Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2Audio-Technica ATH-M50xSony MDR-10RNC
Top 2%1,319 points
Top 2%
Top 41%790 points
Top 41%
Top 31%933 points
Top 31%
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
vs
Sony MDR-10RNC
vs
Top specs and features

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 vs Audio-Technica ATH-M50x vs Sony MDR-10RNC: 28 facts in comparison

1. highest frequency

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
20000Hz
Sony MDR-Z1R: 120000Hz
28000Hz
24000Hz

2. lowest frequency

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
20Hz
Sony MH1CBLK: 1Hz
15Hz
6Hz

3. weight

289g
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
285g
205g

4. has sound isolation/passive noise reduction

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Sony MDR-10RNC
46% have it

5. impedance

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.
32Ohms
Flips Solo 2 Social: 4Ohms
38Ohms
50Ohms

6. has a neodymium magnet

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Sony MDR-10RNC
34% have it

7. sound pressure level

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
93dB/mW
AKG K553 Pro: 144dB/mW
99dB/mW
101dB/mW

8. no battery needed

This device works without batteries. It weighs less and you don't have to worry about recharging or replacing the battery.
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Sony MDR-10RNC
72% have it

9. has a detachable cable

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Sony MDR-10RNC
39% have it

10. has a tangle free cable

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Sony MDR-10RNC
25% have it

11. can be folded

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Sony MDR-10RNC
32% have it

12. has an in-line control panel

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Sony MDR-10RNC
45% have it

13. can be used as a headset

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.
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Sony MDR-10RNC
38% have it

14. driver unit size

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
40mm
Audeze LCD2 Classic: 106mm
45mm
40mm

15. has an over-the-ear form

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.
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Sony MDR-10RNC
42% have it

16. has a straight plug

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Sony MDR-10RNC
52% have it

17. has stereo speakers

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Sony MDR-10RNC
76% have it

18. has an L-shaped plug

An L-shaped plug is better if the jack is on the left or right side of the device, so that the cable isn't bent, and is less likely to break when the device is in your pocket.
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Sony MDR-10RNC
31% have it

19. has included ear pads

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Sony MDR-10RNC
41% have it

20. travel bag is included

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Sony MDR-10RNC
63% have it

21. Can be used wirelessly

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Sony MDR-10RNC
17% have it

22. control panel placed on a device

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.
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Sony MDR-10RNC
15% have it

23. has active noise canceling/noise reduction

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.
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Sony MDR-10RNC
12% have it

24. has a battery level indicator

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Sony MDR-10RNC
9% have it

25. has a coiled cord

A coiled cord typically offers more flexibility as it can be extended, and taken outside for example.
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Sony MDR-10RNC
8% have it
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