47points

Grado iGi

99points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

89points

Sennheiser Momentum Wireless

88points

Sony MDR-100ABN

Grado iGi
Comparison winner
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless
Sony MDR-100ABN
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27 facts in comparison

Grado iGi vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE vs Sennheiser Momentum Wireless vs Sony MDR-100ABN

Grado iGi
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless
Sony MDR-100ABN
Grado iGi
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless
Sony MDR-100ABN
47
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99
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89
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88
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Why is Grado iGi better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE & Sennheiser Momentum Wireless & Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Impedance
    24 Ohmsvs32,28,32 Ohms
  • Has an in-ear form

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE better than Grado iGi & Sennheiser Momentum Wireless & Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Has a straight plug
  • Has a mute function

Why is Sennheiser Momentum Wireless better than Grado iGi & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE & Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Has a noise canceling microphone

Why is Sony MDR-100ABN better than Grado iGi & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE & Sennheiser Momentum Wireless?

  • Highest frequency
    40000Hzvs20000,20000,22000Hz
  • Lowest frequency
    5Hzvs20,20,16Hz
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has an on-ear form

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Grado iGi
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless
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
Grado iGi
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless
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
Grado iGi
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless
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.can be folded
Grado iGi
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

5.has an in-ear form
Grado iGi
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless
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.

6.has included ear pads
Grado iGi
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless
Sony MDR-100ABN

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

20000Hz

22000Hz

40000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

Best

Sony MDR-Z1R

120000Hz

2.lowest frequency

20Hz

20Hz

16Hz

5Hz

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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Grado iGi
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

4.sound pressure level

105dB/mW

93dB/mW

113dB/mW

103dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

5.impedance

24 Ohms

32 Ohms

28 Ohms

32 Ohms

Impedance is the device’s electrical resistance to the current being pushed through it. The lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

6.has a neodymium magnet
Grado iGi
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless
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.

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Grado iGi
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless
Sony MDR-100ABN

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Grado iGi
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless
Sony MDR-100ABN

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Grado iGi
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless
Sony MDR-100ABN

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Grado iGi
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless
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
Grado iGi
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless
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
Grado iGi
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless
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
Grado iGi
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless
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 a noise canceling microphone
Grado iGi
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

4.has a mute function
Grado iGi
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

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