94points

Bose QuietComfort 35 II

50points

Etymotic HF2

94points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Etymotic HF2
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Bose QuietComfort 35 II vs Etymotic HF2 vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Etymotic HF2
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Etymotic HF2
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Why is Bose QuietComfort 35 II better than Etymotic HF2 & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2?

  • Lowest frequency
    10Hzvs20,20Hz
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has a noise canceling microphone
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
  • Has voice prompts
  • Has voice commands

Why is Etymotic HF2 better than Bose QuietComfort 35 II & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2?

  • Weight
    37gvs309,289g
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has an in-ear form

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 better than Bose QuietComfort 35 II & Etymotic HF2?

  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Has a mute function

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Etymotic HF2
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 an over-the-ear form
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Etymotic HF2
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.

3.weight

309g

37g

289g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.has a detachable cable
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Etymotic HF2
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.

5.can be folded
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Etymotic HF2
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 35 II
Etymotic HF2
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.

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

10Hz

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

2.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Etymotic HF2
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.

3.sound pressure level

90dB/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

4.has a neodymium magnet
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Etymotic HF2
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

5.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Etymotic HF2
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
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Etymotic HF2
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Etymotic HF2
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Etymotic HF2
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Etymotic HF2
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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 35 II
Etymotic HF2
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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.

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Etymotic HF2
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.has an in-line control panel
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Etymotic HF2
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.can be used as a headset
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Etymotic HF2
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.

4.number of microphones

2

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 noise canceling microphone
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Etymotic HF2
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

6.has voice prompts
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Etymotic HF2
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

This feature allows the device to inform you of important information through its audio function.

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