48points

HiFiMAN HE-500

99points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

86points

Sony MDR-100ABN

HiFiMAN HE-500
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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-100ABN
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HiFiMAN HE-500 vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE vs Sony MDR-100ABN

HiFiMAN HE-500
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-100ABN
HiFiMAN HE-500
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-100ABN

Why is HiFiMAN HE-500 better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE & Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Has an open-back design

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE better than HiFiMAN HE-500 & Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Weight
    289gvs502,290g
  • Has a mute function

Why is Sony MDR-100ABN better than HiFiMAN HE-500 & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

  • Lowest frequency
    5Hzvs15,20Hz
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Sound pressure level
    103dB/mWvs89,93dB/mW
  • Has an on-ear form

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
HiFiMAN HE-500
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
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 an over-the-ear form
HiFiMAN HE-500
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
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.

3.weight

502g

289g

290g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.has a detachable cable
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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
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.

5.can be folded
HiFiMAN HE-500
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

6.has included ear pads
HiFiMAN HE-500
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-100ABN

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

15Hz

20Hz

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

2.highest frequency

50000Hz

20000Hz

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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
HiFiMAN HE-500
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
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

89dB/mW

93dB/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.has a neodymium magnet
HiFiMAN HE-500
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
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.

6.impedance

38 Ohms

32 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

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
HiFiMAN HE-500
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-100ABN

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
HiFiMAN HE-500
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-100ABN

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
HiFiMAN HE-500
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-100ABN

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
HiFiMAN HE-500
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
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
HiFiMAN HE-500
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
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.

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
HiFiMAN HE-500
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
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
HiFiMAN HE-500
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
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 mute function
HiFiMAN HE-500
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

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