53points

Koss Porta Pro KTC

93points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

67points

Sennheiser Momentum

87points

Sony MDR-XB950B1

Koss Porta Pro KTC
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Koss Porta Pro KTC vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 vs Sennheiser Momentum vs Sony MDR-XB950B1

Koss Porta Pro KTC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser Momentum
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Koss Porta Pro KTC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser Momentum
Sony MDR-XB950B1

Why is Koss Porta Pro KTC better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 & Sennheiser Momentum & Sony MDR-XB950B1?

  • Weight
    67gvs289,190,245g
  • Has an on-ear form

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 better than Koss Porta Pro KTC & Sennheiser Momentum & Sony MDR-XB950B1?

  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Has a mute function

Why is Sennheiser Momentum better than Koss Porta Pro KTC & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 & Sony MDR-XB950B1?

  • Impedance
    18 Ohmsvs60,32,24 Ohms
  • Sweat resistant

Why is Sony MDR-XB950B1 better than Koss Porta Pro KTC & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 & Sennheiser Momentum?

  • Highest frequency
    28000Hzvs25000,20000,22000Hz
  • Lowest frequency
    3Hzvs15,20,16Hz
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Koss Porta Pro KTC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser Momentum
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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
Koss Porta Pro KTC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser Momentum
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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.has a detachable cable
Koss Porta Pro KTC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser Momentum
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

4.weight

67g

289g

190g

245g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Koss Porta Pro KTC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser Momentum
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

6.has a tangle free cable
Koss Porta Pro KTC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser Momentum
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

For example

SoundMagic E11C

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

25000Hz

20000Hz

22000Hz

28000Hz

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

15Hz

20Hz

16Hz

3Hz

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
Koss Porta Pro KTC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser Momentum
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

101dB/mW

93dB/mW

110dB/mW

105dB/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
Koss Porta Pro KTC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser Momentum
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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.driver unit size

44mm

40mm

40mm

40mm

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

Best

Audeze LCD2 Classic

106mm

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Koss Porta Pro KTC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser Momentum
Sony MDR-XB950B1

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Koss Porta Pro KTC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser Momentum
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Koss Porta Pro KTC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser Momentum
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Koss Porta Pro KTC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser Momentum
Sony MDR-XB950B1

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Koss Porta Pro KTC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser Momentum
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Koss Porta Pro KTC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser Momentum
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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.

4.Has WiFi
Koss Porta Pro KTC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser Momentum
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Koss Porta Pro KTC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser Momentum
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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
Koss Porta Pro KTC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser Momentum
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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 an in-line control panel
Koss Porta Pro KTC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser Momentum
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

4.number of microphones

1

2

1

1

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
Koss Porta Pro KTC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser Momentum
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

For example

Microsoft Surface Headphones

6.has a mute function
Koss Porta Pro KTC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser Momentum
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

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