74points

Beats Solo 3 Wireless

95points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

62points

Sennheiser IE 80

88points

Sony MDR-ZX770BN

Beats Solo 3 Wireless
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Sennheiser IE 80
Sony MDR-ZX770BN
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24 facts in comparison

Beats Solo 3 Wireless vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 vs Sennheiser IE 80 vs Sony MDR-ZX770BN

Beats Solo 3 Wireless
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser IE 80
Sony MDR-ZX770BN
Beats Solo 3 Wireless
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser IE 80
Sony MDR-ZX770BN
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95
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Why is Beats Solo 3 Wireless better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 & Sennheiser IE 80 & Sony MDR-ZX770BN?

  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has an on-ear form

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 better than Beats Solo 3 Wireless & Sennheiser IE 80 & Sony MDR-ZX770BN?

  • Has a straight plug
  • Has a mute function

Why is Sennheiser IE 80 better than Beats Solo 3 Wireless & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 & Sony MDR-ZX770BN?

  • Weight
    5gvs215,289,245g
  • Has an in-ear form

Why is Sony MDR-ZX770BN better than Beats Solo 3 Wireless & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 & Sennheiser IE 80?

  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
  • Has a noise canceling microphone

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Beats Solo 3 Wireless
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser IE 80
Sony MDR-ZX770BN

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 Solo 3 Wireless
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser IE 80
Sony MDR-ZX770BN

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 Solo 3 Wireless
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser IE 80
Sony MDR-ZX770BN

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

215g

289g

5g

245g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Beats Solo 3 Wireless
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser IE 80
Sony MDR-ZX770BN

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

6.has an in-ear form
Beats Solo 3 Wireless
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser IE 80
Sony MDR-ZX770BN

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.

Sound quality

1.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Beats Solo 3 Wireless
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser IE 80
Sony MDR-ZX770BN

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 Solo 3 Wireless
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser IE 80
Sony MDR-ZX770BN

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 Solo 3 Wireless
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser IE 80
Sony MDR-ZX770BN

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 Solo 3 Wireless
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser IE 80
Sony MDR-ZX770BN

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Beats Solo 3 Wireless
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser IE 80
Sony MDR-ZX770BN

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Beats Solo 3 Wireless
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser IE 80
Sony MDR-ZX770BN

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Beats Solo 3 Wireless
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser IE 80
Sony MDR-ZX770BN

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 Solo 3 Wireless
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser IE 80
Sony MDR-ZX770BN

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 Solo 3 Wireless
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser IE 80
Sony MDR-ZX770BN

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 Solo 3 Wireless
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser IE 80
Sony MDR-ZX770BN

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 Solo 3 Wireless
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser IE 80
Sony MDR-ZX770BN

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 Solo 3 Wireless
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser IE 80
Sony MDR-ZX770BN

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

5.has a mute function
Beats Solo 3 Wireless
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser IE 80
Sony MDR-ZX770BN

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

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