97points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

66points

Sony MDR-Z1R

97points

Treblab Z2

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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE vs Sony MDR-Z1R vs Treblab Z2

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-Z1R
Treblab Z2
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-Z1R
Treblab Z2

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE better than Sony MDR-Z1R & Treblab Z2?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
  • Has a mute function

Why is Sony MDR-Z1R better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE & Treblab Z2?

    Why is Treblab Z2 better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE & Sony MDR-Z1R?

    • Weight
      252.3gvs289,385g
    • Has an in-line control panel
    • Sweat resistant
    • Has a noise canceling microphone

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    Design

    1.has stereo speakers
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
    Sony MDR-Z1R
    Treblab Z2

    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-Z1R
    Treblab Z2

    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
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
    Sony MDR-Z1R
    Treblab Z2

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

    4.weight

    289g

    385g

    252.3g

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    5.can be folded
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
    Sony MDR-Z1R
    Treblab Z2

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

    6.has an in-ear form
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
    Sony MDR-Z1R
    Treblab Z2

    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.

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    Sound quality

    1.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
    Sony MDR-Z1R
    Treblab Z2

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

    2.has a neodymium magnet
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
    Sony MDR-Z1R
    Treblab Z2

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

    3.driver unit size

    40mm

    70.1mm

    40mm

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

    Best

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    106mm

    4.impedance

    32 Ohms

    64 Ohms

    32 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.

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    5.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
    Sony MDR-Z1R
    Treblab Z2

    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-Z1R
    Treblab Z2

    An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

    2.has a rechargeable battery
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
    Sony MDR-Z1R
    Treblab Z2

    The battery can be recharged and used over again.

    3.has a removable battery
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
    Sony MDR-Z1R
    Treblab Z2

    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-Z1R
    Treblab Z2

    Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

    2.has a 3.5mm male connector
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
    Sony MDR-Z1R
    Treblab Z2

    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-Z1R
    Treblab Z2

    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
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
    Sony MDR-Z1R
    Treblab Z2

    The device can connect to WiFi.

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    Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

    5.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
    Sony MDR-Z1R
    Treblab Z2

    802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.

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    6.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
    Sony MDR-Z1R
    Treblab Z2

    802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

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    Features

    1.control panel placed on a device
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
    Sony MDR-Z1R
    Treblab Z2

    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
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
    Sony MDR-Z1R
    Treblab Z2

    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
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
    Sony MDR-Z1R
    Treblab Z2

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

    4.has a noise canceling microphone
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
    Sony MDR-Z1R
    Treblab Z2

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

    5.has voice prompts
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
    Sony MDR-Z1R
    Treblab Z2

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

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    RHA TrueConnect

    6.has a mute function
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
    Sony MDR-Z1R
    Treblab Z2

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

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    Miscellaneous

    1.wireless charging
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
    Sony MDR-Z1R
    Treblab Z2

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

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