57points

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H6

50points

Etymotic hf5

94points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H6
Etymotic hf5
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Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H6 vs Etymotic hf5 vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H6
Etymotic hf5
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H6
Etymotic hf5
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Why is Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H6 better than Etymotic hf5 & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2?

  • Has an in-line control panel

Why is Etymotic hf5 better than Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H6 & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2?

  • Weight
    28gvs230,289g
  • Impedance
    16 Ohmsvs30,32 Ohms
  • Has an in-ear form

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 better than Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H6 & Etymotic hf5?

  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Has a rechargeable battery
  • Has a mute function

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Design

1.weight

230g

28g

289g

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Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

2.has a detachable cable
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H6
Etymotic hf5
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

3.has stereo speakers
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H6
Etymotic hf5
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

4.can be folded
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H6
Etymotic hf5
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

5.has an over-the-ear form
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H6
Etymotic hf5
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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.

6.travel bag is included
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H6
Etymotic hf5
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

22000Hz

15000Hz

20000Hz

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

2.lowest frequency

20Hz

20Hz

20Hz

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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H6
Etymotic hf5
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

4.impedance

30 Ohms

16 Ohms

32 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

5.sound pressure level

97dB/mW

105dB/mW

93dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

6.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H6
Etymotic hf5
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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.

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H6
Etymotic hf5
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H6
Etymotic hf5
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H6
Etymotic hf5
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H6
Etymotic hf5
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

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Features

1.can be used as a headset
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H6
Etymotic hf5
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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.has an in-line control panel
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H6
Etymotic hf5
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

3.control panel placed on a device
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H6
Etymotic hf5
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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.

4.has a mute function
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H6
Etymotic hf5
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

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