95points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

88points

Sony MDR-100ABN

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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 vs Sony MDR-100ABN

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN
95
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88
points

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 better than Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 1g lighter
    289gvs290g
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has a mute function

Why is Sony MDR-100ABN better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2?

  • 20000Hz higher high-frequency
    40000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 15Hz lower low-frequency
    5Hzvs20Hz
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • 10dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    103dB/mWvs93dB/mW
  • 0.1 newer Bluetooth version
    4.1vs4
  • Has an on-ear form
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
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 a detachable cable
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
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.

3.has an over-the-ear form
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
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.

4.weight

289g

290g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

6.has included ear pads
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

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

2.lowest frequency

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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
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

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.impedance

32 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.

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

6.has a neodymium magnet
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
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.

Power

1. longer battery life

24h

20h

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.

Best

Sennheiser PXC 480

50h

2.has a battery level indicator
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

3.has a rechargeable battery
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.Bluetooth version

4

4.1

Best

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC900BT

5

3.maximum Bluetooth range

100m

10m

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

Best

Fiil Canviis Pro

100m

4.has a 3.5mm male connector
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

5.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
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.

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
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.can be used as a headset
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
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.

3.warranty period

2

1

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.

Best

Treblab X2

Unlimited undefined

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
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

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