75points

Panasonic RP-HC800

99points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

86points

Sony MDR-100ABN

Panasonic RP-HC800
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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
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Panasonic RP-HC800 vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE vs Sony MDR-100ABN

Panasonic RP-HC800
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-100ABN
Panasonic RP-HC800
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-100ABN

Why is Panasonic RP-HC800 better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE & Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Weight
    247gvs289,290g
  • Impedance
    19 Ohmsvs32,32 Ohms
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has a removable battery

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE better than Panasonic RP-HC800 & Sony MDR-100ABN?

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

Why is Sony MDR-100ABN better than Panasonic RP-HC800 & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

  • Highest frequency
    40000Hzvs25000,20000Hz
  • Lowest frequency
    5Hzvs10,20Hz
  • Sound pressure level
    103dB/mWvs94,93dB/mW
  • Has an on-ear form

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Panasonic RP-HC800
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
Panasonic RP-HC800
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

247g

289g

290g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.has a detachable cable
Panasonic RP-HC800
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
Panasonic RP-HC800
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
Panasonic RP-HC800
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

10Hz

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

25000Hz

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
Panasonic RP-HC800
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

94dB/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.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
Panasonic RP-HC800
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.

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Panasonic RP-HC800
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-100ABN

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Panasonic RP-HC800
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-100ABN

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Panasonic RP-HC800
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Panasonic RP-HC800
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-100ABN

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Panasonic RP-HC800
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
Panasonic RP-HC800
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
Panasonic RP-HC800
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.has an in-line control panel
Panasonic RP-HC800
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

3.can be used as a headset
Panasonic RP-HC800
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.

4.number of microphones

1

2

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 mute function
Panasonic RP-HC800
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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