56points
37points

Bose SoundSport Free

58points
47points

JBL Free

89points
74points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Bose SoundSport Free
JBL Free
Comparison winner
Cost-effectiveness winner
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
vs
vs

56 facts in comparison

Bose SoundSport Freevs JBL Freevs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Bose SoundSport Free
JBL Free
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
56
points
Bose SoundSport Free
58
points
JBL Free
89
points
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Why is Bose SoundSport Free better than the others?

  • Weight
    14.2gvs99,289g
  • Charge time
    ?

    2hvs2,3h
  • Has wireless charging
    ?
  • Has voice commands
    ?

Why is JBL Free better than the others?

  • Weather-sealed (splashproof)
    ?

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 better than the others?

  • Has passive noise reduction
    ?
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise control)
    ?
  • Has an over-the-ear form
    ?
  • Battery life
    ?

    24hvs5,4h
  • Can be folded
    ?
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
    ?
  • Has an L-shaped plug
    ?
  • Has a mute function
    ?

Price comparison

Cheap alternatives

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
JBL Free
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.

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

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

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

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

14.2g

99g

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
JBL Free
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.

Bose SoundSport Free
JBL Free
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
JBL Free
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

JBL T460BT

Bose SoundSport Free
JBL Free
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

4h

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
JBL Free
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
4.has a battery level indicator
?

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Bose SoundSport Free
JBL Free
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
JBL Free
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
?

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

Bose SoundSport Free
JBL Free
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
2.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
JBL Free
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
3.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.

For example

Sony WH-1000XM3

Bose SoundSport Free
JBL Free
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
4.Has Wi-Fi
?

The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Bose SoundSport Free
JBL Free
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
5.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

Bose SoundSport Free
JBL Free
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
6.Has fast 802.11ac Wi-Fi connection
?

802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.

For example

JBL Reflect Contour 2

Bose SoundSport Free
JBL Free
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
JBL Free
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
JBL Free
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.

For example

Monoprice Monolith M650

Bose SoundSport Free
JBL Free
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
JBL Free
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.

For example

Skullcandy Sesh

Bose SoundSport Free
JBL Free
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
JBL Free
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
2.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
JBL Free
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
3.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

Bose SoundSport Free
JBL Free
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
4.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
JBL Free
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
5.has a microphone input
?

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

For example

Bose SoundSport Free

Bose SoundSport Free
JBL Free
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
6.Has a radio
?

A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.

For example

Bose SoundSport Free

Bose SoundSport Free
JBL Free
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Price comparison

Which are the best headphones?

Show all
This page is currently only available in English.