49points

Nixon Apollo

93points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

100points

Sony WH-1000XM3

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Nixon Apollo vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 vs Sony WH-1000XM3

Nixon Apollo
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3
Nixon Apollo
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

Why is Nixon Apollo better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 & Sony WH-1000XM3?

  • Impedance
    32 Ohmsvs32,47 Ohms
  • Weight
    90gvs289,255g
  • Has an on-ear form

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 better than Nixon Apollo & Sony WH-1000XM3?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has a mute function

Why is Sony WH-1000XM3 better than Nixon Apollo & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2?

  • Highest frequency
    40000Hzvs20000,20000Hz
  • Lowest frequency
    4Hzvs20,20Hz
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Number of microphones
    3vs1,2
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
  • Has voice prompts
  • Has voice commands
  • Has USB Type-C

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

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
Nixon Apollo
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

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
Nixon Apollo
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

4.weight

90g

289g

255g

Best

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3g

5.can be folded
Nixon Apollo
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

6.sweat resistant
Nixon Apollo
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

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RHA TrueConnect

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

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

2.lowest frequency

20Hz

20Hz

4Hz

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
Nixon Apollo
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

112dB/mW

93dB/mW

104.5dB/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.driver unit size

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

6.has a neodymium magnet
Nixon Apollo
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Nixon Apollo
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Nixon Apollo
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Nixon Apollo
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

4.Has USB Type-C
Nixon Apollo
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Nixon Apollo
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Nixon Apollo
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

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
Nixon Apollo
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Nixon Apollo
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

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
Nixon Apollo
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

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
Nixon Apollo
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

3

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
Nixon Apollo
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

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 voice prompts
Nixon Apollo
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

This feature allows the device to inform you of important information through its audio function.

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Miscellaneous

1.wireless charging
Nixon Apollo
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

For example

Audio-Technica ATH-CKR7TW

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