56points
38points

Bose SoundSport Free

65points
53points

Bose SoundSport Wireless

89points
75points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Bose SoundSport Free
Bose SoundSport Wireless
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54 facts in comparison

Bose SoundSport Freevs Bose SoundSport Wirelessvs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Bose SoundSport Free
Bose SoundSport Wireless
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
56
points
Bose SoundSport Free
65
points
Bose SoundSport Wireless
89
points
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Why is Bose SoundSport Free better than the others?

  • Weight
    14.2gvs22.7,289g
  • Charge time
    ?

    2hvs2,3h
  • Has wireless charging
    ?

Why is Bose SoundSport Wireless better than the others?

  • Has an in-line control panel
    ?
  • Weather-sealed (splashproof)
    ?
  • Has voice prompts
    ?
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
    ?

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 better than the others?

  • Has active noise cancelling (noise control)
    ?
  • Has a detachable cable
    ?
  • Has an over-the-ear form
    ?
  • Battery life
    ?

    24hvs5,6h
  • Can be folded
    ?
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
    ?
  • Maximum Bluetooth range
    ?

    100mvs9,9m
  • Has an L-shaped plug
    ?

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
?

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

Bose SoundSport Free
Bose SoundSport Wireless
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
2.has an over-the-ear form
?

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.

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Bose SoundSport Wireless
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3.has a detachable cable
?

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

Bose SoundSport Free
Bose SoundSport Wireless
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
4.sweat resistant
?

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

Bose SoundSport Free
Bose SoundSport Wireless
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
5.weight
?

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

14.2g

22.7g

289g

6.travel bag is included
?

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

Bose SoundSport Free
Bose SoundSport Wireless
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Sound quality

1.has passive noise reduction
?

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

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Bose SoundSport Wireless
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
2.has active noise cancelling (noise control)
?

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.

Bose SoundSport Free
Bose SoundSport Wireless
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
3.has a neodymium magnet
?

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

For example

Audeze LCD-1

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Bose SoundSport Wireless
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Power

1.Battery life
?

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.

Best

Sennheiser PXC 480

50h

5h

6h

24h

2.charge time
?

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.

Best

Sony Xperia Ear Duo

0.46h

2h

2h

3h

3.has a rechargeable battery
?

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Bose SoundSport Free
Bose SoundSport Wireless
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
4.has a battery level indicator
?

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Bose SoundSport Free
Bose SoundSport Wireless
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
5.has a removable battery
?

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

For example

Jaybird Run XT

Bose SoundSport Free
Bose SoundSport Wireless
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
?

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

Bose SoundSport Free
Bose SoundSport Wireless
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
2.maximum Bluetooth range
?

The device can connect at a greater distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.

Best

Mavin Air-X

100m

9m

9m

100m

3.has a 3.5mm male connector
?

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

Bose SoundSport Free
Bose SoundSport Wireless
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
4.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
?

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.

Bose SoundSport Free
Bose SoundSport Wireless
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
5.Has Wi-Fi
?

The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Bose SoundSport Free
Bose SoundSport Wireless
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
6.Has 802.11n Wi-Fi connection
?

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

For example

Debussy Nathaniel

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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Features

1.can be used as a headset
?

A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.

Bose SoundSport Free
Bose SoundSport Wireless
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
2.control panel placed on a device
?

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.

Bose SoundSport Free
Bose SoundSport Wireless
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
3.number of microphones
?

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

Best

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

8

2

1

2

4.has an in-line control panel
?

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

Bose SoundSport Free
Bose SoundSport Wireless
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
5.has a noise canceling microphone
?

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

For example

Jabra Elite 75t

Bose SoundSport Free
Bose SoundSport Wireless
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
6.Has voice prompts
?

With voice prompts, you will automatically receive information via audio messages – for instance, you may find out that the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.

Bose SoundSport Free
Bose SoundSport Wireless
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Miscellaneous

1.has a subwoofer
?

Devices with a subwoofer have a higher quality, deeper bass.

For example

Bose SoundSport Free

Bose SoundSport Free
Bose SoundSport Wireless
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
2.has a sleep timer
?

A sleep timer is a function that shuts off the power after a preset amount of time.

For example

Bose SoundSport Free

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Bose SoundSport Wireless
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
3.can be used with standard batteries
?

You can use the device with standard batteries instead of a power supply.

For example

Bose SoundSport Free

Bose SoundSport Free
Bose SoundSport Wireless
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
4.has a magnetic shielding
?

A magnetic shielding limits the coupling of a magnetic field between two devices. The purpose is to prevent magnetic fields from interfering with electrical devices and avoid distortion (of TV, monitors, hard drives etc.).

For example

Bose SoundSport Free

Bose SoundSport Free
Bose SoundSport Wireless
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
5.has a cradle with lightning connector
?

Lightning is a proprietary computer bus and power connector created by Apple Inc. It allows you to easily plug your iPhone 5, iPod Touch (5th gen.), iPod Nano (7th gen.), iPad (4th gen.), and iPad Mini into the device, play music and at the same time charge it.

For example

Bose SoundSport Free

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Bose SoundSport Wireless
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
6.has an external memory slot
?

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

For example

Bose SoundSport Free

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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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