41points

BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds

44points

JBL J46BT

100points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds
JBL J46BT
Comparison winner
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
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26 facts in comparison

BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds vs JBL J46BT vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds
JBL J46BT
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds
JBL J46BT
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
41
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44
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100
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Why is BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds better than JBL J46BT & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Sweat resistant
  • Weather sealed
  • Has an earbud form

Why is JBL J46BT better than BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

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

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE better than BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds & JBL J46BT?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be folded
  • Driver unit size
    40mmvs12.5,6mm
  • Has a battery level indicator

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds
JBL J46BT
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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 an over-the-ear form
BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds
JBL J46BT
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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.

3.has a detachable cable
BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds
JBL J46BT
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

4.can be folded
BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds
JBL J46BT
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

5.has included ear pads
BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds
JBL J46BT
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

6.sweat resistant
BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds
JBL J46BT
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

Sound quality

1.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds
JBL J46BT
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

2.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds
JBL J46BT
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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.

3.has a neodymium magnet
BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds
JBL J46BT
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

4.driver unit size

12.5mm

6mm

40mm

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

Best

Audeze LCD2 Classic

106mm

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds
JBL J46BT
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds
JBL J46BT
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds
JBL J46BT
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.Bluetooth version

3

4

4

Best

SoundMagic E11BT

5

3.has a 3.5mm male connector
BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds
JBL J46BT
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

4.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds
JBL J46BT
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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.can be used as a headset
BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds
JBL J46BT
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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.control panel placed on a device
BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds
JBL J46BT
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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.

3.has an in-line control panel
BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds
JBL J46BT
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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
BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds
JBL J46BT
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

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