51points

Bose QuietComfort 20i

95points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Bose QuietComfort 20i
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Bose QuietComfort 20i vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Bose QuietComfort 20i
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
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95
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Why is Bose QuietComfort 20i better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2?

  • 245g lighter
    44gvs289g
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has an in-ear form

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 better than Bose QuietComfort 20i?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Can be folded
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • 1 more microphone(s)
    2vs1
  • Has a rechargeable battery

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Bose QuietComfort 20i
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.

2.has a detachable cable
Bose QuietComfort 20i
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 an over-the-ear form
Bose QuietComfort 20i
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.

4.weight

44g

289g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

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

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
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.

2.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Bose QuietComfort 20i
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.

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Bose QuietComfort 20i
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.

2.can be used as a headset
Bose QuietComfort 20i
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.

3.has an in-line control panel
Bose QuietComfort 20i
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.

4.number of microphones

1

2

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
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

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