99points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

78points

Sony MDR-NC13

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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE vs Sony MDR-NC13

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-NC13
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-NC13

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE better than Sony MDR-NC13?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Has a rechargeable battery
  • Has a straight plug
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC

Why is Sony MDR-NC13 better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

  • 2000Hz higher high-frequency
    22000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 10Hz lower low-frequency
    10Hzvs20Hz
  • 270g lighter
    19gvs289g
  • 16 Ohms lower impedance
    16 Ohmsvs32 Ohms
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • 6dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    99dB/mWvs93dB/mW
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has a tangle free cable

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-NC13

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
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-NC13

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

289g

19g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.has a detachable cable
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-NC13

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

5.has an in-ear form
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-NC13

The in-ear device is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. It is inserted in the ear canal itself and blocks out a lot of environmental noise. It has stronger bass tones and is unlikely to fall out of the ear.

6.can be folded
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-NC13

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

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

20Hz

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

2.highest frequency

20000Hz

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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-NC13

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

93dB/mW

99dB/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
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-NC13

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

32 Ohms

16 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
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-NC13

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-NC13

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-NC13

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-NC13

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-NC13

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

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-NC13

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
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-NC13

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
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-NC13

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
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-NC13

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

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
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-NC13

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

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