57points

Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2 Wireless

89points

Sony MDR-100ABN

Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2 Wireless
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Sony MDR-100ABN
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Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2 Wireless vs Sony MDR-100ABN

Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2 Wireless
Sony MDR-100ABN
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2 Wireless
Sony MDR-100ABN
57
points
89
points

Why is Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2 Wireless better than Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 266g lighter
    24gvs290g
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has included ear pads
  • Sweat resistant
  • Has an in-ear form

Why is Sony MDR-100ABN better than Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2 Wireless?

  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be folded
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Has an on-ear form

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2 Wireless
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
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2 Wireless
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.weight

24g

290g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.has included ear pads
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2 Wireless
Sony MDR-100ABN

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

5.sweat resistant
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2 Wireless
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

6.can be folded
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2 Wireless
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

Sound quality

1.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2 Wireless
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
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2 Wireless
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)
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2 Wireless
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
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2 Wireless
Sony MDR-100ABN

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2 Wireless
Sony MDR-100ABN

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2 Wireless
Sony MDR-100ABN

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.maximum Bluetooth range

10m

10m

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

Best

Fiil Canviis Pro

100m

3.has a 3.5mm male connector
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2 Wireless
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

4.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2 Wireless
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
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2 Wireless
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
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2 Wireless
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
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2 Wireless
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.warranty period

2

1

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.

Best

Treblab X2

Unlimited undefined

5.number of microphones

1

1

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

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

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