53points

Beats by Dre Solo 2

47points

Koss KDX300

94points

Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

88points

Sony MDR-100ABN

Beats by Dre Solo 2
Koss KDX300
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Beats by Dre Solo 2 vs Koss KDX300 vs Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC vs Sony MDR-100ABN

Beats by Dre Solo 2
Koss KDX300
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-100ABN
Beats by Dre Solo 2
Koss KDX300
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-100ABN
53
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47
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94
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88
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Why is Beats by Dre Solo 2 better than Koss KDX300 & Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC & Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Has an in-line control panel

Why is Koss KDX300 better than Beats by Dre Solo 2 & Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC & Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Has included ear pads
  • Has an in-ear form
  • Has a straight plug

Why is Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC better than Beats by Dre Solo 2 & Koss KDX300 & Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Has an over-the-ear form

Why is Sony MDR-100ABN better than Beats by Dre Solo 2 & Koss KDX300 & Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC?

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Beats by Dre Solo 2
Koss KDX300
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
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 Solo 2
Koss KDX300
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
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
Beats by Dre Solo 2
Koss KDX300
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
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 a tangle free cable
Beats by Dre Solo 2
Koss KDX300
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-100ABN

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

For example

SoundMagic E11C

5.has an in-ear form
Beats by Dre Solo 2
Koss KDX300
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
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.

6.can be folded
Beats by Dre Solo 2
Koss KDX300
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
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 Solo 2
Koss KDX300
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
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 Solo 2
Koss KDX300
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
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 Solo 2
Koss KDX300
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
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 Solo 2
Koss KDX300
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-100ABN

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Beats by Dre Solo 2
Koss KDX300
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-100ABN

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Beats by Dre Solo 2
Koss KDX300
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-100ABN

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Beats by Dre Solo 2
Koss KDX300
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
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
Beats by Dre Solo 2
Koss KDX300
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
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.

4.Has WiFi
Beats by Dre Solo 2
Koss KDX300
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-100ABN

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Beats by Dre Solo 2
Koss KDX300
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
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 Solo 2
Koss KDX300
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
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 Solo 2
Koss KDX300
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
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.has a noise canceling microphone
Beats by Dre Solo 2
Koss KDX300
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

For example

Microsoft Surface Headphones

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