50points

Bose QuietComfort 20i

92points

Philips SHB8750NC

95points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

88points

Sony MDR-100ABN

Bose QuietComfort 20i
Philips SHB8750NC
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Bose QuietComfort 20i vs Philips SHB8750NC vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 vs Sony MDR-100ABN

Bose QuietComfort 20i
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN
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Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN
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Why is Bose QuietComfort 20i better than Philips SHB8750NC & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 & Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Weight
    44gvs226,289,290g
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has an in-ear form

Why is Philips SHB8750NC better than Bose QuietComfort 20i & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 & Sony MDR-100ABN?

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 better than Bose QuietComfort 20i & Philips SHB8750NC & Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Has a mute function

Why is Sony MDR-100ABN better than Bose QuietComfort 20i & Philips SHB8750NC & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2?

  • Has an on-ear form

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
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
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
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
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
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.weight

44g

226g

289g

290g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

6.has an in-ear form
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
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.

Sound quality

1.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
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
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
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)
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
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
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
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
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
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
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
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
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
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
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
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.number of microphones

1

1

2

1

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

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

5.has a mute function
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

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