99points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

61points

Sony MDR-DS6500

58points

Sony MDR-RF985RK

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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE vs Sony MDR-DS6500 vs Sony MDR-RF985RK

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-DS6500
Sony MDR-RF985RK
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-DS6500
Sony MDR-RF985RK

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE better than Sony MDR-DS6500 & Sony MDR-RF985RK?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Weight
    289gvs450,300g
  • Impedance
    32 Ohmsvs66,40 Ohms
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has included ear pads

Why is Sony MDR-DS6500 better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE & Sony MDR-RF985RK?

  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has a removable battery

Why is Sony MDR-RF985RK better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE & Sony MDR-DS6500?

  • Lowest frequency
    10Hzvs20,12Hz

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Design

1.weight

289g

450g

300g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

2.has a detachable cable
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-DS6500
Sony MDR-RF985RK

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

3.has stereo speakers
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-DS6500
Sony MDR-RF985RK

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

4.can be folded
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-DS6500
Sony MDR-RF985RK

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

5.has an over-the-ear form
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-DS6500
Sony MDR-RF985RK

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.

6.travel bag is included
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-DS6500
Sony MDR-RF985RK

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

22000Hz

22000Hz

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

12Hz

10Hz

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
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-DS6500
Sony MDR-RF985RK

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

4.impedance

32 Ohms

66 Ohms

40 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

5.has a neodymium magnet
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-DS6500
Sony MDR-RF985RK

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.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-DS6500
Sony MDR-RF985RK

This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-DS6500
Sony MDR-RF985RK

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-DS6500
Sony MDR-RF985RK

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-DS6500
Sony MDR-RF985RK

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

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-DS6500
Sony MDR-RF985RK

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-DS6500
Sony MDR-RF985RK

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

3.maximum Bluetooth range

100m

100m

45m

The device can connect at a greater distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.

Best

Fiil Canviis Pro

100m

4.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-DS6500
Sony MDR-RF985RK

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.can be used as a headset
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-DS6500
Sony MDR-RF985RK

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.

2.control panel placed on a device
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-DS6500
Sony MDR-RF985RK

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.

3.has a mute function
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-DS6500
Sony MDR-RF985RK

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

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