony XBA-1

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

Sound quality

1.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Beats by Dre Mixr
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony XBA-1

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
Beats by Dre Mixr
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony XBA-1

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)
Beats by Dre Mixr
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony XBA-1

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
Beats by Dre Mixr
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony XBA-1

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Beats by Dre Mixr
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony XBA-1

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Beats by Dre Mixr
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony XBA-1

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Beats by Dre Mixr
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony XBA-1

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

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Beats by Dre Mixr
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony XBA-1

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
Beats by Dre Mixr
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony XBA-1

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
Beats by Dre Mixr
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony XBA-1

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
Beats by Dre Mixr
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony XBA-1

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
Beats by Dre Mixr
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN
Sony XBA-1

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

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